dantheman278 (1361) - - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
teorn88 (3964) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
Stuu666 (7313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, taste is rich and smooth.
mR_fr0g (6054) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Black beer lasting tan head. Quite tasty. Good dark beer. Dark chocolate. Pretty decent. Liked it
zimbo (772) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at hanging bat. Black with tan head. Rich roasty smokey aroma. Taste is a balanced blend of roastiness, peat smoke and chocolate. Thick and smooth with a lingering chocolatey finish. Alcohol is nowhere to be seen. Very tasty
cgarvieuk (18086) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2013 cask at bat ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep roast ... soldic chocolate malts .... meaty msalts ... huge rich chocolate dark malts ... heavy roast ... soft whisky ... mellow rich and crackin
deep black ... thin tn head ... deep dark fruit roast ... soft mellow meaty whisky ... rich oily body ... dark malts ... dark roast ...
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Gravity cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 23 Nov 2012) Black colour with brief head. Malty, fruity nose with dark chocolate, black coffee, liquorice, oak wood and vanilla. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dark chocolate, black coffee, caramel and a warming, vinous finish. Full body, with oily mouthfeel. Fairly sweet. Quite powerful, but well balanced and very nice.