Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineers Reserve Blackest Ale. Alva Industrial Estate Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. English Porter 9% ABV.
Served chilled from an 11.2 oz bottle and poured into a goblet. Pours a deep black color with a thin, tan head. Smells are of espresso beans, dark chocolate and heavily roasted malts. Carbonation is light with a full body. Taste is of coffee and dark, bittersweet chocolate. It has an incredibly roasted flavor and a wonderfully bitter aftertaste. The beer is full bodied and smooth, yet extremely drinkable.
Overall a fantastic beer from Harviestoun. My readers know how much I love this brewery, and it is clearly my favorite overseas brewery. (Unibroue is a close second). I bought this at Total Wines in Fort Myers, Florida. Several upcoming reviews will be from there so be on the lookout.
$5/11.2 oz bottle