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


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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beardedbarber (5) - - JUL 26, 2013
Strong amber color with light medium head. Fig and fruit cakey nose. Smooth lightly tart taste with a raisin finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
kalkone (6) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2017 does not count
Du car marqu vieilli donc je mattendais a quelque chose de plus fort en got.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onesimus (61) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandorris (607) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasw przed założeniem konta na ratebeer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
simontomlinson (228) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Sandy coloured creamy head left a cover on a translucent mahogany coloured, effervescent body. Big aroma of malt & berries. Medium bodied, smooth on palate & prickly on the back - just like an English Bitter should be. Malty with vanilla & a nutty edge to the fore with a long bitter aft of berries & general tanginess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzi (314) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1MrCabbage (30) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
11/10/16 bottle at home. Yes I know it's mass produced nowhere near Abingdon, but this is still a mighty ale. Solid malty taste and smoke-tinged palate add up to a good experience. Tempting to drink a few until you notice it is 6.5% ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (1735) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Some toasty malt aromas, and a variety of fruit notes and flavours. Quite glugabble for its abv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (2207) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 13, 2016
50cl bottle. Copper/Brown with rocky, lasting, dirty white head. Aroma is a bit on the less intensive side but with notes of dark honey, toast, nuts, a bit of vanilla, some dried fruits and a hint of warm alcohol. The beer has a creamy mouth feel. The taste of this beer is well rounded and extremely balanced. Deep and warm pint that is easy to drink yet satisfying. Medium sweet, warming alcohol, nutty and toasty with noble bitterness that is lingering delicately in the finish. Really nice to be honest. Could be easily overpowered because of subtle profile but if your taste buds are sharp, youll get a nice experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
I_LUV_BEER (230) - - SEP 3, 2016
Served in a Teku glass from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear orange-red amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is toffee and caramel, some grassy notes, red fruit, banana esters. Taste is a complex combination of toffee, raisins, malts, biscuit and a hint of red berries. Bitter-sweet with subtle bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very fine, highly enjoyable and very well crafted ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1958) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Poured from a pint bottle into nonic pub glass the way the good lord intended. Mostly-clear orange amber colour with off-white head, thin but long-lasting with a little lace. Tasted a lot like a good Scotch ale. Malty, caramelly, biscuity. Earthy, marmalady hops, dried apricots, hint of beneficial oxidation. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Lingering, well-balanced aftertaste. Good stuff.

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