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


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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10183) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle: Clear, chestnut-amber coloured, lacy medium-sized off-white head; raisins, dark toasty malt and solid hops in the nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied as expected; slightly lingering drier fruity and hoppy finish, accompanied by a little tartness and delicate traces of alcohol. Robust thirst-quencher......

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34666) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReV2 (171) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Sickly sweet, deep amber ale with a fine white head. Heavy & thick with dark fruit overtones, molasses, prunes & dates. Well balanced hop bite with toffee & vanilla, phenolic, a bit cloying but drinkable, slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3014) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Draft from draught 55. Brownish pour. Malty. Pretty decent and toffeesh exemplar of style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
500ml bottle from supermarket. A very rich and dark brown beer. It’s a touch sweet, but with a good maltiness and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with off white head that dissipated to a thin ring. Aroma is heavy malt, woody, caramel, clove, roast, slight banana. Mouthfeel is nice with full body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with bitter following and dry finish. Overall this is a nice smooth brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - Dark Amber in colour. Very Malty; toasted malts, lots of caramel, toffee, lots of vanilla, oaky. Fruity; raisins, dark fruits, spicy. Full flavoured. Alcohol very evident. Sweetish malty fruity throughout. Dry malty finish. Not bad. Quite tasty. Enjoy this. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Draught @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours a dark amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet English toffee, grains, some herbal notes and bread. Sweet flavour of bready malts, toffee, grassy bitterness, honey and some herbs. Medium bodied and a bit creamy mouthfeel. Malty and sweet, yet drinkability is good. Skip breakfast and have this, it’s the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (648) - 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.

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