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


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RATINGS: 383   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."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReV2 (178) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, - 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.

GuideDogSaint (1415) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 26, 2017
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours clear dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma of dried fruit and nuts. Bittersweet finish.

JDBaker11058 (2178) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2017
appearance: dark clear ruby-to-brown, creamy tan head. aroma: toffee, caramel, herbal and earthy hops, some leather and molasses. taste: toffee, brown sugar, molasses, hint of leather and cherry. finish: slightly earthy and a tad herbal, with lingering toasted brown bread. notes: Nice. The toasty, toffee notes were quite good. Bottle courtesy of Kevin at work.

robinshute123 (23) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2017
A lovely clear copper looking beer. Very malty and got some umph. A good solid 3.5 out of 4, a cracker for real ale drinkers.

17Beer (343) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Malty leather smells. Pours a rich brown orange with a big quickly dissipating off white head. A lot of fine lacing. Great tastes of caramel and leather. A soft sour finish. Really distinctive and nice.

NallePalle (633) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle, 50 cl, Tesco Extra, Slough. Delicious ale, warming and well balanced.

coil (39) - - MAY 21, 2017
500ml bottle. Molasses, raisins, biscuit, caramel. Great mouthfeel. Recommended.

Davros IX (334) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - I got the temperature just right and the flavour was excellent. Malt, oak and a very nice level of bitterness. The alcohol was well hidden and there was a very nice mouthfeel. I like this a lot.

efeesse (541) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2017
Beer with gold\copper color, light body, medium bitterness, malty flavor, good volume of foam, average carbonized, (bought a 50cl bottle in Tesco supermarket @ OC Eden, Praha, CZ).

kalkone (23) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2017
Déçu car marqué vieilli donc je m’attendais a quelque chose de plus fort en goût.

Onesimus (82) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Mahogany body light beige head Restrained malty herbal nose. Herbal bitterness is balanced with hints of caramel. It is distinctive but I can't say what it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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