Profiled by Ken Carman for PGA
The name alone made it worth trying.
I get toffee upfront in the nose. The smell reminds me a little of butterscotch pudding. A little sweet to the nose and pale malt in the back ground.
Appearance: head goes away fast with really big bubbles and medium. Deep red highlight and maybe about a 28-30 srm.
Mouthfeel is light on the pinprick carbonation with a great pudding like slickness that coats the mouth. Tis indeed butterscotch-y, but not buttery. Medium body. Pudding sense hangs in the mouth and doesn’t want to let go.
The taste is like a trip to England with classic low carbonation, chewy Engish ale-ness, just begging to be quaffed. The lighter malt background is supportive but does not overshadow the pudding.
Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”