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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4885) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle by 12/11/14. Nose is very sweet and dusty, extremely rich caramel pudding with strong vanilla. Pours a very deep, dark red-brown with a soapy beige head, mild lace. Sweet in the mouth but not cloying, actually less than expected, with base caramel and an otherwise thin malt profile, very deft light bitterness with minimal carbonation in a body slightly over medium. Smooth all-around, even with the single cigarette-per-barrel quota that adds the edge. Has some earthy character, very mild hops in the deep background, pretty quaffable despite the sludgy appeal to the LCD.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Aroma - the malt is noticed as caramel, some Jell-O vanilla pudding powder, a smudge of toast, and vanilla Appearance - color is a very dark reddish-amber, with a nice 2" head, that hangs around for quite sometime. There is also a nice lacing that hangs on the glass. Taste - the taste is not overly sweet, with a nice toffee-caramel malt. A little toasted marshmallow is present as well. Palate - the body is medium, the texture sticky, the carbonation lively, the finish a tiny bit bitter and with a nice long finish. Fun on the mouth. Fun little beer, would definitely try it again. Easy session here. It really wins on the aroma, the appearance and the taste. I imagine this would make a great dessert drink and a great cooking ingredient.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours dark copper with a fading head. Nose shows golden syrup, bready malt, caramel, raisins and toffee. Very sweet-smelling. Flavours are not as sweet with some caramel and toffee but also a harsh roasted note that doesn’t quite fit in. Also some brown sugar. Body is too light for the flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Very distinct toffee aroma. This beer was surprisingly pleasant. An English ale base with strong toffee flavor. This goes down very smooth.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Man this beer was a disappointment. Poured a clear amber color with a small khaki colored head. Aroma of nothing! Maybe the slightest hint of caramel. Taste was bland and watery. Very faint roasted and caramel malt, but not much flavor other then that.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (762) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle @ Rose & Crown, Newport Pagnell. Served warm, which I don’t normally like but it worked in this case. Mid-brown/mahogany, decent beige head. Aroma is of sweet cheap caramel. Taste is better, sweet without being cloying with a smart bitterness in the finish. Better than you’d think. I’d still prefer an actual sticky toffee pudding accompanied by a Rochefort 10 though :D

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3711) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2014
330 ml. Deep copper, almost brown with a lasting creamy covering. Pleasantly sweet nose of toffee and banana has a slightly off-putting touch of metal. Taste is caramel and graham cracker with a hint of banana, a touch of orange and a finish of toasted nut and slight cocoa. Light body has mostly smooth, low-medium carbonation and a drying finish that keeps the sweetness in check. I’ve never had the Great British pudding, but this little experiment seems to have achieved what it set out to - approximate a candy-like quality without being cloying.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimsRatings (419) - - JAN 24, 2014
From 12oz bottle. Pours cooper with a touch of head. Sweet aroma with toffee dominating. Somewhat sweet without Bering excessively sweet. Reminiscent of Creme Bullee (sp?). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle share. Never again. Tried once but only needed one. Way to sweet and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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