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Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 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 just okay.


3.4
Rubin77 (2496) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2017
F: huge, bit tanned, good retention. C: very dark coppery with red tones against the light, clear. A: a lot of toffee, nutty, bit chocolate ice cream, caramel. T: malty, caramel, toffee, nutty, ice cream, pudding tones, bit red fruits, dry on the palate, not very sweet, controversial but very different idea, medium body and carbonation, not bad, 50cl bottle from Carrefour hypermarket in Hazebrouck, France.

2.8
suurjuust (3685) - ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2017
500ml bottle. Mahogany clear beer, medium to small light beige head. Nose... toffee. Lots of fake-ish toffee. Flavor is maltier than I expected, sweet, lots of more fake-ish toffee in the finish along with hops. Feels like seltzer. It's not undrinkable, not a complete horror, it is called "sticky toffee pudding ale", so I should know what I was in for, but... ehhhhh.

4
bokas5 (16) - Prijedor, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - SEP 23, 2017
Unique taste. Strong toffee and pudding aroma. Very attactive appearance. Recommended!

3.8
freekyp (2391) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2017
A unique English ale with tons of toffee, dark toast and buttery vanilla flavor. But not sweet. Crisp and very drinkable with a soft carbonation that crescendos at the end to cleanse the palate. Pours up very pretty mahogany with a tight bubbled tan head. A rise in metallic hop bite gives a bit of zing to the finish. And again the olde schoole British masters take the American whelps to school.

3.5
tmoreau (4596) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle poured to my sampler glass at the 8th WCD Trade Expo, showing a clear, amber color, with decent, tan froth, and spiraling foam as lacing. The nose was a little toast, toffee, caramel, sweetness, and chocolate. Light to medium bodied, the taste was similar but less expressive notes, with decent carbonation that was a bit seltzer-like, with a little salinity. After all of the previous samplings, a nice, dessert-like break in the action.

3
downender (8779) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Bottle from Asda. Mahogany in colour, with a thin, off-white, head. Sweet toffee and red berry fruit aroma, with a touch of leafy hop. Flavour was also sweet, with some fudge upfront, fruit cake malts with a hint of staleness and a slightly boozy finish. An ok novelty, that I wouldn’t rush to drink again.

2.7
alex_leit (5031) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle. Bronze color, cream foam. Sweet aroma, toffee, butter, light vanilla. Taste: sweet, toffee, caramel. Too sweet.

3
brownaler (699) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Toffee aroma with a coffee and swee brown sugar. Too sweet to be a satisfying beer.

3.6
jbissell2 (2) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2017 does not count
I don't normally go for beers like this... usually pour out the bottle after a few swigs. I think this beer is done well. It's still not my thing, but that's just my taste. As far as these kinds of beers go, I'd pick this over many others. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
joshterschoell (3) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2017 does not count
Fine tuned to almost a smooth Stout, but without the thickness that Stout’s tend to acquire. Think a chocolate/coffee Porter meets Heath bar.


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