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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.

Leonardoisper's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Leonardoisper (9) - - DEC 24, 2013
Fantastica cerveja. Vale a experiência de experimentar esta cerveja. O envelhecimento em barrica dá uma característica única a esta cerveja.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eunck (16) - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
Spicy aroma with hints of Whiskey. Very rich flavor with almost oily texture and quite sweet. One of my absolute favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (495) - Campinas, BRAZIL - NOV 25, 2015
Avermelhada escura. Espuma de média formação e persistência, creme bege. Aroma de malte intenso, amadeirada, uva passa, cereja escura. O paladar repete as impressões iniciais do aroma, evidenciando o dulçor maltado e amadeirado. Corpo médio, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste persistente, tendendo para o amadeirado e uvas passa. Muito boa, imagino que em barril deve ser ainda melhor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1174) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
(50 cl bottle from Kervan’s; No visible BBD) Poured at roughly eight degrees into a Maisel & Friends tulip glass reveals a beautiful, clear dark copper body with two finger tan head that recedes to one finger but otherwise shows nice persistence. Aroma is mostly sweet with nutty and caramel notes. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium to full body with a lingering sweetness. Aroma notes are definitely present in the flavour, which also has notes of licorice and a balancing bitterness, which comes probably from hop bitterness and oak. Nicely complex yet easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4605) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Strong Suffolk Dark Ale in Frankfurt. Dark brown caramel body with slight head. Nose is spicy, toasty, caramel. Taste is similar of brown sugar, caramel, malts. Quite creamy and clean. Alcy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (342) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours dark red with a thin white head. Aroma is alcohol and fruit, reminds me of Christmas cake. Taste is sweet, malty, warming with a fruity finish. Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1937) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2015
Cervesa amb tocs a fruites vermelles i a caramel, dóna la sensació que ha de tenir més alcohol. Cerveza con toques a frutas rojas y a caramelo, da la sensación que tiene que tener mas alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (434) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 16.9 ounce bottle. Appearance: Stained maple, clear, rapidly fading head. Aroma: Smells like a musty, dark old bar, tobacco-y. Taste: Complex, brown sugar, tobacco, caramel, dark cherries, and oak. Palate: Full body with low carbonation. Overall: Rich and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (281) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2015
Rossa scura con riflessi color rubino, limpida, schiuma beige di media persistenza. Aroma fruttato di uva passa, nocciola, caramello, leggermente erbacea, zucchero di canna, lievemente acida, qualche nota legnosa. Al palato stesse componenti, sul finale alla nota amara di nocciole si sovrappone quella tostata dei malti. Ben carbonata, corpo medio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodzislaw (125) - POLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Piwo to stanowi połączenie długo leżakującego w dębowych beczkach, typowo angielskiego, mocnego piwa, ze świeżym typu pale ale. Kolor rubinowy klarowny. Piana jasna, obfita z drobnych pęcherzy, opadając dziurawiła W aromacie dominowały słody, ciemne i karmel. Dalej wyczułem trochę owocowości, dębowego drewna i chmiel. Smak zbliżony nieco do ….wina. Ciemne słody kontrujące lekką goryczkę to mieszanina owocowości (wiśniowej), karmelu, jest też lekki kwasek. Goryczka lekka, z czasem podbijana przez wysokie stosunkowo wysycenie i alkohol. Wyraźne są też akcenty „dębowe”. Ogólnie treściwe, smaczne i bardzo pijalne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (1130) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2015
Botella. @La Taberna de Hank, Luanco. 10/09/2015 Color marrón oscuro, sabor dulce, malta, cuerpo medio.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 114

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50