Morland Old Crafty Hen (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cask; Special.
NOTE: The pasteurised bottled version has a separate listing.
Crafted by the master brewer of Old Speckled Hen, this strong fine ale combines a distinctive malty taste with a satisfying smooth raisin finish. Brewed with a blend of 5x this is a delicious dark amber ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8189) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol October 2016. Amber in colour with a moderately sized, off-white, head. Aroma of red fruits, oak, booze and leafy hops. Flavour was sweetish with caramel, more fruit, chewy malts and a moderately bitter and warming finish. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2016
On cask at the Booking Office. Appearance - golden with a nice head. Nose - pale malt mostly. Some citrus. Taste - more citrus and pale malt. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - the sum of the parts etc, etc!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (19499) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW - London. Pours clear copper with a lasting, creamy off-white head. Toasty bread in the nose, with suggestions of caramel and ripe berries. Light-medium sweet flavour with sturdy earthy bitterness, more bread, toffee, old leathery fruits, dates. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. A little sticky on the finish, with more ripe berries, brown bread, some fruitcake. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11637) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, sweet toffee, taste is chewy toffee, caramel, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7126) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as Morland Old Crafty Hen Oak Aged Vintage. Dark bronze dark orange brown, translucent and still, diminishing foam. Aroma is toffee, quite airy. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is rounded malts, toffee, twig and spice, rum, woody, musty, oak. I actually quite like this. Rounded full flavour with oak showing up and not oversweet. Very good English Old Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (10316) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Cask hand pull at the crosse keys Jdw. A reddy copper coloured pour with a lasting sticky speckled off white head. Aroma is sweet toffee, brown sugars, liquorice, jammy fruits, burnt toffee. Flavour is composed of medium sweet layered malts, unrefined sugars, burnt toffee and treacle. Some tangy fruit cake vibes. Palate is medium sweet, tangy, warming alcohol. Medium bodied. Lingering harsh. Solvent alcohol, rum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1747) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2014
.3l on tap @ Harrys Pours clear amber with low head. Aroma is nuts, alcohol, caramel, bready. Hops and roasted aromas. Flavor is mostly same. Really nice! Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2013
An interesting offering. There werent any off-flavors but the combination of soft tannin, toffee and raisins just dont go together as well as youd think. Maybe a smoother nitro pour would be more ideal here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4215) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
Deep amber beer with a small white head. Caramell and malty aroma. Dark fudge, fruity, malty sweet flvour with some bitter notes. Too sweet for me :-(

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Cask at The Wharf, Aalborg, Denmark
Red amber color with small creamy head, nice lace. The aroma is very mild, malt and sugar. Soft and round mouthfeel; it has caramel flavor and correct bitterness, with light nutty/herbaceous touch and unfortunately some metallic feeling too.
Waste of the good 5X.

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