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


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RATINGS: 328   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Good label, clear bottle (tsk, tsk,) clear, ruddy beer with a frothy head. Great aroma - musty, caramel-sweet, tannic and fuggle-icious. When you go back to the glass, it gets a bit cigarette-y. Grassy, a bit woody, good (but moderate) bittering, lightly sweet, complex and interesting. Medium to slightly heavy mouth. Alcohol bitter, woody plum finish. Overall, the palate was a little less than I had hoped for, but the other factors held firm. Very good. New Leaf Market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4734) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Pours amber into an English pint. Bright white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Vanilla and oak aromas. Sweet summer pit fruit upfront turning to oak and marshmallow in the dry, lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexcandy (61) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Aroma- dried fruit, sweet, Appearance- dark brown, orange tinge, off white head that disappeared quickly. Taste-dried fruit, maybe christmas cake, nice alcohol balance Overall-much stronger beer than I usually buy, but I like this. Don’t think I would drink more than one bottle at a time, but this is a very pleasant beer for a cold sunday afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
50 cl bottle at Cafe Benedict. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelish and roasted. Thick caramelish, roasted and almodt breadish. Dry raisins and spiced. Bitter and lasting dry malty, light spiced. Lasting bitter impression. Slowly appearing sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge light tan head. The aroma has notes of spices, hops, elderflowers, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of elderflowers, malt, spices, and hops, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2455) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours a two-finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving a very good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Earthy hops nose and flavor is caramel and hops. Light lingering bitter aftertaste. Slightly higher ABV is hidden. $4.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6280) - ITALY - NOV 16, 2011
ambrata ramato schiuma media abbastanza persitente naso fruttato malto caramello leggero vinoso in bocca buon corpo lievi note legnose fruttato caramello uva

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
11/12/11. 500mL bottle. Mostly clear amber pour with a small, foamy, soapy tan head that fades to nothing quick. Mild aroma of biscuits and a touch of roast. Bitter, toasty flavor with a bit of dark fruits and big butterscotch mixed with a bit of papery cardboard. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 500 ml bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, sticky white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet with hints of vanilla, hints of butterscotch and a bit of toffee. Flavor is pleasant, with some toffee notes, some butterscotch, nuttiness, a hint of vanilla and some raw cake mix. Sticky, rich mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottled 500ml. -from Kaledonia, Budapest. Darker amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, malty nose with hint of alcohol. Moderate sweet malty, caramel and mild toffee with hint of spices. Quite strong but pleasant alcohol notes specially nera the end. Decent brew.

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