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: 323   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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4.1
JefVerstraete (3822) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2018
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Black colour, dark brown foam. Nose of roasted malts, toast, coffee, light caramel flavours, some fruitiness. Well balanced, roasty and notes of cocoa. Nice beer!

4
Iznogud (4991) - CROATIA - JAN 17, 2018
Bottle, 330 ml, from Pivoljub. Pours dark brown, medium beige head. Roasted, malty, lots of chocolate, sweet, some fruity notes, some caramel, bitterness in finish. Medium bodied.

4.1
mrjez (752) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle at Maruho, six months till expiration, not sure when bottled. Pours an oil black, no head, cola highlights. Aroma is rich and roasty malts, dark chocolate, savory. Flavour of cacao, molasses, dark fruits, perhaps prune or date lurking, really rich and delicious as it warms. Has a syrupy viscosity in the feel, nice second half carbonation to carry it over the palate. An older bottle, perhaps the booze had smoothed out a bit, this was very balanced and showed some good depth in flavour.

3.8
ogivlado (8446) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2017
Bottled 330ml. -from Pivoljub Ljubljana. Pitch black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate in the nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, notes of wood and dried fruits with subdued hop presence. Rather dry roasty finish. Very good one.

3.8
john44 (3510) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2017
Cask at The White Horse Old Ale Festival, Parson's Green in Nov 2017 - Pitch black in colour. Good foamy tan head. Malty; heavily malted, roasty malts, liquorice, dark chocolate, sugar, coffee notes. Fruity; dark fruits, plums, raisins. Spicy; peppery. Full bodied. Great depth of flavour. Sweet roast liquorice and chocolate malty and dark fruity spicy throughout. Very enjoyable. Lovely stuff. (2017-11)

3.9
kryon (4015) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2017
Pours black with medium high latte brown head. Aromas of nuts, roasted malts, hints of coffee and chocolate, spices. Taste has notes of coffee, hazelnuts, roasted malts, caramel, hints of fudge and spices. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with average carbonation, dry sweetness and low bitter finish

4
caiovini_costa (22) - - NOV 24, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2017 Uma das melhores Porter que tomei, ótima coloração e sabor. Uma boa escolha para quem gosta do estilo.

4
Idiosynkrasie (8325) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2017
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Rich, roasty, dark malty and dark fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of blueberry, blackberry, hints of plum and cherry, notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, some coffee and liquorice. Taste slightly dry, is roasty dark malty with some residual, chocolately malty sweetness, dark fruity hoppy and minimally alcoholic, notes of milk chocolate and dark chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, a touch of plum and cherry; full body, smooth and soft palate. Superbly balanced, rich and simultaneously rather easy drinkable

3.5
TBone (18668) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2017
Bottled 330ml (Gonzo, BB 07/2018)
Opaque colour, good creamy brownish head and lace. Toasted malty aroma with dark chocolate. Quite dry, even dry hayish. Medium-bodied. Toasted malty, chocolaty, a bit lactic even. Milk stoutish. Interesting variation of the classic.

3.6
GuideDogSaint (1817) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 31, 2017
330ml bottle at the House of Belgium, Xiamen. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roast malt with chocolate and coffee. Can't taste the alcohol. Bitter finish.


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