Old Engine Oil craft stout is a classic stout and a firm favourite since 1983

Old Engine Oil is a bitter-sweet beer with smoky notes and a lingering finish. Beautifully engineered with premium roasted malt for a velvety mouthfeel.

Tasting notes and flavour profile


East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Galena


Lager Malt, Pinhead Oats, Roast Barley  


Water, malted barley, pinhead oats, hops, yeast


As soon as you arrive in the car park, you know Old Engine Oil is being brewed from the aroma. The blend of malts and hops produces a balanced bitter-sweet beer with smoky notes and a lingering finish.

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What to eat with me

Old Engine Oil pairs well with these

Rich and meaty pizzas

The sweet velvety richness of Old Engine Oil pairs well with barbecued meat pizzas 

Buttery well-aged cheddar
Full-bodied craft stouts like Old Engine Oil pair well with vintage cheddars and aged goudas
Salty or smoky meats
Game, salty hams and smoked meats would all pair well with the velvety smoothness of this craft stout
Chocolate desserts and brownies
Think dark chocolate torte or a rich chocolate mousse or oozy dark brownie and Old Engine Oil will make a perfect dessert companion

Reviews and awards

Bottle. Almost black. Tan head which dissipates to a thin effervescing layer. Wispy lacing. Tingling aroma of molasses, prune juice and lightly charred brown bread. The peaty flavour opens alongside heavily roasted malt, liquorice and hints of dark chocolate. Silky smooth on the palate finishing with a medium bitter notes. Viscous. Wonderful and no hint of the ABV.

Reviewed by

 Vinicole from England


Wonderful sipper of the darkest ale. It is not too often that a beer blocks all light from passing through its body. Very tasty dark and roasted malts, with the addition of the hops. Quite a treat.

Reviewed by

MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota


Silver International Beer Challenge - 2018, Gold Stars Great Taste Award - 2011, Winner Champion Beer of Scotland Porter Camra - 2018, Silver International Brewing Awards Dark Beer Competition - 2011

Multi Award winning

Old Engine Oil has received many awards and competition wins over the years

Wanna see a video review?

Paul’s Beer Reviews from YouTube gives the low-down on Old Engine Oil and a pretty comprehensive overview of the flavour profile


Old Engine Oil Craft Stout
Old Engine Oil Craft Stout

Old Engine Oil Craft Stout

  • 24 x 330ml bottles
*available in bottles and cans
This dark and rich stout was first created in 1999 for a well-known supermarket beer competition, which it won with resounding success. Ever since, it’s been a much-loved beer by the brewery and customers alike.