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%
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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Drake's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (407) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - JAN 3, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2018 Decent variation on the classic, although not my favourite in the range. I find it too harshly bitter, but in the way that the bite is quite nasty, rather than hoppy bitterness. That aside, I’m a moany git and it is thoroughly enjoyable. That being said, give me an Old Speckled any day! Haha!

explosivedog (1816) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours red brown. Caramel, strawberry, orange, cherry, biscuit, few British ale yeast esters, a nice oakiness. Not too carbonated. Pretty yum.

Hopverdju (1642) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2017
Roestbruin bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: brood, wat limoen, karamel. Smaak: mout, licht zoet, gebrande karamel. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter, droog.

deepdrinker (367) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2017 Very nice Strong English ale, with earthy , woody taste. medium bitterness, medium body

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.

ianwelby (1566) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2017
Clear amber, thin bubbly head. Fruity, alcoholic aroma with a touch of caramel. Taste has caramel, dried fruit, rich malt. It's quite smooth despite it tasting as strong as it is. Decent.

Erzengel (9751) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2017
The beer starts mild and smooth. Easy to drink with hints of dry raisins and caramel. Smooth mild, malty with a nice bitter-sweetish rich finish.

Grumbo (4262) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

rozsoma (1163) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Bottle from Coop, Stromness. Kraftos egy kis maláta bomba, finom mahagóni szín.

dogbomb (1257) - ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle. Dark amber with a thick yellow cream head. Nose heavy toffee and caramel. Slight meringue. A slight alcohol hit in the mouth, but then more toffee and caramel. Mellows out after a few sips. Some slight oakiness. Some warmth. A little licorice and raisin. Tasty.

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