Brewed by Greene King
Style: Old Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 1132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Filtered.
Marketed in the United States as Olde Suffolk.
dark ale
A blend of two ales: Old 5X , which is brewed to the maximum strength possible (around 12% abv) and left to mature in 100-barrel oak vats for a minimum of two years, and BPA, a dark, full-bodied freshly brewed beer which is added just before bottling. The result is a unique beer - strong (6% abv), dark, fruity, oaky and very, very special.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (447) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
"Strong Suffolk Dark Ale", 0,33 l bottle from bierpost, bottled in april 2014. Clear, dark red with a thin, frothy, almost stable, tan head. Pleasant, sweetish-fruity, slightly vinous aroma of dark cherries, plums, blackcurrant, caramel and molasses. Sweetish-malty taste of raisins, blackcurrant, caramel, nuts and hints of oak. Short, malty, slightly bitter and minimally vinous finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily texture, very soft carbonation. Great, delicious brew with a lovely vinous touch. Not just simply sweet, but quite complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (317) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
33cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours dark copper with little head. Sweet fruity aroma with loads of caramell and oak complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jamaty (1436) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Marron rojiza oscura, aroma marcado a vino tinto. En boca, inicialmente dulce para pronto evolucionar al vino del aroma,que ya permanece hasta el final, acabando seca y amarga. Rara, aunque no esta mal del todo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobroman (681) - Torun, POLAND - JUN 7, 2015
27.04.15. Quite intensive caramel, raisins and ripe fruits aroma. Completely disappearing head. Dark ruby-brown colour. Intensive caramel sweetness, noticeable bitterness and well-balanced acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (343) - HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 High carbonation gives a poor appearance of coke. But its intense aroma takes over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DraftDodger (559) - - JUN 5, 2015
Copenhagen 5/6 2015. 33 cl bottle from SuperBest. Very angry Bull on the label sending warnings that this is not a beer to mess about with. Pours dark brown with small beige head. Disappears immediately. Fruity and sugary aroma. A little alcohol and fermentation. Reminds me a little bit of the aroma of a Long Island Ice Tea (looks the part too). Very low carbonation. Taste is sweet at first with some sherry and whiskey. Nice bitterness comes in and dominates the aftertaste. When you get used to the lack of carbonation this is a quite fine brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (432) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2015
Pours darkest ruby, almost black. Tan thick head. Aroma is butterscotch, milk chocolate, cola, furfural. Dense, powerful, round. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4012) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order (bu). Amber color, some foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; malty, dried fruits, choclate, light coffee. Medium/full body & complexity. On the sweet side, but the carries it ok. Enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ruprecht_007 (700) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2015
Barva: černá, pěna držící,krémová. Vůně: nádherná chlebově karamelová. Chuť: hutné plné tělo,sladový nástup, vyvážený střední říz, příjemný chmelový dozvuk, chlebová chuť. Nádherné pivo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (702) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
330 ml, flaske, 6,0 % ABV, BB: 18/06/16, købt i Fakta på Strandvejen i Hellerup, 14. maj 2015. Mørkebrun Old Ale, filtreret, med rødlig nuance i modlys. Fin moccafarvet skumkrone, som svinder til 1/2 cm efter kort tid. Noter af whisky, træ og ristet malt rammer næsen i indledningen. Senere fremkommer en mere sødlig aroma af frugt, jordbær? Dejlig bittersød smag med god dybde i bitterheden. Denne Ale føles større smagsmæssigt, end den er, og den indeholder en dejlig tør mundfølelse. Sødmen er let til middel fyldig med en middel bitterhed i rigtig fin balance. Intet surt eller salt hér. Karboneringen er på et niveau under medium og klæder øllet smukt. Kroppen er middel fyldig og konsistensen glat. Virkelig velsmagende Ale og fantastisk godt køb til prisen.

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