Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Can

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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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Recommended
80%
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Would buy again
Cracking Stuff!!
100%
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Tremendous choc nose. Rich, decadent, body. Get tones of chocolate, coffee & treacle. Touch of strength. Love it.
great black beer
80%
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0.33ml can. Pours black/brown. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, roasted malts, cocoa and licorice. Sweat taste of chocolate, very pleasant.
Flavour!!
100%
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From the smell when you pour it to the last sip there is so much flavour going on, I absolutely loved this beer.
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