Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2007
Rocking stout from Harviestoun. Reallt great wuality beer from a really good quality brewery - one of my favs. pretty much as perfect and well balabced as a 6% stout can be. love it! :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4661) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Pours a dark black with a thin to medium brown head. The aroma was roasty, a tad sweet, and something I cant identify. The flavor showed some slight roasted coffee, thin not too much in the flavor. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2007
deep roasted aroma and flavor. so jam packed with roasted malt youd want to chew but weighs light and feels thin. still a great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (10301) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2007
Bottle, Many thanks to Craig aka Cgarvieuk for picking this up for me Ive had this before but never rated so was quite chuffed that Craig had picked one up for me. Poured as black as its name describes with just the tiniest of beige heads to top off. Aroma slightly bitter and sour but also some sweetness as well. First taste was wonderful, really quite indulgent and even though it was 6% it really was an ale that you needed to sip to get maximum enjoyment, molasses, chocolate, dark fruits even some burnt wood, it was all in there in this very lovely beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Chocolate and smoke in the nose. Pours jet black. Odd tang upon first sip that goes away with future sipping. Sweet and dry at the same time with some mild roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2803) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Bottle. Moderate notes of dark chocolate and toasted for the malt, light grass for the hops and a light hint of earth for the yeast. Charcoal, band aid, and a little alcohol in the background. Head is small, light brown, fully dimishing and has fair lacing, color is pitch black. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly tart and finishes the same sweetness and lightly bitter. Palate is med/full, creamy and it has a soft carbonation. Tastes and smells like an American craft stout should, a very nice beer from Scotland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (2028) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2007
12 oz bottle received in trade with Acknud (Thank You Bill ), Pours a deep brown, almost black with ruby red highlights. Nose is smoky. Palate is dry and mouthfeel is a little thin. Taste is of semi sweet chocolate, roasted malts. I agree with everyone else that says this is more of a dry stout than an old ale. This stuff was great. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
11.2oz $3.29 Sams Downers Grove Old Engine Oil pours the deepest most dense red you could imagine sporting small but bright ruby highlights when held to the light. A 1+ finger beige head formed on the pour that fell to a half finger of creaminess rather quickly. Left drink lines from each sip. Good looking beer. This beer has a nose full of powerful rich aromas. Malts that are roasted so deeply they actually make my eyes water. Strong notes of dark chocolate mesh very nicely with the roasted malts. Theres even a drop or two of cream. Faint hop presence toward the backend. Very inviting. This is one interesting brew. Starts off with a deeply roasted malt bitterness and it seems to me a mid palate hop bitterness. Bittersweet chocolate comes around toward the end along with a few drops of cream and mild nuttiness as it warms. The roasty bitterness shows up on the swallow, then quickly disappers to a creamy smothness, then the bitterness actually lingers around. Strange, but definately unique and enjoyable. Great mouthfeel. Medium bodied with an absolutely velvety smooth mouthfeel. This beer just glides along your tongue. The bold flavors hurt the long-run drinkability but this is an easy one to finish off the single bottle. The bottle calls this "a delicious after dinner beer" and I couldnt agree more. A perfect beer to go with a nice cigar after an enjoyable meal. Unique and nothing like I expected. I will definately pick up again, even to share with company. 8/2/07

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - JUL 30, 2007
pours an impressive black for an old ale w/ slight red tones around the edges. Nose predominantly of malted candy, some smokiness further malts on the tongue, rather well attenuated with little residual sweetness, definitely some chocolate malts but without the body of a porter/stout, finishing with a level bitterness. Pleasant, but nothing too unusual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pours dark brown to black. Small amber head. Very dry tasting with dark chocolate predominating. Very little sweetness.

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