Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (Bottle)

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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Pale malt; Roasted barley; Oats; Washington Galena, Worcester Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops.
A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970s homebrewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavour, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops.

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3.9
Jabah (915) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2018
This was pretty much like a chocolate stout for me, with some characteristics of a porter as well. Super-dark black appearance, but not thick and heavy. Roasty, chocolate malty, coffee flavors, but just the right balance of hops at the end. There are a lot of similar beers that this reminds me of, so hard to describe or pinpoint how this is different....but I'd say it's a very good overall beer that is worth trying.

3.6
gyhallmanti (899) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2018
33cl bottle at home. Pours a pitch black cour with a medium frothy to creamy brown colour. Aroma of roasted malt, carafa malt, caramel, slight spices, slight vanilla. Taste is moderate sweet, medium bitter with a moderate dry finish. Notes of roasted malt, dark malt, leather, tobacco, chocolate, cacao. Texture is oily, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation

3.8
sebsky (549) - ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2018
330 ml bottle,bb 09/2019. Very dark brown/black,beige head. Nose - malts,cocoa, bit of coffee,earth and in the deepest background something I'd describe as the slurry. Taste - malts,dark chocolate,bitter.

4
Beerwithwings (441) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2018 Bottle bought from Waitrose. This is possibly the best porter I've had its rich and smooth

3.5
unclefrito62 (472) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2018
11.5 ounce can at home. Super dark brown with half inch tan head. Smell of malt, faint coffee aromas. Tastes very malty and some bakers chocolate in the taste. Strong tasting and mostly smooth with malt and some alcohol notes in the after taste. Not sweet like some porters. This is very nice beer for style. Cheers!

4.2
GoDarkOrGoHome (122) - WALES - MAR 16, 2018
Full bodied, deep black appearance, strong roasted aroma and a gorgeous flavour with the strong roasted flavour quickly being followed by the intense sweetness of the chocolate. Rich but not cloying, smooth, and doesn't outstay its welcome.

4.5
julesxxl (875) - FRANCE - MAR 7, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2018 (nez ~café, fumé, huile noix, truffe-terre, bouche suave, ça sweet-glisse (oat), ~choco, rétro roast, end amer)

3.8
cage.79 (102) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2018 Can. Black beer with light brown head, lacing around glass. Aroma of liquorice and black currents. Taste is wonderful; definite fruit in there - prunes and black currents. Some bitter chocolate and coffee too. Lots going on! Lovely silky mouthfeel. Long bitter finish. Top notch beer.

3.8
midovark (1277) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 25, 2018
0.33 l can, thanks to my family for this. Pours jet black with thin, long lasting beige head. Nose is grains, chocolate, moderate coffee and some nuts. In taste there's some chocolate, nuts and grains with a subtle, but detectable hoppy touch at the end. Medium bitterish finish, soft carbo and light, smooth body. An easy-to-drink beer that's full of flavours, good one!

3.6
tovesa (255) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2018 Bottle 330ml at home. BBE JUL 2019. From Alko. Pours dark brown, beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, light smokey flavor, sweet licorice. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Original rating 2012-10-03 on Viking Line Gabriella from bottle 8-3-8-3-14.


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