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

bottled
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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Average longneck, bad label. Clear, ruby brown beer, not much head. Vanilla, salty burnt sugars, oddly tangy aroma. A bit more acidic than I had expected, and less sweet. Vanilla contributes to the tannic bitterness and acidity. Odd chemical notes. Medium body. Peppery bitterness in the finish. A novelty, but neither a dessert beer or anything very quaffable or deft. Comes off as a vanilla brown ale. Not worth $12/4. World Market.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhp40219 (373) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a soda brown with a small tan head that has no retention. Leaves a bit of lacing. Nice big aroma of caramel, toffee, and toasty malts. Taste is s huge letdown. Mostly off-tasting toasted malts and caramel. Light to medium bodied but with very thin and watery texture and average to high carbonation. Slightly bitter finish of caramel and malts. Certainly nowhere near my expectations. Not horrible, but definitely nothing I plan on drinking again unless it’s free.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (536) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Seeing this on the supermarket shelf I didn’t know what to expect, only that I was going to buy it... Bottle, 500ml. A dark brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet toffee, bread and banana. Flavour has some sweet caramel, butter, banana, citrus, a little underlying malt and a fair amount of bitterness. Maybe some clove notes coming through. Disappointingly not much like sticky toffee pudding, the bitterness was rather unexpected and unappreciated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3610) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2014
330ml bottle pours out a dark brown. With a ring of sand as the head. Nose is sweet candy toffee bread malts and some bananas. Taste is as the nose with a nice little sweet toffee note a bite of bitterness on the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2295) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to my friend. Ruby colour thin head. Aroma is sticky toffee pudding malts. Taste is some toffee chocolate pudding taste good malts slight sweetness. Medium body. Good effort! it is sticky toffee pudding.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle:   Deep rusty brown, frothy white head, little lacing.   Sticky sweet nose, toffee, bready, and lots of sweet biscuit notes.   Pretty sweet up front, biscuit, a touch grainy, malty, with that Bit-o-Honey like sweetness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Artificial toffee finish, biscuit, bready, with a grainy and mealy Bit-o-Honey finish.   Not terribly appealing...


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5161) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
50cl bottle from Tesco’s, Camberley. A dark chestnut clour with a thick cream head; the aroma is sweet with molasses and dates; the taste is somewhat drier, with a heavy caramel malt body, and some raisins and dates; followed by a dry doughy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1137) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
Poured a dark semi-opaque brown colour with a two- to three- finger light tan frothy head that retained a while then collapsed. Laced poorly. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma of beautiful sweet rich toffee stays for the whole drink. Taste of sweet toffee dominates but there is an unpleasant underlying slight bitterness/burnt grain after-taste coming through. Light body. Toffee sweetness throughout but there is not much depth to the taste. Unusual - a dessert beer. One at a time ism enough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alliance100 (999) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a deep dark brown thin off white head . Toffee and caramel aromas . Sweet toffee with some mild bitterness . Interesting . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2014
11.2 oz of gimmicky shitty beer. A malt forward beer with brown bread and some light brown sugar and molassess finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation of smaller tight bubbles. Actually worse than I imagined.


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