Sticky Toffee Pudding
Eagle Brewery

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From:
Eagle Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Brown Ale - English
Ranked #137
ABV:
5%
Score:
78
Ranked #28,165
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 15.7%
Ratings:
778
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 01, 2021
Added:
Nov 26, 2013
Wants:
  34
Gots:
  254
SCORE
78
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Sticky Toffee PuddingSticky Toffee Pudding
Notes: Two of the things Britain is renowned for across the globe are traditional ale and puddings. Following the success of Wells Banana Bread Beer comes the latest addition to the exquisitely crafted Wells ales range – Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale.

Wells has been using age-old traditional brewing methods to perfect its ales since 1876 and Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale is made to those same exacting standards. It is brewed with our own accredited Natural Mineral Water and the choicest English ingredients. As a result, it delivers all the satisfying, complex taste you’d expect from a true beer but with a unique, indulgent twist.

Using traditional British desserts as our source of inspiration, we discovered that the natural, rich flavours of Sticky Toffee Pudding could be exquisitely combined with darker malts to create a truly distinctive ale. With toffee and caramel hints and rich fruit aromas, Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale is an intensely satisfying beer.
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3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 01, 2021
 
3.47 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan on Jul 29, 2020
 
3.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 24, 2020
 
3.43 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Dec 23, 2019
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3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

BOTTLE: 330ml/11.2 fl oz. Brown glass with a pry-off crown cap.

5.0% ABV.

Sticky toffee? Definitely - and, shockingly, it doesn't taste artificial. Could have better depth of flavour, but the toffee they're after is there in spades. Caramel, brown malt sweetness, faint herbal hop character, pudding-like tangy flavour, vanillin.

Balanced albeit simplistic, nailing its gimmicky titular flavour with aplomb. They accomplished what they set out to, though I wouldn't call the mouthfeel sticky per se. Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, not unrefreshing, well-carbonated.

A drinkable gimmick ale that I'd revisit and certainly a better beer than I expected given its premise. But it's far from a top tier beer regardless of how one approaches it style-wise.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Dec 18, 2019
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3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by James94 from England

L: Ruby red, good one-finger head, decent lacing
S: Toffee, buttercream, cake, something vaguely skunky
T: Toffee, light malts
F: Quite watery, with not much flavour or body. Pretty easy to drink.

O: 3.25

Dec 07, 2019
 
3.5 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
 
3.64 by jmh21 from Minnesota on Nov 03, 2019
Photo of Peach63
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Peach63 from New York

Pours dark amber to brown. No head. Very little carbonation. Minimal lacing.

Strong aroma of molasses, vanilla and coffee.

Taste is a bit sharp and astringent. Molasses and vanilla come through. No noticeable sweetness.

Full bodied mouthfeel and a bit creamy.

The name sounds better than it tastes. Glad I tried it but I won't rush out for more.

Sep 27, 2019
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3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I'm trying this beer at the Blackstone Pub & Eatery in Gadsden, Alabama. It poured a clear rich mahogany with thin off white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had Heath bar flare. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet toffee presence throughout. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer and great for last call...or after dinner.

Aug 01, 2019
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3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Dark chestnut red, clear, pours with 1Cm fine pale tan head, very slowly reducing. Later to lacing.
S- Prominent toffee scent, over a mild toastiness.
T- ...follows the smell, clearly toffee'ish going into a nutty toastiness.
M- The somewhat richer than usual taste on top of 5% ABV yields something that feels like it could be higher than that. The balance is quite clever, the nutty toastiness balances the immediate toffee side.
O- How do you rate a beer that I now see is marked 'Beer with toffee flavouring'? I note that's flavouring instead of 'flavour' - presumably an ingredient - yet the only ingredients listed are hops (fuggles and goldings), malts (ale, crystal and chocolate) and barley. Where does the 'toffee flavouring' feature, I don't see it? Added to which...
The front main and neck lables say 'Eagle Brewery'. The micro-printed rear lable says it's brewed by 'Marston's (Eagle Brewery, Bedford, MK40 [etc])'. Marston's took over previous brewer Wells & Young's Ltd., who were based at the Eagle Brewery, in 2017. Confused, I am? But it's too much smoke+mirrors for me. Interesting trying it, but I prefer knowing what is in the beer I'm drinking.
Bought from BeersOfEurope. 500ml, BB: 31/3/2020.

Apr 30, 2019
 
3.06 by mholdefer from Alabama on Jan 31, 2019
 
4.57 by joshpaints84 from Georgia on Jan 29, 2019
 
4.04 by Tludke from Florida on Jan 25, 2019
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2.18/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25
by jbclib7285 from Georgia

The banana bread beer by Well and Young's is better. I was hoping to enjoy this more than I did. the look. smell and taste were all very average. The feel though..

Feel: watery and empty. This is what i disliked the most about the beer. With toffee pudding in the name I was expecting something more substantial. Felt cheap.

