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


on tap

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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.

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   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sccp1910 (244) - BRAZIL - MAY 21, 2017
Uma porter com notas de chocolate, amargor marcante e aroma muito agradável. Cor escura, amarronzada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (1073) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 19, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle. Pour was dark copper, foamy off white head. Aroma of toffee candy, butterscotch, vanilla. Taste was mild sweet, toffee, thin overall body, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Davros IX (303) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2017
A nice toffee colour in the glass and a surprisingly good and long lasting head. The nose was malt and a good waft of caramel and toffee. So far, so good. The problem was the flavour which was, perhaps unsurprisingly, very sweet caramel. It was too sweet for me and I didn’t find it well integrated. I was half-way through when I realised I was only drinking it for the sake of it, so the rest was tipped away. I applaud the experiment in making the beer, but I really didn’t like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shuvar (100) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Butelka. Ciemnobrązowe, lekko opalizujące. Piana biała, pokaźna, opada, ale zostawia cienką, drobnopęcherzykową warstewkę. W aromacie tofi i wanilia (rzeczywiście kojarzy się z budyniem), karmel i delikatna czekolada. W smaku już gorzej, bo głównie karmel, ze specyficzną, lekko alkoholową goryczką. Bardzo intensywne smaki, a jednak piwo dość wodniste. Wysycenie średnie, dla mnie za wysokie. Zaskakujące piwo i może dlatego tak wysoka ocena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
George2Tall (39) - - APR 1, 2017
Yikes! This tasted like a root beer float. It looks good in the glass, dark brown, with a medium head. That first sip is surprising. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andypsa (5) - - FEB 15, 2017 does not count
Oh dear. Strong caramel smells and taste, but it tastes like a fake beer. Like a panda cola used to taste like a fake coca cola. It’s like a bottle of 5% alcohol water with a caramel flavoured cordial poured into it. Really horrible beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydslip (386) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Deep chestnut brown beer with a medium foamy light tan head. Sweet nose of toffee, butterscotch, and candied nuts. Flavor is also quite sweet with toffee, caramel, and butterscotch finished with a mild bitterness that barely cuts the sweetness. Good beer, but would get cloying after a short while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Diablokev (180) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2017
The aroma is of caramel. The appearance is a dark brown with a medium cream head. A little weak overall, but smelled good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1899) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Very sweet with vanilla, caramel and obviously toffee. Quite a thick texture - enjoyable, somewhat novel beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (6027) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2016
The most intriguing thing about this beer is the aroma, which is malty, heavy vanilla and toffee and maybe some milk. Overall i think it doesn’t smell that great. Less sweet than expected, the flavor is caramel malt mostly. Okay.

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