Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve

Rated 3.778 by BeerPals
No Image Available

Brewed by Harviestoun Brewery

Dollar, Clackmannan, United Kingdom

Style:  Old Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

Availability of this beer is unknown

Sign Up to Participate:

The intensely flavoured but incredibly smooth Engineer’s Reserve is our fabulous Old Engine Oil brewed up to 9% ABV. Three hop varieties - grassy Fuggles, spicy East Kent Goldings and fruity Galena - are combined with roast barley providing a slightly burnt, toasted coffee character. Enjoy a bottle after dinner and take time to savour the earthy, hop fruity flavours of this spectacularly dark, rich beer.

ID: 47609 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

Key Stats








0 Member Photos

No photos yet. Show us yours!

Sign up to share your photos


Most noted beer attributes

None to date - be the first! Beeributes help BeerPal predict what beers you'll love.

Sign up to participate


Overall Rank626
Overall Percentile98.8
Style Rank7 of 226
Style Percentile96.9
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.167
Weighted Score3.778
Standard Deviation0.327

Rating Distribution

Beer vs Style

6 Member Reviews

Recent | Card View | Table View
  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a thick black body with a thick head and some lacing throughout. Great chocolate and roasted grain aromas with a nice earthiness underneath. Excellent flavors with great thick and sweet and coffee like roasted malts and a wonderful chocolate flavor with a great slight earthy hop undertone. Extremely smooth and great going down with no discernible alcohol heat. Excellent beer.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours black, small tan head disappears quickly. No lace but leaves a slick coating inside the glass. The smell is malt and chocolate. The taste is yum. Sweet chocolate, hint of peat, black coffee and a touch of licorice. Thick oily mouthfeel. Long lasting aftertaste. Wish I had more.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a jet black with no head to think of. I could strap this one to my head and use it welding. Aroma is fairly mild of dark malts. You can detect the booze in the taste but it not at all overwhelming. A little chocolate and coffee in the taste. Texture is very creamy. Reminds me of a dryer stout. If it wasn't for the outrageous price I would try this one again.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Another that blurs the line between old ale, Scottish ale, imperial porter and imperial stout. Looks like the latter. Smell of charred malt, chocolate Malt balls, a hint of coffee and molasses. Taste has those attributes and a heavy dose of dark fruit that mingles quite nicely with everything else. Bittersweet finish and super smooth. Reminds me of a few foreign stouts like lion or st Ambrose.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This is more like an IPS, but can see how it's a super dark old ale. Lots of chocolate malt in this one...right up my alley! When poured, virtually no head so thought it may be one of those flat-style feels...but has some decent carb to it. Little bit of earthy hop at the end to balance out. Some roasted coffee flavors too. A little pricey, but worth the try.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Aroma has notes of chocolate, roast coffee and caramel. It pours a deep sable with a thick tan head. Scrumptious flavor has chocolate, quality coffee and malt notes plus hints of licorice and caramel. Lip smacking! Thick, smooth mouthfeel has a good amount of fizz and leaves a smoky, slightly sweet finish. You don’t have to be an engineer to appreciate this one.

Discuss This Beer