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


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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1049) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2014
The aroma blends heavy skunk, nuttiness, and caramel malts, and the appearance has a clear copper color with a medium off-white head. The initial taste is slightly sour and a touch sweet, but it quickly becomes quite sour; however, the finish has a slight nutty sourness and a touch of umami, balancing out the beer. The palate fuses a slick texture, medium body, and a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (789) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
500ml bottle. pours clear yellowy orange with no real head. aroma is of malts, hops and hay. good taste. slightly sharp finish but over all, hoppy with lightly smoky malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3214) - Radom, POLAND - APR 19, 2014
Dobre piwo w elegandzkiej butelce. Vintage Ale ale nie podany jest rocznik. W zapachu morele suszone i daktyle. W smaku takze wyczuwa sie te suszki i do tego dochodzi drewno wilgotne i stechle. W zapachu wilgotny material jakby nasaczony rumem. Lekka nuta alkoholowa w koncowce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 19, 2014
Keg at Black Door. Deep clear copper color, small creamy off-white head. Nutty, toffee aroma. Perharps a bit buttery too. Medium-bodied. Sweetish nutty flavor. Light toffee and Earthy English hoppyness. Quite traditional English strong ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czlowiekwiadro (217) - POLAND - APR 17, 2014
lekki zapach skunksa (pewnie przez butelkę), do tego karmel i jabłka. kolor rdzawy, piana bardzo skąpa, klarowne. w smaku karmelowe, palone, wyraźnie słodowe. pozostawia lekki kwaśny posmak, niska ale przyjemna goryczka

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
(Keg at Black Door, 20140411) The beer poured brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts and molasses. Palate was medium bodied and sticky with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, malts, caramel and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A way too sweet brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (419) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Pours dark amber with a foamy white head that fades to a ring. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, oak and vanilla. Taste is caramel, sweet, slightly vanilla followed by malts, roasted malts and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (637) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Bele couleur orangée, arômes caramel, sucre candi, orange. Super bière ! Dans mon top anglais à coup sûr. Génial !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours brilliantly clear dark amber with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is dried fruits, light caramel and nutty notes, moderate toast and cookie malt, and minty, herbal hops. Flavor is lightly bitter dried fruits and minty hops, light sherry oxidation, caramel notes, toast and cookie malt, and a sweet finish. Medium body and light carbonation with a mild alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7437) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig.

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