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

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RATINGS: 349   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours medium to dark brown, half finger of head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, burnt sugar. Smells great but isn’t as strong as I thought it would be. Taste is the same as aroma. Body is a little thin. Very tasty dessert beer but a little underwhelming.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marcius (398) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Brown color and small head. Malty aroma, caramel. Taste is sweet and with a long finish. Nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BusbyJ (2) - - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
Interesting and not overly sweet. Good aroma. Nice color. The toffee flavor is subtle but goes well (ish) with the ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3262) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Very sweet caramel/toffee nose, maybe some light spice, too. Deep reddish/brown color, 1-cm. tan head. Thick caramel initial flavor, sticky indeed, with some graham cracker, small dark fruit note, and minimal bittering. Thin-medium body (not sticky). Interesting aroma, fun at first, but gets annoying later. Flavors are a bit artificial and cloying A one-time thing. Not really a dessert beer -- but rather a beer dessert.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1150) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 18, 2016
Aroma: Sticky Toffee Pudding! Medium-high sweetness, toffee, syrup, vanilla, caramel, Toasted bready, No hops. Appearance: Brilliant, light brown body. Medium, tan head, fine bubbles, good retention. Lacing Flavour: Medium sticky toffee pudding. Medium toffee, caramel, vanilla, toasted bread. Medium-Light balancing bitterness. No hops. Medium-dry finish with lingering caramel flavour, but not sweetness. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-light carbonation, creamy. Overall: The name delivers! This beer is Sticky Toffee Pudding! Not a beer that I can drink in volumes, but a great experience and something I will have and share again. 500 ml bottle, poured. 34C. Experimental Beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorisPPattyn (9134) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
Small yellow head, rather dense over deep copper to chestnut beer. Toffee, caramelsyrup, treacle. Very sweet nose indeed, as toffees melted down. Taste is way less sweet - thankfully. Again the flavour of toffee, but without the excessive sweetness. Unfortunately, this seems to be achieved by diluting - watering down, let’s not have fear of words - the beer into homeopathic solutionmeasures. Utterly thin, and not very carbonated neither. Substandard.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beeard (4) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016 does not count
The initial scent is pleasant, but the taste quickly outstays its welcome. Burnt, rather than toasted, flavours. Not terrible but wouldn’t drink again in a hurry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AntonyWilson (69) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 6, 2016
500ml bottle: Pours a dark amber with red highlights. A persistent, creamy tan head. Aromas of vanilla and some fruit. Also some caramel as well. Tastes of caramel, slight coffee and vanilla. Bitterness is good. Not overly sweet, as one would expect. Medium body with a medium carbonation. Dryish finish. Overall an interesting ale.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (965) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2016
Dark golden or caramel creamy head good retention. I really dig the unique characters in the aromas. Reminds me of cream soda with extra toffee. The flavors are like a light toffee candy but less sweet. Very over the top toffeeish. Kinda has an espresso thing in there to. Medium bodied light to medium sweet. Taste a little artificial.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerowl80 (133) - - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark amber. Smells like werthers original and tastes like it too. Wasn’t a fan.

1.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
dlihcsnatas (582) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Dirty dark amber brew with small head. Smells very toffee and wonderful but the specs all floating about in the brew just takes away from me wanting to drink it. Beginning to wonder if this bottle is old. Finally took a drink and it tastes of toffee as expected with some hints of vanilla. Would put a higher score on taste but the looking at the specs of whatever in the brew has just put my taste buds in auto dislike. Could be a very enjoyable brew if not for the crud floating around in it. Thought after glass had sat on counter for some time the trash would settle but nope it seems to be suspended just where it is forever.


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