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Franklins Pudding Stout

Franklins Pudding Stout
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Brewed by Franklins
Style: Stout
Bexhill-on-Sea, England


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask, Seasonal;

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Cask at Westow House. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, sweet, lots of dried fruits, fruit cake, sticky toffee pudding and chocolate. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, earth, toast, chocolate, fruit cake, light umami and nut with a toasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Wasn’t expecting too much from this, but found it rather tasty and drinkable. "Not my kind of beer", but I rather like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7829) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask at the Bow Bar. Pours black, lots of chocolate and coffee, sweet and thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Cask @ The Bow Bar, Winter Beer Festival. Pours black, almost a sweet stout, i got a big dollop of sweetness/lactose some coffee with a huge amount of vanilla. I liked it, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3345) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On cask at the Old Silk Mill (Derby)
An unremarkable stout with a sweet edge this particular festival cask was on the radar as a new tick. I suspected it would be a bit of a novelty and it did not disappoint. There are worse stouts but I would not put Franklin near the top of my list of best UK breweries just yet.

Aroma / Appearance - The deep ruby base maintains a chestnut tint on the edges. The flat body, as it is a cask, traps the oatmeal, roasted barley, and black coffee effectively.

Flavor / Palate - Chocolate pudding pops in a glass sweeten the palate after just two small sips. Tea and coffee add the flavors of a late afternoon snack. Mild bodied and on the fluid side it is a snack in liquid form. If you want a novelty give it a try. Otherwise there are many more mainline interpretations around the area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2154) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 15, 2013
Draught at "Market Porter" - (Southwork) London . Dark impenetrable black color, poor nut head resistance. Roast malty and toasted cereals taste, notes of cocoa, bitter chocolate and ash. Much mellow taste, not very smooth, modest alcoholic palate, good persistant mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15809) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Cask gravity at Firkin Alehouse. Black beer thin off white head. Choccy not dry not overly roasted. Fruity blackcurrant blackberry flavour. Really good. Lovely. Love the choc and fruit flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2013
cask at the bow ... deep black ... saoft roast ... lightest charcoal .... dark malts ... sweet roast l.. light charcoal ... deep dar roast ... lovely

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Cask, Kings Head, Leicester. Dark brown with a bubbly foam. Aromas are chocolate with light roast malts and lactose. Raisins with blackberry and light roast malts. Flavours are light roast malts with dark berries. Raisins with dry, earthy hops. OK. More of a mild.

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