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

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RATINGS: 300   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5922) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Super chocolaty, this is a nice beer, less thick than I anticipated but certainly thick enough. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chap95 (208) - - DEC 11, 2016
Bardzo ciemne z kremową, przeciętną pianą. W aromacie poza klasyczną czekoladą i wiśnią jest sporo słodowości, pumpernikiel, karmel, trochę skórki od chleba. Umiarkowanie słodkie z zaznaczoną goryczką, w smaku dominuje gorzka czekolada i pumpernikiel. Alkohol rozgrzewający, ale dopiero po znacznym ogrzaniu się piwa. Jest treściwe, dość oleiste, ale pełni mogłoby być odrobinę więcej.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdg (163) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Black color, quickly dissipating light brown head; Malty aroma, roasted malt, chocolate & caramel; taste is sweet, followed by a light bitterness; full body, very smooth and oily texture, average carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (3262) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget (April 2015) Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and red berries. Alcohol, roasted malts, licorice and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (1036) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle. Celebrating Dark black, off white head. aroma chocolate, Taste rich chocolate and coffee, nice feel of malt. Tart, some bitterness, not sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imperial_suchy (151) - Rybnik, POLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Piwo czarne z beżową pianą. W aromacie suszone owoce, praliny, nuty palone. W smaku wysoka goryczka, paloność, kawowość, suszone owoce. Alkohol praktycznie niewyczuwalny w smaku i zapachu, aczkolwiek rozgrzewa przełyk. Przyjemne w odbiorze :).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (3082) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2016
No doubt a favorite of the tin man. Roasty and toasty, wonderfully bittersweet and yes, smooth and oily.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kiezmar (483) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Aroma: dark chocolate, pumpernickel bread, a little vanilla and dried fruit. Taste: sweet, oily, smooth. Chocolate, cocoa, roasted. Dense, very pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (500) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Loaded with flavors and aromas. A porter on steroids but very well balanced. Very good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor (340) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
330ml bottle best before 2017-03. Pour pitch black with some reddish reflections, nice thick white foam that diminish to some clouds and a ring that leaves some lacing. Aroma of chocolat malt, roasted oats and brown sugar. Better when it warmup. Nice spicy roasted malt taste, the alcohol blend nicely with the bitterness, chocolat and the brown sugar. Full body and medium carbonation for the style, oily and creamy. Long finish.


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