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

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RATINGS: 256   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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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2061) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
digopossobon (313) - MACAE, BRAZIL - FEB 20, 2015
A: Strong butterscotch aroma, but thatís the point of this beer.caramel. A: red, amber, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam. T: medium sourness, heavy bitterness, medium sweetness P: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish. O: O aroma ť bom, o amargo ť bom. Mas realmente parece artificial. … uma experiÍncia diferente e vale por isso.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (190) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Exactly what it claims. The toffee comes out late but sticks on the tongue and goes iNto the nose.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
God this is awful artificial. Best part is the aroma hints of vanilla and toffee. Taste you get a quick hit of vanilla and toffee than it turns into a watered down thin bodied metallic nightmare. If this was done right it could be really interesting. A contender for worst beer of the year.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (103) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Wells&Youngs Ť un birrificio inglese di livello molto buono con alcune eccellenze prodotte. Incuriosito da questa birra al toffee, non ho potuto mancare líassaggio. Ha un colore quasi marrone e una schiuma pannosa di decente persistenza. Líaroma Ť spettacolare: toffee e caramello inebrianti. Líaspettativa si conferma pienamente alla bevuta, con la dolcezza di caramello toffee e vaniglia a farla da padrone. Il gusto Ť pronunciato ma non diventa mai stucchevole, ben bilanciato da una corretta amarezza. Ovviamente molto bevibile come tutte le birre di questa tipologia, consistenza acquosa e media frizzantezza. Una birra molto particolare, perfetta su un dolce, al cioccolato per esempio.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
magsinva (922) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from App. Vintner - pours clear brown like cola. Aroma of fake vanilla, slightly off putting. Mmm artificial flavoring... Not so much.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (6493) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle at Brentís going away tasting, summer 2014. Brown pour with a small khaki head. Not a good aroma, tons of fake vanilla, bready, burnt caramel, toffee, fake flavorings, floral, bitter. Equally gross flavor, Too sweet, and doesnít even remind of sticky pudding. Gross bitter burnt caramel, too much vanilla, fake toffee flavoring. Not good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6080) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle to half-pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a translucent dark amberish brown with very light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid too; much like the name suggests. Toffee-forward with a bit of vanilla and chocolate pudding in the background. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced, with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. More vanilla extract than vanilla, and of covers up the chocolate pudding presence. A bit of mint chocolate as well. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a caramel color, with a medium beige head. Very sweet - you can taste the toffee. I expected something a bit richer from the Wells brand but it wasnít awful.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle in Seattle during the Superbowl. Loser of the pool had to drink this (I narrowly missed that honor, but took enough for a rate anyways). Pale clear brown. Vanilla extract through and through. Light and sweet body. Pale brown, sweet vanilla and milk chocolate. Meh.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
trevor211 (1369) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Sampled from the chalice of the loser of a Super Bowl bet. Vanilla extract. Aaaaand... thatís all. Watery, super-dilute vanilla extract. Nothing sticky about it. Blech.


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