Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve

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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The intensely flavoured but incredibly smooth Engineer’s Reserve is our fabulous Old Engine Oil brewed up to 9% ABV. Three hop varieties - grassy Fuggles, spicy East Kent Goldings and fruity Galena - are combined with roast barley providing a slightly burnt, toasted coffee character. Enjoy a bottle after dinner and take time to savour the earthy, hop fruity flavours of this spectacularly dark, rich beer.

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3.9
Moebbels (815) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2017
A thick, viscous pitch black beer with no foam on top. Deep malty aroma with sweet chokolate, coffee, caramel, roasted barley and syrup. Sweet taste with chokolate on the upfront and a roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Low carbonation and rich palate. Extremely nice, nuanced and well balanced dark beer.

3.9
douglas88 (9570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 12 ounce bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a small white head. A big roasty chocolate nose. Huge smoky malts, sweet, licorice, sweet chocolate. Very good.

3.9
GreenCat (167) - SLOVENIA - SEP 6, 2017
0,33 l bottle. Pours almost black with small brown head. Aroma is malty, coffee, chocolate, light dried fruit, quite but not annoyingly roasty and smokey, very light alcohol. Body is medium sweet, medium bitter. Body is full, texture oily, almost thick, carbonation light. Finish is quite long, starts malty and slowly goes to bitter dark chocolate with dark roasted coffee finish.

3.9
mike_77 (7013) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2017
Black with dark creamy head. Aroma and flavour do indeed have some chocolatey notes. Furthermore it’s malty, rich and sweet. Smooth, oily texture.

3.8
wekker84 (2389) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle a black colored beer without a head aroma malts chocolate coffee spicy caramel dried fruits and oak flavor malts spicy caramel dried fruits coffee chocolate spicy and hops

4.1
ciocanelu (2851) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 8, 2017
Almost black color with brownish head. Aroma has dark roasted malt, a bit of umami and a hint of smoke. Taste follows, roasty, a bit briney, light ham notes. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Quite tasty and smooth overall.

4.3
rodsquad (302) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle from Westhill Service Station. Pours black with a ruby tinge and creamy tan head. Aroma of strong toffee, little vanilla then big roasted notes and boozy dark fruits. Taste advances the boozy fruit with soft creamy chocolate building to a warming alcohol glow. The palate has a soft and glossy feel with a gentle dry sparkle. The creamy sensations coupled with the warming boozy tones are absolutely top drawer. A fantastic beer from Harviestoun.

3.4
erikaraeb (263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Very, very dark with little head. Heavy on the roasted chocolate taste and aroma. Not at all bitter; rather sweet, but pleasantly so.

4.2
oobawa (1650) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Caught somewhere between an old ale and an imperial stout, Special Reserve offers up a huge swath of toffee and malt, yet couples it with a black-as-night roastiness, deep veins of bakers chocolate and coffee offsetting the sweetness. Candied black cherries round out the middle, and the finish has a pine-floral bitterness that meshes well with the lingering java notes. No trace of the 9% ABV. Deep chocolate-toffee aroma is almost visible, and the oily black pour seems both foreboding and decadent. Delicious.

3.9
djcampbell (320) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2017
Velmi zajímavá zkušenost,na kterou se jen tak nezapomene. Skvělá chuť černého piva s whiskey.


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