evergreen0199 (2203) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at Tescos Amersham, Bucks. An attractive deep amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Malty, caramel aroma. Tastes malty, fruity, caramel, some bitterness, slightly sweet. This gets better as you drink it. My first Greene King beer for many years and I have to say it is pretty good stuff. Would definitely drink this again.
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddy brown, beige head, bubbles.
Strong, alcohol, hoppy nose.
Can taste the alcohol, rum, raisin, dark fruit, sourness, some maltiness, not overly hoppy, little/no aftertaste,
Not quite as well balanced as the speckled.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice warmy aroma, full malty with medium strong hoppy aroma, amber, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, really warmy taste , flavour a bit like rumthick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, nice beer for ugly autumn weather, fullmouth
Marko (4108) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kaledonia, Budapest. Poured a coppery amber body with an off white head. Malty light nose, some raisins. Malty taste, again raisins, some very very light bitterness, no flaws really, not heavy. A nice, full English ale,
deanso (5969) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared with a friend.
Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Lovely beer. Even nicer than the regular beer
mikkellund42 (611) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with small white head. Aroma is roasted coffee beans and roasted malt. Taste is bitter with a bit of sweetness on the sides of the tongue. Palate is filling with strong carbonation. Licorice, coffee and caramel is present in the finish.
dynamiteninja (1625) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Bottle. Amber body, thin white head. Fruity, alcohol, burnt sugar, grassy hop. Bittersweet. Bitter finish. 6 3 6 3 12 #### Bottle. Chestnut body. Thin white head. Black malt, fruit, hops, malt, yeast, toffee popcorn, boiled sweets, fruit, candied fruits. Bitter with a sweet finish. Full bodied. A fine winter warmer but a little overly pasteurised. 7 4 6 3 13
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Fruits like apple with caramel
A - Golden brown with thin white head
T - Slight sweetness and some alcohol flavour
P - Medium and soft
O - Alright...
armando629 (2433) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle, Tesco, South Tottenham.
Dark copper coloured beer with a small tan lacing head. Aroma of medium caramel and cocoa, light fruit, some alcohol. Toasted grains, light chocolate and some caramel, with malt and the fruits again. Light vinous tartness with some oak character. Not bad.
FenOswin (3) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not that keen on ’Old Speckled Hen’, but this is definitely an improvement.
Nice rich flavour, not too over powering though.