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Hawkshead Damson Stout

Formerly brewed at Hawkshead
Style: Stout
Kendal, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Damson Stout (OG 1044, ABV 4.3%) - An Oatmeal stout with damsons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Dark brown body with a medium beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee, nuts and fig. Flavour of muscovado sugar, earthy hops and a dry finish. Thin body with with a watery texture. A bit thin in body and flavour. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing. A dense, beige, finger-thick head forms over a dark brown to black body. The aroma is roasted and lightly smoked, with brown sugar and caramel sauce. Was expecting some fruityness, or at least some dried fruits, but didn’t find any. It has a nice bitterness, it’s full-bodied and with a low level of carbonation, in a nice way. Dry. Roasted malts, caramel sauce and brown sugar in the lasting flavor. Some acidic notes in the very end. A nice one indeed, although not world class. 141101

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5367) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours opaque plum brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, plums Taste is sour, dark chocolate. Creamy texture, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
bottle at home... dark black .. thin tan lacing .. dark sweet berry fruit roast ... dark malts ... soft chocvolate ... dry roast ... soft malts ... dark fruits ... light mellow roast .. soft roast .. soft chocolate maltds

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3069) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2014
Sampler at What’s Brewing 2014, Stavanger. Pours a clear deep mahogany body covered by a small light brown head. Smokey notes, ashtray, malty tones, puffed oats and tobacco on the nose. Wooden, light acidic, malty and salty in the mouth. Medium bodied and dry on the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37673) - 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 (13187) - 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 (4652) - 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 (8599) - 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 (2490) - 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!

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