Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Special Reserve

 
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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle. Export only for B. United International.
The regular Old Engine Oil has been filtered and pasteurised then left in single malt whiskey casks for six months. This allows the flavours of the beer to blend with the flavors of the whiskey.

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3.8
pdx77 (1717) - Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On draught at Apex. Deep dark brown color. Aroma is smoked, chocolate malt and brine, in a good way. Taste is smokey, with notes of chocolate, malt, and light hops. Smooth finish.

4.1
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Tried during CMU Scotch Ale Tasting. Pours a dark brown with a slight tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Sweet taste with a bit of a dryish finish. Not getting a ton of barrel in this one so I am guessing there is some blending. Medium thick body and medium low carb. Very enjoyable.

3.9
ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
November 19, 2013 - on tap at Royal Mile. Dark brown pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was roasted malt, toffee and slight hops. Taste was consistent with aroma and had a mildly dry alcohol finish with touch of bitterness. A nice smooth creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
Scopey (15725) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle at home. It pours very dark brown (near black) with a small dark tan head. The nose is roasted malt, chocolate, meatiness, coffee, whisky, peat, earth and salted caramel. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, wood, whisky, chocolate, mild acidity, earth, umami aspect and treacle with a warming finish. Full body, low carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. Rich and flavoursome. Good depth of flavour. Nice after dinner beer.

3.7
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle @ our annual Christmas night bottle share... Poured jet black with a thin, bubbly khaki head. Some smoked, peat malt and wood on the nose. Thick, viscous plate. Not roasty, but some charred grains and wood with a thick sweetness. Lots of flavor and complexity here too. Finished with an woody incense character that seemed spot on.

4.9
DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Great chocolate and roasted grain aromas with a nice earthiness underneath. Excellent flavors with great thick and sweet and coffee like roasted malts and a wonderful chocolate flavor with a great slight earthy hop undertone. Extremely smooth and great going down with no discernible alcohol heat. One of the best porters I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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