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

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RATINGS: 311   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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4.2
Korcz (3375) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.9
SinH4 (4719) - 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.

4
kajser27 (1786) - 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
kaserov (688) - 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
peponi (1842) - 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
LRonCupboard (64) - 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
hansvf (881) - - 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
Abijen (2571) - ’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.

3.7
Bosbouw (2899) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
Bruine, bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt koffie, chocolade, stroop. Smaakt zoetig, drop, stroop, vettig, ziltig.

3.7
Jagienka (439) - Łask, POLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Butelka. Barwa ciemno brunatna, nie przejrzyste. Piana ciemno be?owa, drobna, ma?a, szybko opada. Aromat s?odkowodne, palony. W smaku s?odkiawe, kawowe. Goryczka palona na poziomie ?rednim ku niskiej. Piwo nisko nasycone, olejiste. Piwo lekko rozgrzewa w prze?yku.


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