Old Engine Oil Special Reserve

Harviestoun Brewery Ltd

Scotland

5 years ago, I probably would have vomited at the prospect of drinking this beer. Had you told me 24 hours ago that this would have a flavor of scotch whiskey, I might have been very apprehensive about sampling this (because, to be frank, I absolutely hate hard liquor). However, I loved the regular Old Engine Oil so much that I was looking forward to it, and I wasn't disappointed. This makes a great after-dinner beer, because of that scotch flavor. They age Special Reserve in single malt whiskey casks for 6 months. You can really feel both the scotch AND the chocolate flavors, which makes this a good beer to relax to. I might have to get a few bottles of this next winter.

Reviewed: October 23, 2004

Rating: 8/10

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