tectactoe (1890) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 decent.
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful clear red mahogany with fleeting beige head. Very little nose, but hints of doughy malt and, well, toffee. Flavor is also lacking, with dry bready malt dominating. Little yeast or hop character. Just a little toffee in this beer, some caramel maybe too. Basically a dry brown porter. Was hoping for something heavier and sweeter. Good drinkability. I've had better gimmick beers.
Lemke10 (794) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a medium brown color with a slight head. The aroma is bold with toffee ans hints of pudding. The taste is dry and not as bold as I expected. The flavors are weak bit it does deliver an interesting flavor.
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown bottle. Clear brown with a small cap of tan foam. Nose has caramel/toffee sweetness, brown sugar, chocolate. Taste has chocolate, dry roast malt, caramel. Finish is chocolate, a little touch of hops. Better than expected.
BlackHaddock (3779) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle: BBD 7th Apr 2015 drank at home for ’pudding’ on 15th Sep 2014. This worked, the Brentwood brewed ’Chockwork Orange’ I had with it did not. I really liked the sweetness of this caramel and toffee flavoured beer it really does remind you of the dessert it is named in honour of. Rich, smooth and almost sickly, but my sweet tooth lapped it up.
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Date on bottle reads 22/03/15. Clear dark red brown color. Thin khaki head. Some short ropes of lace. Pretty awesome toffee pudding nose, and flavor. Some toastiness. Moderate sweet taste. Light to moderate bitter. Not bad. Pretty fun, enjoyable stuff. Like the Banana Bread beer, this delivers on bringing that unique, specific flavor. ESB was a nice choice for the base... Not as sweet as expected, a nice bitter balance to the taste. Artificial-tasting flavoring, but it’s a pretty enjoyable flavor at the moment. A little more body would have been nice, though.
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 11.2 ounce: Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sugar, toffee, and caramel. Taste is not quite as sweet and sticky as the aroma, but still is rather much on the sweet side. Body is light than expected. More drinkable than expected as well. I don’t think I would want to have more than one in any case.
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a cream head. Toffee, butter cream, sweet, and rich. Nice palate, sticky, smooth, toffee, almond, butter cream, smooth finish.
Block (1413) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was a good beer. Caramel, toffee, chocolate flavors. This beer did not feel too synthetic. Smooth and malty.
edgallow (2088) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of sweet toffee and malts . Taste is toffee, caramel and pine .
stevoj (2166) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful sweet, sticky, dessert aroma, but doesn’t live up to the expectations of the nose. Pours a clear dark brown with a ring of airy head, taste is sweet but flat, with some burnt sugar flavor. Finishes fast, mild sticky coating on the tongue.