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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.


tectactoe's rating

3.1
   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle - Clear deep amber colour, medium off-white head, good durablity. Intense caramel aroma which supresses everythin else. Taste is sticky sweet with a lot of caramel, some breadcrust, herbal hops and some honey. Medium body, average carbonation smooth and sticky mouthfeel. Not my favourite, but its quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16377) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle @ Beer Company (Kemenes), Budapest. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich toffee, caramel, fruits, malt and hops. Sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle @ Beer Company, Budapest. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee and labre larver. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 100716

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle. Dark red brown with a thin head. Sweet nutty dark toffee malts. Raisins with cake. The name is a decent description. Some unpleasant bitterness. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidbread86 (129) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Nice toffee aroma. Smooth with a strong caramel flavor that stays with you. Maybe not for everyone, but if you have it, drink it very cold.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KW92 (1128) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016

Butelka z datą: 21/04/17
WYGLĄD: Barwa brązowa, klarowne. Piana średniej wysokości, drobna.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Słodki zapach...toffi. Pachnie jak polewa do lodów.
SMAK: Ciężko jest wyrazić jaki smak właśnie poczułem. Zaryzykuję hipotezę, że smakuje to jak...woda gazowana o smaku toffi. Goryczka niska. Wysokie nasycenie.
OGÓLNIE: Spróbowałem raz, wystarczy!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbuzz (805) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Horse with a very thick for my head looks like a root beer. Very slight bitter tastes like drinking bock a with a caramel in your mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (898) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2016
330ml bottle into pint. Sweet sweet caramel nose, like a hundred English desserts. Beautiful clear bronze/brown colour with cream head. Very fine carbonation. Clean crisp mouthfeel. Finish is burnt butter and pudding and sugar and magnificence. A gimmick beer but SO MUCH FUN!.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (873) - - JUN 8, 2016
OK I know my rating won’t be popular with ratebeerians, but I like this one. Good sweet toffee flavor and nice smooth body.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LazyPyro (484) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear deep copper colour with a small one finger tan head. Aroma is very sweet with the toffee, some typical malt there as well. The aroma belies the flavour a bit in that the toffee notes are a lot more subtle, you get more malt, caramel flavours, maybe a bit of dark fruit too - the sort of stuff you’d associate with a typical bitter. Sticky and creamy but watered down mouthfeel. It is very sweet for the style, there’s a slight bitterness at the end but the sweetness overrides it, especially as you drink more of it. I liked it but not enough to buy it again.


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