Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

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Style
Porter
Country
Britain
Brewery
ABV
6.0%
Bottle Size
330ml
Serving Temp
4 to 6 °C
6.0%
330ml
Britain
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Details

Famed for the great but more common Bitter and Twisted and Schiehallion, we believe Harviestoun's best beers are their darker Porters and Stouts. It's either in the pure Scottish water of the Ochi hills or something in the Scottish Malts, either way we love 'em. Their icon and mascot is a "fractious mouse" which appears on each of the labels and was apparently the inspiration for the first brew. Harviestoun’s original master brewer Ken Brooker spent much of his early life crafting wooden design prototypes for Ford. Naturally then this thick, black, gloopy beer, reminded Ken of car engine oil, so he named it in honour of his second love, the internal combustion engine. Outrageously smooth this strong dark beer with its chocolaty flavour leaves a bittersweet aftertaste to savour. Best served slightly colder than your normal porter. Harviestoun Old Engine Oil won a Silver Medal at the World Beer Awards 2015 in the category United Kingdom - Porter.

Brewery Info

Harviestoun are about as Scottish as you can get - based in Clackmannanshire, they’ve been brewing small batch craft beer for over 30 years. They’re extremely innovative, and successful - rather impressively for a UK brewer, they’ve been a well-respected player on the US craft scene since 1999.

One of their most famous brews - Old Engine Oil Ola Dubh - is aged in whisky barrels and they’ve also created a special edition beer - Bitter & Twisted Zymatore - aged in gin and Pinot Noir barrels. For delicious session ales and lovely Scottish heritage, you can’t go wrong with Harviestoun.

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Dark
80%
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Very nice, I will be having more
Wonderful Porter
100%
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Had this for the first time this week and will definitely be getting it again soon. Deliciously rich and satisfying.
Perfection
100%
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This is one of my favourite beers. It has a perfect balance of alcohol, deep flavour and not too gassy. Perfect.
Very dark, almost black ale with a good, strong flavour.
100%
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Old Engine Oil is the perfect name for this ale. It is a very dark, opaque beer with a complexity of flavours that should be savoured. It has a good malt flavour with chocolate, coffee and a hint of liquorice. Not a beer to quaff quickly but instead to enjoy slowly, taking in all those flavours.
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