StueyD (1000) - Heacham, Kingís Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mid copper brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A light, slightly syrupy malt aroma, with caramel, coffee and a touch of butterscotch. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a slight fizz. The initial taste is a smooth sweetness, malty, the coffee and caramel are present again, along with a dried fruit, raisiny flavour. This is then cut short but a zesty hop flavour which is a tad bitter, this also enhances the alcohol flavour. The finish is long, initially tart but smooths out towards the end.
bax (971) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 17 /07-2013) low white head, clear amber color, smooth taste.
ronaldtheriot (969) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old Crafty Hen has a very thin, off-white head, and a mostly clear, deep, brilliant, amber appearance with some bubble streams and lacing. The aroma is of of rich, sweet caramel and toffee, bread crust and maybe some raisin. Taste is of those elements, with some mellow, but distinguished bitterness at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Old Crafty Hen finishes wet, sweet, rich, and delicious. Overall, a most excellent beer! RJT
jmohno (963) - Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Butterscotch/carmel/toffee aroma with some dusty-mineral maybe slight herbal but skunky aroma.
Taste is same as aroma but with some dry vannilla oak/light bourbon? notes. Fairly sweet,but has some mild hop and danky-skunk bittering to back it .Some candy/cotton candy/skunk grass.Pretty good really.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper bronze body, dense offwhite head hangs around.
Quite rich aroma, malty with notes of toffee, brown sugar, and dark grain bread. Underlying complexities of rum and raisin.
Rich sticky body, moderate carbonation, warming dryness towards the finish.
Brown sugar and bitter orange citrus hop on the body leads onto woody spice and raisin. Finish is bitter with vinous notes.
Lovely complex and rich English strong ale. Very good!
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pours a clear amber brown with finger of frothy light brown head. Aroma of caramel, buttered toast, nuts, wet leaves. Medium bodied. Flavor is balanced, with a subtle hop profile adding an appropriate bitterness and malt flavors dominating, including caramel, fresh hay. Pretty tasty, would like to try it out of the cask.
Osprey87 (905) - London via, WALES - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dec 2012 - An old man in Tesco old me that I should buy this. Made with aged beer and Old Speckled Hen. Quite mild with a spicy sweetness. Malty and a little sharp, bready. Itís OK.
OllieBBommel (861) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@tasting, 50cl. Head: off-white colored foam. Color: clear, orange. Aroma: hops, some sour. Taste: butterscotch, some sweet, bitter. Palate: dry, smooth, medium body, bitter finish. Overall: very nice.
jamestulloch (818) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2013
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aroma: Lightly roasted malt, stewed tea and metal.
Appearance: Deep amber body with a thin off-white head. Light carbonation. Few lacing marks.
Taste: Harsh alcohol and metal taste. Bitter finish.
Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation.
Overall: Harsh and horrible - I couldnít finish it. Undrinkable.
petexner (803) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Not bad but nothing special. Pleasant hoppy taste, long dry palate, nice color and head.
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