Sorry for the no show last week – to make up for it we’ve got Harviestoun Raspy Engine Old Engine Oil Raspberry Porter, enough name for two weeks’ of reviews.
We’ve had a Harviestoun before, so when I saw this generously-named offering from the same people I figured it was worth a try. Especially since it’s only a little over half of what we paid last time.
The Raspy Engine appears to be a Scottish raspberry flavoured version of Harviestoun’s Old Engine Oil, except that’s a black ale and this is a porter. I guess there’s some beer math there I’m not doing.
Here’s what we thought:
Dan – homemade high school koolaid wine, fermented raspberries
Simon – chocolate, raspberry pudding, earth, v8
Dan – dark chocolate, dark coffee with dried raspberry, same texture as innis & gunn lager
Simon – deep, dark, over-steeped raspberry iced tea, thin porter
Dan – bitter & metallic, slow and long
Simon – sticky bitter lingers, raspberry sweet disappears, gets heavier the more you drink
Dan – 7.1/10
Simon – 7.3/10
Harviestoun Raspy Engine Old Engine Oil Raspberry Porter – 5.3% 330ml – $3.20 – Scotland
Try it? Yes! Buy it? Nah.