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


on tap

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RATINGS: 397   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

NotABeerFan (35) - GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2017
I fell for the novelty. I love dark ales, I love sticky toffee pudding but they obviously don't go together. When you take a sip it foams up in your mouth and fills you with gas, like cheap diet cola.

Hermod (8348) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2017
Bottled, Pudel baar. Poured dark mahogany color with a thick white head. Toffee, caramel, vanilla aroma. Sticky sweet indeed, toffee and caramel. Pretty sweet.

foodgazer (37) - MALAYSIA - NOV 3, 2017
Great sticky rich toffee ale modeled after…the British pudding? Sweet and thick caramel body (almost butterscotch-like), rounded off with a cola-like aftertaste that at times threatens to be cloying. Slightly one-dimensional, especially compared to Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Better to pair this with Rick & Morty than with Steven Universe, ceteris paribus.

Rubin77 (2583) - 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.

suurjuust (3767) - 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.

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

freekyp (2408) - 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.

tmoreau (4632) - 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.

downender (8882) - 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.

alex_leit (5154) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle. Bronze color, cream foam. Sweet aroma, toffee, butter, light vanilla. Taste: sweet, toffee, caramel. Too sweet.

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