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


on tap

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2212) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Chestnut pour with a thin creamy to soapy beige head. Aroma is loaded with toffee and butterscotch, toast, a little cereal, light apple skin and hints of fruity and planty hops. Flavor is toffee, caramel, butterscotch, earthy yeast, light metal, tree fruit and some fruity, fuggles-like hops to the finish. Light body slightly syrupy entry, light, but sharp and very blanketing carbonation and a dry finish. Decent overall, too buttery and not sweet enough for all the buttery flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (1033) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. A- Toffee, malty, iron. A- Dark mahogany color, clear liquid, tan head. T-Toffee, watery, malty, sweet. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet malty finish. O- Not near as good as their banana bread beer. Not sure how this is a bitter/esb either. Seems more like a spice beer. Toffee was definitely there but it was an odd taste. Not as sweet as expected which was alright, but just lacked a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2015
This is not as good as their banana bread beer. It smells great, but tastes like any other beer. Skip ur, and drink the banana. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
atlrizzob (209) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Pours brownish red. Aroma of dark fruit and some sweetness. Taste is bitter at first but lingers sweet. I guess there’s some toffee in there. Mostly a bland concoction in opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6052) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2015
500ml Bottle - Copper red with a foamy head. Toffee, dates and raisins in the aroma. Toffee, nuts, fudge, raisins and dates can be detected in the taste. Not bad but a bit sickly after a while. A

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (142) - Tübingen, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2015
Pours dark ruby with frothy beige head. Really nice aroma, caramel, toffee, vanilla. Taste is light bitter, with toasted malts and sweet caramel. Light body with bitter finish. Although it has flavourings, it’s a pretty nice ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
themightylazza (30) - - SEP 7, 2015
Dark bet ale with a strong toffee aroma, toffee caramel flavour, the finish is dry and earthy, slightly warming. A tasty well crafted ale, wells and youngs still have what it takes to make distinctive yet traditional ales, a fine effort.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OsuStu (141) - - SEP 6, 2015
12 oz bottle. Cola color with a khaki grass. Aroma is caramel, toffee, light coffee, chocolate. Milk chocolate, toffee, biscuit, and finished with a marshmallow. Slight very light for those flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3899) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
I love Sticky Toffee Pudding. I have made it for Christmas dinner for the past 15 or so years, and I’ve had many versions of the dessert while in the UK. This beer puts the name on it, but the beer isn’t really approaching the dessert. You get a lot of sweet caramel, to be sure, but it is missing the richness of the dark fruit (dates) that come in the cake. It is fine, though a little bit limp in the palate. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (6467) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottled 500ml. -from Pivoljub Ljubljana. Dark amber coloured, small off-white head, toffee in the nose. Sweet malty, toffee, caramel and mild nutty notes in the finish. Pretty sweet and artificial. Not my type.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (449) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Caramel dominates with this novelty beer but it's surprisingly drinkable as a dessert beer with a decent aroma and taste if sticky toffee pudding and not overdone with some hops coming through in the finish.

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