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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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."

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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