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

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A blend of 10 - 14% Old 5X (aged up to 5 years in oak vats - and used in Strong Suffolk) and regular Old Speckled Hen.
"A distinctive malty taste with a satisfying, smooth raisin finish. This delicious dark amber ale is perfect for indulging yourself and your friends."


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 9, 2013
Quite nice. Not as full of flavour as I expected, but a lovely rounded medium body. Some vanilla oak. A hint of Christmas pudding. Finishes clean and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (227) - Killarney, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Bottle @ home poured clear golden brown with a white head. Medium bitterness with low to average carbonation and full bodied mouth-feel. Malt and vanilla in taste with caramel overtones. I had it in the fridge before opening and it was way better after sitting for a while to warm up and open up red wine-style

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Tea brown with a tall, frothy, beige head. Aroma is slightly light-struck skunk, toffee... Flavour is toffee/vanilla..definite wood notes from blending. Very smooth, creamy malt. Really nice bittering. Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1238) - Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Clear copper. Butterscotch/carmel/toffee aroma with some dusty-mineral maybe slight herbal but skunky aroma. Taste is same as aroma but with some dry vannilla oak/light bourbon? notes. Fairly sweet,but has some mild hop and danky-skunk bittering to back it .Some candy/cotton candy/skunk grass.Pretty good really.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gbessa (27) - - JAN 24, 2013
English extremamente potente. Carregada no malte. Lançaria um novo estilo para classificar essa strong English Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours medium dark copper with a frothy white, extremely short lived head. Aroma is very malty with a dried fruit nose. Flavour is rich malt, with raisins and port. Full bodied with a moderate bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle, 6.5%. Malty and nutty aroma. Small stable white head. The flavour is nutty and chalky with some alcohol bitterness. It is as if there is a bit too much alcohol for the style, but it is a good beer nevertheless.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4273) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with rather stable off-white head. clear aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Pleasant, balanced, sweet taste of malt and caramel, offset by a bitter hoppy note. Dry aftertaste. A decent thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep copper in color, very minimal head or CO2. Rich dried fruit aroma lots of oak. Rich full body, creamy smooth malts. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReV2 (162) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Sickly sweet, deep amber ale with a fine white head. Heavy & thick with dark fruit overtones, molasses, prunes & dates. Well balanced hop bite with toffee & vanilla, phenolic, a bit cloying but drinkable, slowly.


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