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

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3842) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Pours clear copper with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma of light toffee, hints of raisin, mostly caramel and rye bread. Taste is sweet and roasty with toffee, burnt butter, raisins, very light bitter finish. Body is light to medium and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SanfordBrewer (1467) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Amber with a beige head. Moderate carbonation and body.
Aroma: grainy malt with a little wood, oxidation, and brett character..
Smooth and decent, but lacking refined integration of flavor components.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2186) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Auburn brown with a smattering of beige head. Smell of cheap cognac, rain-soaked oak and stone fruit. Full sweet taste with a nice hoppy note in the back of the throat. Full body, and unlike many supermarket bottles, not over-carbonated. It isn’t really my thing, but it’s tasty enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2015
500ml Bottle from Tesco, Durham. Pours brownish amber with a very quickly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and bready malts which carry through in its early flavours. The taste portends becoming overly sweet but thankfully this didn’t happen, with molasses and raisin flavours coming through on a pleasantly complex finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (580) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Pours clear copper, tan head with fine bubbles. Aroma is mostly malt with a hint of something vegetal, freshly trimmed grass, maybe. Subtle flavors. Rather sweet, with a long, dry bitter finish. Not so crazy about the hints of raisin, but I don’t much care for raisins. Warming.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MohaBeer (194) - Lima, PERU - OCT 21, 2015
Ambar intenso con transparencia, sin espuma ni retención. Malta maltoso caramelo tostado moderado alto, lúpulo terroso moderado, licoroso, ésteres a albaricoque, damasco y arándano, butterscotch, ligera oxidación. En boca lúpulo de amargor alto, malta maltoso caramelo tostado moderado, lúpulo terroso moderado, tibieza alcohólica, se confirman los ésteres a albaricoque, damasco y arándano, tostado, ligera astringencia. Final maltoso tostado con amargor y astringencia ligera, cuerpo medio bajo, carbonatación baja.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2549) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head that fades. Easy drinking malty taste but would taste better on cask

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Nice white head copper colour . Bitter in taste with fruity and malt notes (i cant find raisins). Quite strong 6,5 percent. Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (849) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2015 Solid enough pint mahogany in colour toffee and caramel taste more flavours of plum fig come through as it warms at home solid

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (719) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
Aroma: great hit of golkden syrup and oak Appearance: dark golden with an off white head perfectly clear Flavour: toasty caramel with some oak and hop character Palate: medium length toasty toffee finish


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