Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale - Wells & Young's Ltd
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3.24/5 rDev -3%
I got a sample of this brew from my buddy who worked in a liquor store. I was mildly interested since it was English and the title was unique. Side poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
Appearance - Pours a decent brown color with little head or head retention. Packaging is mediocre at best, nothing real exciting. Pours very clear, you can see right through it.
Smell - Smells of a huge bar of toffee, just like the packaging. Caramel and hints of chocolate, along with a marked sweetness throughout the nose. Very impressive, certainly the best part of the beer.
Taste - The taste of this beer, when compared to the nose, falls flat on its face. Strong malt character is much more prevalent, the toffee, caramel, and sweetness fading from the nose to the palate. While those elements are present, they are not near as strong in the taste as they are the nose.
Mouthfeel - Somewhat light and thin. Conducive to the style, similar to Newcastle or something of that nature. Not very impressed.
Overall - This beer elicited a collective "meh" from me and my co-conspirator. It isn't bad, but it isn't great either. Just mediocre. I certainly wouldn't buy it again, and I am glad we didn't pay for it.
07-29-2014 03:48:26 | More by TheCondor
3.79/5 rDev +13.5%
Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Appearance: Cola colored, sizable head that dissipated after perhaps a couple of minutes. Lacing and collar present.
Smell: Smells like dessert! Drool worthy notes of vanilla, banana, rum, and caramel.
Taste: Caramel, banana, toffee, walnuts, and spiced bread. Yummy.
Mouthfeel: As could be expected a bit sticky, but not in a bad way.
Overall: An excellent dessert beer. Great for what it is, but one and done unless you are in the mood to sit and eat an entire can of frosting. If the latter is the case then you may want to bring home a six of this.
07-28-2014 19:03:12 | More by Roxie_B
Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
77 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.