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


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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 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 (14481) - 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 (4446) - 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 (165) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Rich, malty nose. Raisins, light port, some sweet orange, caramel, and a bit of cheese. Deep amber with a nice fine head. Malty and vineous. Lotsnof dried fruits, caramel, toffee. This is some fun stuff. Not cloying, but finishes dry and earthy. Smooth and full. Dig it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2012
English strong ale special. Clear amber with impressive full head that lasts all the way down. Aroma is butter toffee and red fruit. Some pine pitch. Clean yeasty fruity taste with some hard mineral. Simple pub beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Picked up in Tesco, 4 for £6 offer. I picked it up and then a bloke jumped in and swiped the remaining bottles, saying, ’bloody love this stuff, knocks your bloody head off’. He followed this up by tapping the Tetley or Banks (can’t say I was overly focused) label that said £1, and said, ’this is the best bloody bargain of all but they never bloody have any’. He then scurried off on his bloody way. Drinkable if not overly exciting, head remaining very much on my shoulders. On my neck. As in not knocked off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2012
The aroma is malty with grassy hops and slightly fruity yeast. There is also a touch of butter. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall a very decent beer but not as good as I was hoping for. Pretty standard stuff.

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