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

bottled
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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Dark copper/light brown color. Aroma of vanilla and creamy caramel. Huge sweet caramel flavor upon first sip. Middle is moderately bitter, body is slightly creamy medium. Low to moderate carbonation. Finish has big vanilla and caramel/toffee as well in the final breath. This brew is pretty nicely balanced and not nearly as sweet or syrupy like I was expecting. Just a solid low alc Sessionable brew.


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
uhclem (385) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2015
Against my better judgement, I ordered this at the bar. I took 2 sips (the second to confirm that the first sip was awful), then requested that it be taken away.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (2404) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 21, 2015
330ml US-by-UK import, Maruhn. Oozing with natural enough crème brûlée and caramel pannacotta aroma, becoming more infantile sickly sweet in taste, on an easygoing, cleanly liquid-watery palate. You can almost taste the faceless ESB sweating underneath the dessert aroma overload like a middle-aged man in a furry animal costume on a crowded children’s birthday party. Fun & tasty ma non troppo.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (5057) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
Poured an.amber color with a white head. Aroma was straight worthers candies. Flavor similar but didn’t translate into.something I really wanted to drink. Way too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1658) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2015
Aroma: I’ve never had "sticky toffee pudding," maybe some Jell-o in the 80s, but yeah, this kinda smells like that, or maybe like a caramel Dum-Dums sucker. Other than that, it’s a little nutty and has some light, woody spice. Appearance: Chestnut brown with a foamy tan head that settles into a lightly bubbly skin. Flavor: Nutty up front with woody spice; toffee/caramel comes in a little later, but never reaches the level of sweetness suggested by the nose; the finish is pretty dried out. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: This is totally a gimmick beer, but a really well done one, I think. Give it a shot!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LGKdude (11) - - APR 13, 2015
Very good beer! This is not a sweet beer and The toffee flavor is not overdone. Gives you a taste of that flavor at first with a smooth beer finish. It is different and you have to be in the mood for it, but very good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18721) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty toffee aroma. Fruity malty caramel and toffee flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel and toffee finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (902) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a thin beige head that fades. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, toffee and bread. Similar aroma. Has a medium body with a sweet finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable, while not being heavy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (425) - Camarillo, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours medium brown with - not surprisingly - toffee aromas. Palate consistent with most brown ales with a coffee like finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EyeAmBaldman (364) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pours reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Taste is fairly metallic on the front end, kind of like watered down cream soda. The backend is sweet, like caramel toffee. Not bad but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (733) - CROATIA - MAR 21, 2015
Clear reddish brown color, average sized off white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of vanilla pudding, caramel, citrus, malty swetness. Taste is pretty much the same. Light to medium body, lively carbonation. Watery, so not really sticky. All in all, interesting stuff.

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