I do love Wells Banana Bread Beer so I thought I'd give this one a try. It's a lovely dark brown treacle colour with a slightly red tinge. There is an interesting smell of sweet toffee cake as it pours. The rather disappointing head only lasts a few seconds giving the ale a look of Coca Cola.
It actually does taste of sticky toffee pudding with a slight bitterness of chocolate, although it is a bit odd in an ale. It has a burnt toffee/treacle flavour and a not unpleasant sponge cake aftertaste. It is quite fizzy with harsh little bubbles bursting on the tongue so I was quite surprised at the lack of head. It is because of this fizz that I felt like I was drinking coke rather than ale.
It's ok as a gimmick but not one Ale be seeing again.
Brewed by Charles Wells, Bedford