My little pick up truck turned over 100,000 miles this week; not while on the way to some exotic vacation destination, or while en route to perform some heroic deed, just simply on the way to work at 4:45 in the morning. Just me, my truck, and a few anonymous travelers on southbound I-17. I think my dad would have thought that was cool.
So, to honor the event, I sampled a bottle of Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Black Ale this week. This one has a definite chocolate smell and pours a dark brown with a lovely tan head. It’s altogether a great looking beer with a quirky name to be sure. Old Engine Oil has a burnt sooty taste with an initial hint of chocolate. It reminds me of Mackeson Triple Stout, but at quite a higher price. I like this beer enough to buy it again, but probably won’t because of the cost. Hey, I’m the guy with the truck that’s got over 100,000 miles. Call me frugal. Call me cheap. Just call me!