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

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RATINGS: 316   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
mclaren14 (371) - £ód¼, POLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Aromat: z butelki mocno słodowo, głównie ciemne słody z karmelem, do tego nuty prażonego słonecznika i alkoholowe przypominające Porto, ze szkła bardziej słodko, melasa, potem Porto i trochę beczkowego drewna, Wygląd: barwa ciemnobrązowa do czarnej, nieprzejrzyste, piana kawowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, średniotrwała, opadając zostawia taki sobie lacing Smak: słodka kawa, mocno palona i czekoladowa z dodatkiem świetnie ułożonego alkoholu, lekko wodniste, na finiszu gorzka czekolada, goryczka na średnim poziomie, szlachetna choć delikatnie czuć ją pomiędzy kolejnymi łykami Podniebienie: pełne, niskie nagazowanie, daje wrażenie gęstości, wyklejające, bardzo pijalne Podsumowanie: lekka wodnistość w smaku trochę zaskakuje, choć na pewno czyni to piwo bardzo pijalnym pomimo dosyć wysokiej goryczki, genialny aromat

3.9
Carlisle (795) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with minimal tan head. Nose of roasted malt with some grass and toffee. Smokey, toasty malt upfront followed by some chocolate notes. Full mouthfeel. Long finish. No overwhelming alcohol presence, which is surprising given the 9% ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
kraddel (8888) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2017
Thnx to Ben. Pours black , small white head. Smell Is intense, roasted malts. Bit sweet. Taste is very intense, roasted malts, chocolaty, very distant bitterness. Lovely

3.6
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2017
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small cream head. Aroma of roasted grain, chocolate, coffee, peat, and molasses. Flavor of roasted grain, peppers, coffee, raisins, oak, chocolate, and nuts.

3.4
EugeneStraver (311) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
20170304 Home; 33 cl Bottle, BB MAR 2017. A dark red-brown clear beer with a good brown foam layer. Aroma of dark malt, dark chocolate, mocca. The aroma and taste is also light peated. For the rest in the taste roasted malt, chocolate and nuts. A sweet full body with a malty bitterness like coffee. Also stcky and dry bitter in the aftertaste. Alcoholic.

3.8
Mindwarp (294) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2017 Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and a bit of dark chocolate. Taste follows the nose but is also creamy. Is this a black ale or a stout don’t know don’t care this is good.

4.1
nearbeer (5604) - 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
JavitxuSoto (20) - 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
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.9
SinH4 (6258) - Garching b. M�nchen, 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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