dutch23mp (317) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 OMG pours dark with very smal creamy unlike the 16 year muddy in texture.12 oz bottle pours like motor oil almost more of a stout very smooth the only time the ABV came through was near the finish. YHints of vanilla. strong aroma of roasted malts toffee, molasses, caramel. Wonderful treat. andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Thin blackish look with a good beige head. Very clean, sweet and pleasant aroma of chocolate, smoke, ashes and plenty of vious fruit notes. Body is extremely slick, almost too smooth with flavours similar to the mouthfeel. Once you get past the whiskey kick theres a pleasant, smooth fruity base making it fairly entertaining, not for too long though.. The aftertaste is oaky, dry and very lasting. Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle No. 05915. Dated September 2007. This is a semi-viscous pour displaying no head and a body of black color with brown-tinges. The aroma is strong with dark fruits, toffee, and caramel. Flavors are similar to the nose with an aftertaste of smoked cocao and a subtle whiskey bitterness. Flavors are full-bodied but the mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for the style. This is a good beer, but could possibly use more body. gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2009
33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Shared with a friend on April 24, 2009porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle no 08004 - Bottles Nov 2008 - BB Jan 2012
Black color, brown head. Smooth, sweet, vinous, chocolate, raissin, alcohol scent. Smooth yet almost thi, chocolate, grainy, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Big warming alcohol. Dry oak and also licorice aftertaste.
(330 ml bottle (Sept. ’07) from Belfast Co-op) Pours black (or nearly) with just a wisp of a dark brown head. Aroma of aged liquor (actually the sweetness of it makes it seem more like brandy than Scotch to me), wood, roast, dark fruit, molasses - nice. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth maybe slightly oily, very lightly fizzy. Very light spots of lacing inside snifter. Flavor of dark molasses, roast, chocolate, aged liquor, wood, perhaps light plum. Warming ABV presence but only slightly hot. Has a very nice old, aged feel to it. Is a bit grassy on the back end which detracted for me, otherwise I was impressed and enjoyed this much more than regular Old Engine Oil.
ErikTheViking (76) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2009
7 April 2009 on Cardinal. The Old Engine Oil is a superb beer, so I was very disappointed by this. Aroma from "torvrøyk". This does not smell like beer, and it does not taste like beer. It may have been beer, but it is not any longer. Expensive too. SaintMatty (7364) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2009
330ml Bottle - Black in colour, with a tan head. Malty and roasted aroma with hints of raisins and plain chocolate. Rich and slightly hoppy taste with roasted malt and plain chocolate being detected. Tasty and easy to drink. HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle (330ml). Shared by jerc and mabel with me and garthicus. Oily reddish black pour with a smallish frothy tan head. Mild aroma - sweet roast coffee bean, dry, medium alcohol, with an underlying light Islay scotch pungency. Lovely taste, mostly peat/iodine Islay scotch balanced against a sweet caramel malt, slightly herbal. Sticky body, mild carbonation, long peaty finish. A lovely drinker, not over the top at all. Capa (3298) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2009
Very dark with the faintest of ruby highlites. Intense molasses, sweet malts, brown sugar, chocolate, light whisky, and wood. Full bodied, but not overly so. Sweet malts, molasses, chocolate, toffee, woody, a touch of peat, and very little alcohol. Finishes sweet and long with mild bitterness. I really enjoyed this one. Much better than an over the top imperial stout, IMO. djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2009
Pours out blackwith foam on top. First taste is malty with roasty woody flavors. Slight warming from the whisky notes. Not quite a imp stout. Very good brew.