gegwilson (3827) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Keg at the Northern Craft Beers Festival at the Hawkshead Brewery. Pours mahogany with a good beige head. Mildly fruity malt aroma. Th etaste has plum, toffee and light spice. A touch thin. OK. gunnfryd (15506) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2015
Whats Brewing 2014. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, sugar, caramel. Medium body. Nice beer. ianwelby (1566) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
Black beer with a thin, bubbly off-white head. Flavour is light fruit, slightly tart (presumably the damsons.) When you first take a swig it’s just a run of the mill stout but the damson flavour, which is light but distinct and balanced just right, comes and gives it something slightly different. And it’s the damson which lingers too, though it’s not overpowering as it might have been if they’d got it wrong. Very nice. jamestulloch (4423) - 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. yngwie (17284) - 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
allmyvinyl (11208) - 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. cgarvieuk (26422) - 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 abemorsten (3683) - 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. fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 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. 
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.