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


on tap

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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.

tectactoe's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Bottle: Rich, mahogany pour, deep brown with very slight ruby tones, topped with a timid, bubbly beige head. Aroma is actually quite lovely on this one. Smells like a caramel flan dessert, drizzled with vanilla cream... Heavy caramelized, residual sugar, some eggy bread & cake-y notes, whipped cream, finishing with toffee & nuts. Sweet, very dessert-like, & very nice. Taste leaves a bit to be desired, unfortunately. Not as sweet as the aroma would have you believe... Light caramel malt, faint cocoa dust, toasty biscuit notes, very timid vanilla, some dry nuts in the finish & the smallest inclusion of earthy hops. Touch of cola, toffee, & earth linger in the aftertaste. Light, soft mouth feel. The aroma trumps the taste in this beer... Smells great, tastes just okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piw (627) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
330ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Intensives Karamellaroma. Voller Körper. Leicht herb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2747) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
HonestGriff (28) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Only got 1.4 as give 9 for aroma, smells amazing, tastes vile! Tastes like water with a horrible favouring added :(

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
500ml dark bottle, filtered. Great fun. Sticky toffee pudding aroma. A little bit chemically, but attractive enough. Kinda like drinking treacle or something. Some licorice stick notes add interest. Not really a beer I’d like to have again, tastes a bit false, but it’s good fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4570) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
Smells and tastes just like sticky toffee pudding. Lots of vanilla and toffee flavours. Nice in small batches but certainly not a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Vi. Pours a deep brown body. Nose is a touch fecal - a bit off maybe. Mouthfeel is light bodied with notes of vanilla bean, caramel pudding and raisin bread. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gildnerk (191) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2016
Pours deep brown with a pale head that disappears very quickly. Aromas of dates and toffee with roasted malts. Taste is primarily bitter at first with some sweeter caramel notes at the end, slightly artificial toffee-like aftertaste. Not as good as I'd expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 500 ml from Amstein - St-Légier (CH). Red-brown Ale with a short fleeting head. Surprising and unequivocal sents of fresh toffy, cream. The mouth is smooth, soft, on caramel but less than in aroma, sweetened malt, vanilla, acidulity and the whole is temperated by hops. Easy beer, a curiosity, we like or we do not like. Not for great purists.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle shared with sarah picked up at ASDA. Reddy brown coloured pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet, nice toffee caramel and fudge. Does smell like sticky toffee pudding. Light apple. Flavour is composed of semi sweet toffee, caramel, fudge, dry nutty malts, powdery, cakey malts. Palate is sweet, then dry and powdery, highish carbonation. A lot better than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
20th December 2015
Clear deep red - amber beer, good pale tan head. Nose of sweet caramel. Palate is light and semi dry with a good fine minerally crispness. Taste follows the nose and yes a little toffee in there as well. Modest fruits underneath. Light crisp finish. There is an artificiality to this beer that eventually starts to grate but in the short term it’s good fun.

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