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


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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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."

crazyvin's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2012
A clear brown body with a nice off-white head that had nice retention and some lace. A nice grassy hop profile dominated the aroma malts had a hay quality to it, but there was some caramel malts to it. Flavor had good balance between hops and malts. Caramel malts were a little more present then aroma indicated but took a back seat to nice hay flavors. Hops were delicately bitter with some grass notes. A slight fruit note in the finish. Slightly dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2473) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head that fades. Easy drinking malty taste but would taste better on cask

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (37) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Nice white head copper colour . Bitter in taste with fruity and malt notes (i cant find raisins). Quite strong 6,5 percent. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (454) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2015 Solid enough pint mahogany in colour toffee and caramel taste more flavours of plum fig come through as it warms at home solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (680) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
Aroma: great hit of golkden syrup and oak Appearance: dark golden with an off white head perfectly clear Flavour: toasty caramel with some oak and hop character Palate: medium length toasty toffee finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7113) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2015
I got a soft spot for the Hen, so when i saw this, i had to get it .. pours out a orange copper .. good head, lacing .. . caramel, toffee, english yeast, fuggles, wet fuggles, and a ton of sweetness .. . earthy and english, takes me back to when i first was getting into craft beer .. . .
Bullshit! You’ve stolen this house!
How the fuck can you steal a house? This...my uncle’s house!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (5668) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Some malt, and some light citrus. Worlds better than the golden hen but still pretty terrible. Pours golden with OK head. Thanks to Dclawyer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (16924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle courtesy of DCLawyer, thanks! Clear bright amber color, almost flat. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch. Taste is lightly toasted butterscotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8862) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2015
bottle from Tesco. Clear amber with a mid-sized white head. Aroma of dried fruit. Full-bodied, good malty flavours with hints of toffee fudge, dates and figs. Lingering finish with a good amount of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
birocotsios (70) - - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber colour with small white head. Sweet malty and bready aroma. Strong malty taste with bread and caramel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (1482) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
From 500ml bottle. Clear amber light copper color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light fruity, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

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