Jan 06, 2019
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4.6/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by dcotom from Iowa

I know I'm going off the reservation with this one, but it delivers what it promises and in a big way. Sampled cold from a tumbler, poured from 11.2-ounce bottle. Dark chestnut colored body, with a thick tan head. Good retention and lacing. Huge aromas and flavors of toffee and caramel, like a dessert fresh from the oven. Medium mouthfeel, not too sweet and just a hint of bitterness. Well balanced. Sticks to the palate on the finish, leaving a pleasant aftertaste. Better when served cold. This is some delicious stuff, well deserving of a place on your holiday table.

Dec 18, 2018
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3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by BishopJ from Pennsylvania

Look—good, nice brown ale color.
Smell—toffee sweetness predominates, followed by the bitter ale. If you like sweet in your beer, you can enjoy it here.
Taste—two tastes in a row. You taste the toffee first (reminded me of Universal Studios’ Butterbeer), with a quick ale bite at the end.
Feel—smooth, low carbonation as expected in a British bitter.
Overall—bitter is my favorite type of beer, so imagine my thrill of finding this at my local. I’m not a fan of anything too sweet and this beer sort of splits the difference. I can well imagine that this beer might polarize folks into two camps. Not sweet enough for some and too ‘twee’ for others. I enjoyed it, though. Would be a great beer over dessert or at the end of a long day.

Nov 27, 2018
 
3.52 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2018
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2.53/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by Offa from California

Unlike the Banana Bread Beer, which was surprisingly good, this I found to be pretty bad.

Dark brown, small pale tan head soon thins to foamy ring, wisps.

Aroma is brown bread, dark dried figs, DR.Pepper, a bit sweet in an odd way, with some toffee/caramel. Pretty good.

Taste is odd, acridly shapr very burnt sugar, bitter, dry, thin of feel and character.
It does have something of a sticky toffee pudding character in smell, if not taste.

Nov 04, 2018
 
3.56 by Neilos from England on Nov 02, 2018
 
4.21 by GClarkage from California on Oct 29, 2018
 
3.6 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Oct 24, 2018
 
3.7 by godawgs from Louisiana on Aug 27, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This decent English brown ale pours a
medium dark murky brown with a very nice head of off white foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin pooling layer, and displays some excellent lacing.
nose of nutty malts and toffee with touches of brown sugar. Flavors are
pretty much a let down from the nose with muted toffee and subtle cream
with touches of weak brown sugars and a more assertive hop that was
not detectable on the nose which is odd for an English ale from such a
great brewery. Very effervescent mouth feel; medium light body, medium
high carbonation that is bubbly, and a seltzer water like finish.

Overall, a decent brown but outside the norm for the style.

Aug 21, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Medium raisin colored pour with toffee colored lacing.

S - Sugary candied toffee and caramel cream aroma.

T - Starts with a quick hit of candied caramel toffee cream which quickly gives way to some delicate roast bitterness that carries through until the end. Ends with mild bitterness, some dark fruit, and a hint of caramel toffee and some sugary cloying on the very back of the tongue. Some light earthiness.

M - Medium body.

O - Glad to have tried once.

Jul 26, 2018
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jul 25, 2018
 
4.49 by RBWilson73 from Georgia on Jul 05, 2018
 
3.93 by bmaggot from Lithuania on Jun 25, 2018
 
3.77 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Jun 25, 2018
 
4.2 by NickFry9 from New York on Jun 21, 2018
 
3.39 by Robertas from Lithuania on Jun 19, 2018
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4.54/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Satan_Presides from New York

Delicious! And smells even better.

Apr 28, 2018
 
2.74 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Apr 22, 2018
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3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Beersnake1 from California

Poured from just over room temp. Pours a nice brown with good head. Nose is pretty spot on - toffee pudding! That's pretty much all I get, other than chocolate. Taste is not quite what I expected. A bit bitter up front, with a weak toffee pudding flavor. Kind of like a weak burnt brown sugar, but bitter. Could definitely be sweeter and thicker. Higher ABV would have done wonders. Mouthfeel is light and a bit watery. Overall, not horrible.

Mar 31, 2018
 
3.81 by TheBrewsky from California on Mar 18, 2018
 
3.91 by SpaceBeagle from Utah on Mar 14, 2018
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3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Krajnyak from Pennsylvania

Nice color, no head or retention to speak of. Taste is fair. Toffee flavor is there, but not balanced at all. Slightly sharp finish, which I would not have expected. Should have seen maltier and sweeter. Overall, only fair.

Mar 04, 2018
 
2.82 by jcbogantes from Costa Rica on Mar 01, 2018
 
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 04, 2018
 
3.54 by jcubz from Canada (SK) on Jan 01, 2018
Sticky Toffee Pudding from Eagle Brewery
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