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


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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Based on the Great British pudding, full of rich sticky toffee-ness.

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jas321990 (7) - - MAR 7, 2014
Astringent hops at first, followed by very pleasant notes of toffee and butterscotch. A transparent brown ale? I’d say it’s a red/amber in appearance. Solid head and good retention, minimal lacing. The sole thing keeping this from being a drainpour is a nice taste. Not sickly sweet and not bitter, with an enjoyable toffee and butterscotch flavor. A ridiculously thin beer, with a name like "sticky, toffee pudding" you expect an smooth solid mouthfeel. Also, there is a very strange out of place dryness. A decent beer. I wouldn’t recommend towards it, but wouldn’t try hard to dissuade someone from it.

vinivini (2229) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2017
Deep bronze to brown colour. Misty. Moderate capuccino head. Strong toffee and chocolate aroma. Feels hardly natural. Medium body. Lots of malts on taste. Toffee, caramel. Light bitterness. I’m not fond of it.

tomix86 (10) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2017
Pours dark amber, small and quickly disappearing head. Nice toffee aroma with an addition of bread-like aromas and slight hoppy notes. Very low bitterness, medium carbonation, light body. Nothing special but enjoyed it.

colui72 (985) - HONG KONG - MAY 30, 2017
I used to like this before I trained my palate... now it’s a different story. Pours dark brown, with a medium beige head, lot of lacing. Smells good, of toffee and caramel, sweet, cake. Taste doesn’t go along though, mediocre roasted malts and artificial toffee pudding flavourings, loses the sweetness quickly and becomes dry. Light body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent finish. Meh beer.

sccp1910 (250) - BRAZIL - MAY 21, 2017
Uma porter com notas de chocolate, amargor marcante e aroma muito agradável. Cor escura, amarronzada.

ozzy70 (1132) - 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.

Davros IX (329) - 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.

shuvar (126) - 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.

George2Tall (40) - - 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

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.

floydslip (392) - 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.

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