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

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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."

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4.9
ALavery03 (16) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Liquid campfire. Pours a translucent copper/bronze...taste is of caramel and toasted oak...smooth, complex, toasty, creamy, semisweet. Wish I had another right now.

4.5
scotty (1232) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2009
Lovely burnt amber colour, remarkable nose of fruit and soft caramel, brilliant! Smooth and superbly balanced palate, malt and hops in near perfect harmony. The 6.5% is superbly disguised until after a few satisfying mouthfuls that familiar hits the grey matter. This is crackin’ stuff, get some in for Xmas!

4.5
I_LUV_BEER (232) - - 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!

4.4
kvnstfrd (34) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Appearance: Pours a dark, amber color with a frothy, long-lasting head with plenty of lacing. Aroma: Raisins, spicy hops and cereal grains with a woody aroma. Taste: Initial taste is brandy-like with dark fruits, oak and a subtle taste of liquorice while on the palate. Aftertaste is a perfect blend of sweet, dark fruit flavors and a dry bitter. Mouth-feel is medium with almost no detectable carbonation. A smooth and buttery swallow. This is a difficult-to-find brew that I’ve been hunting for 3 or 4 years. I am happy to report that it has been well worth the hunt and the wait. This one just might make it into my top-10 list!

4.3
Grzesiek79 (4481) - Radom, POLAND - APR 19, 2014
Dobre piwo w elegandzkiej butelce. Vintage Ale ale nie podany jest rocznik. W zapachu morele suszone i daktyle. W smaku takze wyczuwa sie te suszki i do tego dochodzi drewno wilgotne i stechle. W zapachu wilgotny material jakby nasaczony rumem. Lekka nuta alkoholowa w koncowce.

4.3
Don2711 (496) - - MAY 13, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 Lovely aroma. Raisin flavour. Amber appearance. Great strength and aftertaste. Nice level of bitterness.

4.2
kaziopiwosz (424) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Tastes honey with sharp hoppy background. Delicate caramel nutes. Long, bitter finish. White head stays long on the top. Copper colour.

4.2
NotABeerFan (44) - GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Smashing strong ale. Has a similar strong taste as Innis and Gunn but a little more malty and less whisky notes. Nice dark ale.


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