Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

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Type: Old Ale
  • Brewed by: Harviestoun
  • Availability: Year Round
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  • Region Available: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Scotland, USA
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Tepid
  • Container: Snifter and Tulips
  • Website: http://www.harviestoun.com/
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  • 13 
  • 4.1/5 
  • 6.00% 
  • 1407/3686 
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A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970s homebrewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavour, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops.

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Reviews: 1

  • Dec 11, 2009
    beerwolff77 (85)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Wisconsin
    3.8
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    First off, great name for a beer. The old car on the bottle just brings it home.

    Poured into my pint glass the beer is black as night with no other colors to be seen. Even when holding up to direct light. The beige head is thick and full. It reaches at least an inch and a half before settling to leave a moderate amount of lace.

    The aroma is dark an mysterious like the apperance. Roast malt, coffee, light chocolate, dark fruit and a hint of smoke.

    The flavor is very smokie. Bitter black coffee with a hint of chocolate. Some dark fruit but mostly just smoked malt.

    The body is a little thin and life less for my taste. Not a whole lot of carbonation.

    Overall a decent beer. A little too smoked and bitter but worthy of drinking for sure.