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Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale - Wells & Young's Ltd

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77
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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 13
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Erik-P on 11-26-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jacks0n, Sep 01, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -26.2%

Northtexan, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

PorterHaus666, Aug 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

rypkr, Aug 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

lauries444, Aug 30, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +8.3%

JmillX45, Aug 30, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

(best by Dec 14 2014 - poured into a balloon)

A: dark leathery brown with a slight haze... cappuchino-like foam, in color mostly...

S: almost artificial/extract caramel-coffee... perhaps a faint whiff of dark fruit esters (perhaps from dark sugars added)... almost a doppelbock-like (i.e. Celebrator) rich, cocoa-dusted malt character, though quite apparently not from decoction or other artful technique

T: caramel-syrup infused, hazelnut coffee... tastes like a Dunkin Donuts beer... mildly roasty (or rather burnt sugar?) with an arguably herbal bitterness pervading the finish through the aftertaste... are the flavorings there to cover up the decay of old malt?!... a bit too much is going on here - I love it when a brewery doesn't list an available beer on their website, let alone any ingredients, or hints thereof... a caramel-coffee brown porter, in total

M: right away, a degree or two thinner and more well-attenuated than the deceptive aromas suggest... soft, fuzzy carbonation blurs out much of whatever roundness or viscosity exists

O: gimmicky, niche, not all that it could be... it's a shame that these are the ilk of ales that W&Y seems to want to push over here (Double Chocolate, Banana Bread... likely by virtue of their popularity)... could this be construed as an insult to Americans... I'd be curious to talk with one of their US reps to see what's up with this crap... not that I'll pass up a Bombardier in protest any time soon

Bouleboubier, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

LXIXME, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Bierleichen, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

little_star, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Hypersomnia, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

mwar, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

330ml bottle split between two Georgetown samplers. Date is 22/03/15. I presume that is "best by", since it is in the future.

Pours dark but slightly translucent. Clear, small light beige head. Relatively still. Smell is very puddingy (I think tapioca), caramelly. Wife thinks it smells very toffee-like. It does smell very sweet. Some surprisingly roasty characteristic.

Taste is sweet, burnt caramel, almost flan-like. Mild, with a strange sort of lagery characteristic. Watery. Some good characteristics, and some bad.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Overall, it's not too bad. It's interesting, but not great.

snaotheus, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

It's a let down compared to their banana bread beer, I would drink it if someone bought it for me but I won't purchase this beer again, I was expecting a thicker sweeter beer. It's a tad sharp on the tongue and goes down smooth with a bit malt. I have no idea how they came up with this name. I taste no toffee or pudding, it's thicker but I was expecting more out if this.

hockeyrichard, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from 330mL bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich brown hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence, although it's almost too dark to see it. Head is a thin layer of ivory foam without much staying power. I quite like the color.

Smell: very sweet toffee and caramel aroma; it's absolutely as-advertised. That said, it's almost cloying in its sweetness; it's closer to cola syrup than beer.

Taste: less sweet than the aroma, with a little bit of offsetting earthiness and bitterness, but still too sweet. It definitely has that classic brown ale flavor underneath, however.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a good creaminess indeed. It works well with the beer's dessert qualities.

Overall: this has the sweetness of a sweet imperial stout but the complexity of a subtle brown ale; the mix is not entirely a success. For those who like dessert beers, however, this is definitely worth a try.

flagmantho, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

DawgHausTim, Aug 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 21, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +2.4%

sonofliberty2, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -38.1%

mattday25, Aug 19, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -4.8%

Mangeyman, Aug 17, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +16.7%

StL_fan, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a three finger khaki head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. dark brown color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Toffee nose and flavor is toffee then some hop bitterness. Not bad but a one time good deal for me. $3.49 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Well, cheers to the new rating system. Rated taste, smell, appearance and mouthfeel out of five and divided by four to get the overall rating. Here goes.

A: One inch head with decent lacing. Dark-brown in appearance but some light gets through the glass. Beer has a red hue when held up to a light source. Overall, nothing special. 3.5/5

S: Actually, I think the beer is rather good. Tons of milk chocolate, caramel and toffee. Lots of crystal malt and brown sugar. There's almost no bitterness, but I do detect some coffee notes. 4.5/5

T: Good. The taste follows the nose with lots of toffee and caramel. Also detect lots of milk chocolate. However, the beer does contain some bready yeast which detract somewhat from the malt flavor. It's also somewhat watery. 4/5

M: Not very good. Watery and not creamy enough. However, most Wells beers are like this so oh well. 3/5

O: Good with some drawbacks (too watery; mouthfeel lacking). Will buy again sometime in the near future, though. Glad to have tried it. 3.75/5

leantom, Aug 15, 2014
Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
77 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.