On a trip to the Roger Wilco (formerly the Wine Warehouse), I picked up a bottle of Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve from Harviestoun brewery. I had already had the Old Engine Oil and the Bitter & Twisted, so I was familiar with the brand and I really like the style, English porter (black ale). Harviestoun is a small, brewer located in Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. The brewery was founded in 1985 and has been bought and sold several times and is once again independent.
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I had stopped in to Kress Liquors to check out their assortment of canned beer for an upcoming pool party. Always a sucker for proper merchandising, I wandered over to the import wall and immediately was struck by the Old Engine Oil. I put together a couple of chocolate stouts (incl. Rogue Chocolate and Young’s Double Chocolate) and added a bottle in for tasting. From the Harviestoun site:
“Old Engine Oil is strong and dark but wickedly smooth. Chocolate dominates the palate but is nicely balanced with a hoppy bitterness. Old Engine Oil is a delicious post-prandial beer with a bittersweet aftertaste.
Harviestoun’s founder Ken Brooker spent much of his life crafting wooden design prototypes for Ford. The viscous nature of this Continue reading