Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Tasting Notes | Mixed Six

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Beer: Harviestoun Old Engine OilHarviestoun Old Engine Oil

Style: English Porter

Description: A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970’s home brewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavor, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops.

Tasting notes: Harviestoun Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun is an English Porter style beer, very dark in color. It’s slightly hoppy, has an ABV of 6% and is available in-store or at our online beer store.

Food pairing: This English Porter style beer is best paired with buttery style cheeses such as Brie, Gouda, Havarti and Swiss and digestives for dessert.

If you like this, try: Dark Island, Coniston Old Man Ale, Harviestoun Ola Dubh – 16 year old, Harviestoun Ola Dubh – 12 year old, Harviestoun Ola Dubh – 18 year old.

MIXEDSIXThis beer is part of our Mixed Six series. Working with the beer experts at Half Time in Mamaroneck, we are featuring a beer a day for 24 days, including tasting notes and suggestions for pairing. At the end of the 24 days, we invite you to join us at Half Time from 5-8 p.m. on November 13 for a Q and A, beer tasting and discounts on mixed six-packs with our carefully selected featured beers. Half Time, 139 Hoyt Ave., Mamaroneck, 914-341-1666, www.halftimebeverage.com.

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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