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Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Special Reserve (10.5 %)

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Special Reserve (10.5 %)
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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Draft special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erling1000 (571) - - JUN 21, 2016
A black imperial stout with creamy, brown head. Aroma is malt, liqourice, roasted, coffee, light nuts, light prune. Taste is very bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6352) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Cask, gravity dispense at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2015. Black, big foamy dense brown head, light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, ash. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is yeasty, dry, cardboard, chocolate. Chocolate and yeast. Pretty nice - I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Gravity dispense at the White Horse Old Ale Festival, 19/11/15. Pitch black topped with a decent tan swirl. Nose is rich dark fruit, liquorice, light spice, tar, herbal notes. Taste comprises fruit cake, dried dates, toasted brown sugar, light spice, aniseed, touch of booze, whisky licks. Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with warming alcohol. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. As ’Engineers Reserve 10.5%’. One of 50 bottles. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Light fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts. Floral candy fruit sweetness and light spice. Spicy esters. Light finish. A little odd but fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
33cl bottle from The Gun Docklands shared at Chriso’s May tasting, London. Says on the label one of only 50 bottles made especially for The Gun Docklands. It pours a deep dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasty and rich, with notes of dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, leather, caramel, light charred oak. Taste is medium sweet and lightly charred and roasty, with notes of cocoa powder, coffee beans, dust, chocolate mousse, booze, whisky, vanilla and earth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, really tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, taste is rich and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Big thanks to Matteo. Oily,black / caramel coloured pour with a light tan head. Aroma is hot alcohols, caramel, berry, brown sugar and light roast. Flavour is roast, choc, berry, warming hot alcohol in the finish. Lingering dark choc. Palate is sticky, mostly sweet and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Black beer lasting tan head. Quite tasty. Good dark beer. Dark chocolate. Pretty decent. Liked it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (901) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Black & not much else in the glass but then appearances are deceiving. So are beginnings because to the eye it seems to be medium bodied. But from the moment it hits the mouth it powers out from the core a rich full bodies and beautifully fully integrated knitted complex. beer of some smoke, peat, velvet & roast with rich smooth earth & chocolate. And the alcohol is totally tamed. Without doubt the best Old Engine Oil ever released.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Cask at Bat. Deep viscous black, bubbly beige head. Chocolate, subtle whisky booze, light coffee, some light peat smoke on the nose. Velvety soft, light sweetness, rich roast, lots of chocolate coffee malt flavours, lightest touch of booze and a rich roasty bitterness on the finish. Coats the mouth, seriously tasty. Nom.

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