Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve

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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (5132) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2017 33 cl. bottle. Nearly jet with a creamy disc of foam. Smoky-sweet aroma of espresso, bacon, molasses, oats and dark chocolate. Flavor is a blend of bacon, raisin, charred oak, blackberry and caramel. Medium-heavy body is smooth and a little bit sticky with low-medium fizz and an acidic, drying blackberry finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JavitxuSoto (16) - SPAIN - FEB 6, 2017
Botella comprada en VivaLaBirra(Oviedo). Negro opaco con espuma beige fuerte con retencion media. En nariz predomina el chocolate negro y recuerdos a miel. Buen Cuerpo, en boca roza la perfeccion para mi gusto, predomina tambien el chocolate, malta tostada y toffe, no empalaga y el final tiene el amargor justo para que pronto apetezca otro trago, muy redonda. Cervezon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (4043) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2017 Bottle. Darkest brown color with beige head. Aroma is toffee, some sugar, caramel, cream, touch of chocolate. Taste is fudge, strawberries, cream, rather sweet. Very oily mouthfeel. Great beer, albeit a bit sweet, but it?s very harmonious.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1598) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 25, 2017
Black colored, thick, medium- dark tan creamy head, not too lasting. Aroma is of dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, some caramel, bit molasses, alcohol. Taste is medium+ sweet dark chocolate, licorice, some caramel, roasted malt and coffee, molasses, some alcohol, medium burnt/roasty bitterness, dry finish. Full- bodied, soft- carbonation, creamy. (bottle, Clapton Craft, London)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaserov (414) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2017
Color negro, opaco, con capa de espuma marrón de dos dedos de grosor (burbujas amplias y retención decente). Carbonatación mínima. Aroma a malta torrefacta, café, chocolate, alcohol... Sabor que contiene todo lo anterior, con buena dosis de amargor final que enmascara un poco el alcohol (presente, de todas formas). A ello hay que sumarle cierto toque metálico que, en este caso, no es de mi gusto. Nunca diría que esta birra es "smooth", pero hay gustos para todos los colores.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1677) - Hannover, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
Aroma: roasted dark malts, pumpernickel, chocolate. Appearance: jet black and creamy head. Taste: pumpernickel, roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, low herbal bitterness, smooth, warming alcohol. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Really good Old Ale, it tastes like a combination of a doppelbock and a london porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LRonCupboard (53) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle from vineyard, Belfast. Pours pretty black with good size creamy coffee beige/brown head - lasting. Chocolate, malty aroma with licorice and some coffee. Full soft body, soft carbonation, some sweetness. Chocolate, coffee, dark malt, some peat and slightly medicinal on tasting. Good length finish with subtle bitterness. Well balanced and pretty drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hansvf (812) - - DEC 27, 2016
Mooi zwart. Ruikt een beetje metalig of medicinaal. Goed dik, en aparte smaak. Hoestdrank? Gerookt? Vettig? Ziltig Sowieso. Veel drop ook. Niet heel lekker vind ik, wel iets nieuws.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2550) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
Donker bruin bier met een kleine beige schuim kraag. Ruikt geroosterd, zoet, koffie, ham, gerookt. Smaakt ziltig, drop, laurier, gerookt, geroosterd.


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