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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


Drake's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville. Pours a clear rust color with a medium sized white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of raisins, caramel and soy. The taste is toffee, treacle, herbal notes, anise, soy. Medium bodied. Decent.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matstrange (76) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
A dark ale, strong in flavour. A mild head on pouring. A slight undertone of caramel moxed with liquorice. Smooth in mouth feel and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mszzukowski (14) - Olsztyn, POLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Aromat dość słaby, karmelowy, lekko ziołowy. Barwa_ miedziana, klarowne. Piana początkowo dość gęsta, szybko rozpadająca się. W smaku mocno dominuje karmel, lekkie zioła i alkohol. Goryczka średnia. Odczucie rozgrzewające, wysycenie średnie. Ogólnie na pewno warte spróbowania i myślę że z przyjemnością wróciłbym do niego w inny chłodny wieczór.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3107) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from the Coop. Appearance - amber with a nicely proportioned head. Nose - toffee Taste - toffee and burnt orange. Floral honey. Palate - medium to full bodied with a big tangy texture and a finish that is a combination of dry and sweet. Overall - interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (613) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottled. Black currant aroma. Pours bronze in colour with a small head. Strong Christmas cake flavours with lots of maltiness. Brown sugar notes. Hint of bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2366) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark caramel amber with an ivory rim head, a few dots of lace. Taste is strong earthy malt with overtones of dark fruit on the swallow, turning somewhat bitter in a long edgy finish. A full-bodied brew, thick and chewy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (844) - - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a clear amber color. Aroma and taste are mostly sweet with caramel and malts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (1465) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Clear lighting brown with a pale head. Aroma is honey, caramel, a little skunked, hint of oak. Light bodied, lightly sweet on the palate with a subtle hint of bitterness. Taste is caramel, hint of chocolate, brown malt. Meh

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (234) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
roasty, raisin, brown, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, Malt and fruit a bit soapy . Dark amber with an airy cream coloured head that rapidly disappears. Tastes of alcohol. Greasy, that taste that always comes from oak. its got clear bottle syndrome i reckon!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (510) - BELARUS - OCT 28, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Reddish to brown colour, well lacing head. Smells of caramel, wood, grass, herbs. Medium to full body. Well balanced bittersweet taste. Hoppy ending without exaggerated bitterness. Good & emotional.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
puren (97) - POLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Piana niska, drobna, opada do kożuszka Aromat slodowy, whiskey, alkoholowy Smak whiskey, jasne słody, kwaskowe, gwoździe na końcu Odczucie nisko nasycone, goryczkowe od alkoholu Lacing ładny


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