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Hawkshead Damson Stout

Formerly brewed at Hawkshead
Style: Stout
Kendal, England


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Damson Stout (OG 1044, ABV 4.3%) - An Oatmeal stout with damsons.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ [ (pre-Christmas tasting ) by chriso - London ].

[ As Hawkshead Damson Stout ].
ABV: 4.5%. Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dark roasted, light earty - wood, light tart licorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, thin, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141207]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at the chriso pre-Christmas tasting 2014 - London. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. Interesting nose, with slight brown bread, suggestions of fruit, berries. Medium sweet flavor with tangy fruits, some char, black currants, cocoa, earth. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. More tangy dark fruits on the finish, berries, mellow cocoa, earth, burnt wood. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3925) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 7/12/2014. Reddy / dark caramel coloured pour with a halo of cream coloured head. Aroma is sweet nuts, coco powdered, As little oak and woody twig on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of, A little tart berry fruit, nutty, light caramel, coco. Palate is slight tart acids, coco, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
Draught @ What’s Brewing 2014, Stavanger
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a roasted, chocolate and slight sour finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
01.11.2014, tap sample @ What’s Brewing:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild sour-ish roasted, hay, roasted grain, grass, minerals, burnt caramel, paper, puffed rice. Taste is slightly dry and harsh mineraly, hay, soil, metal tank, roasted grain, wet grass, burnt caramel. Medium bitterness, metallic and very watery mouthfeel. Crap!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5659) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at Whats Brewing, Stavanger. Pours black with a small tanned head. Aroma of weak roasted malts and acidic fruits. Taste is light sweet with a strange acid fruity addition, weak dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5307) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
Sample on tap at What’s Brewing Beer Festival, Stavanger. ABV 4.5%. Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roast malts, coffee, hints of seaside / salt water. Can’t detect the damsons. In the flavour, however, the damsons are present with a certain fruity acidity. Also dry roasty notes, coffee and a slightly salty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (868) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
DWFAWB; Tapped. Pours black with a lasting, creamy, lacing head. Nose is mostly roasted malt and caramel, some dark fruit and light spice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a somewhat lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
@Indyman - Now 4.5%, served from a cask at Indyman 2014 - Black with thick, creamy head. Light fruity sweetness in aroma. Light roast in the flavour. Body is a bit too light, watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle Traci brought back from her trip to Cumbria. Thanks baby! Dark brown, tan layer of head with some good stick. Full toasty wood aroma, a pinch of cocoa, raisin edge. Surprisingly acidic plumskin bite, sour raw chocolate. Soft oily palate. As a beer from a brewery I’d not heard of a week ago, this is a wonderful surprise. This is full of funk and character, and probably the most sour (apart from a few cases of infection) UK beer I’ve tried. The people who made this beer were clearly not scared of frightening off the swill lager drinkers: this is a beer for people who like to notice what’s in their glass. Man, I wish I had a few more bottles of this...

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