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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Keeps the engine ticking over
100%
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A lovely dark, smoky, porter. Full of complex flavours hints of coffee, chocolate and malty aromas!

Keeps the engine ticking over nicely
A great beer
80%
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Packed full of malty chocolate flavour and best served at just below room temperature.
Well oiled after this lol
100%
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A nice dark brew and well suited for the festivities
Great name
80%
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Don't try to run your car on it though. Looks like used engine oil, fantastic, and the taste, superb. Malty chocolate with a bitter after taste, very smooth and creamy. Best sipped to appreciate all the flavour.
old engine oil
100%
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one of the best beers i have ever tasted. very dark and refreshing taste .
Dad's 60th
100%
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My dad worked in engineering so was so happy with this birthday gift. Tasty and thirst quenching
More than a Porter
100%
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A lovely dark, smoky, porter. Full of complex flavours and liquorice, chocolate and malty aromas. Now my current go-to dark beer.
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.
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