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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 430
Gots: 81 | FT: 6
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009

A huge, rich, and strong stout brewed with a maple twist. Designed to keep you warm on sub-zero nights and for sipping with a fine meal or dessert.
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4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from scottg, shared with naproxen. We actually picked up another one from Sean today that we plan on aging, mmmhmmm :)

750 ml cork and caged bottle, #37 of 92. Poured into a tulip. OMG I should have totally traded this for Black Tuesday seeing it's so rare and all...maybeno

Pours a thick, gooey, motor oil black with a mud brown two finger head that leaves a spotty lace on the side of the glass. Aroma is deep and rich with earthy hops, big roasted barley and malts, and a touch of maple syrup. Dark chocolate and charred grains with not a single bit of booze in the nose, impressive. Taste is very similar with the big roasted flavors. Smokey malts, sweet Baker's chocolate, and some gritty hops. Some syrup midway, but not a whole lot...I was actually hoping for more. Aftertaste lingers forever with charcoal, hot cocoa, and wood. Once again, the big 10% abv is hidden on the tongue like it was in the nose. Big, rich, and chewy body with a slightly stronger carbonation than I like for the style. This is a perfect beer for the cold Northeast winter we've seen in the past couple of weeks, very warming and chewy. Anoter quality brew from Sean, reeeeally looking forward to seeing what some age will do to our other bottle. Delicious beer minus the hype, gotta love it.

More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the 2010 Stout tasting in a Orval Chalice.

750ml corked & caged bottle.

Pours black, black with a nice thick very dark brown head, Nose is sharp and rich.

Taste is very rich and sharp, a bit astringent but very hoppy given the age and style. Nice and smooth really easy drinking for being so strong.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of rudylaw
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to youbrewidrink for the bottle!

Pours a dark, luscious black with an enticing milky way colored, two-fingered head.

The smell is off the chain! Swiss Miss hot chocolate, cocoa nibs, melted caramel and sugary maple. I'm also picking up some roast. Lots of sweet going on.

The taste is pretty straightforward; mirroring the smell well. It seems to be a pretty decent clone of Founders CBS but with a twinge of smoke... just slightly, like bacon. This batch seems to have more maple in it than I previously believed because at room temperature the maple really shines through!

Extremely smooth for a 10% beer. Amazing drinkability! Creamy, silky mouthfeel. Just a terrific, unique stout I feel fortunate enough to have tried. Lawson's and Newhart... see Vermont brings something to the table after all!

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Aberration
4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at three penny taproom.

Long time want, randomly walk into the three penny while visiting VT.... Lo and behold!

Looks dark and roasty, appetizing brown head subsides to good lacing.

Smells like roast chocolate with a hint of maple...tastes like a magical maple chocolate bar with hints of alcohol. Surprising considering it is a 10%!

This is awesome. Why can't I buy this by the case?!

Photo of prdstmnky
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Kyle for this one. 750ml (red) foiled and capped bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Pours a 1.5 finger thick, dark mocha head with moderate retention. Beer is pitch black, rich and thick. Lacing is web-like with great stick. Very good.

Nose is roast, cocoa, espresso, and dark chocolate. Moderately aromatic. Decent.

Opens chocolate and roasted malt tartness. Tanic with hints of leather, smoke and honey at the back. Chocolate, fudge, cocoa and espresso at the end. More roasted malt tartness in the finish. Aftertaste of molasses and roast. Good complexity. I expected a touch more sweetness but this is just fine.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and chewy in the mouth and goes down smooth and viscous. Messy finish with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Appropriate. Good balance.

A very good beer all the way around. Looks gorgeous, nose is robust and inviting and the flavor has good balance and complexity. The feel is just right too. Worth trying as an above-average representation of the style.

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3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a Big
Imperial Stout

A: Black - very.

S: If you don't like Maple Syrup, don't even bother.

T: Very Nice - Have had this brew since inception, and it still impresses me how balanced, and drinkable it is for such a full body, roasty brew!

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mikey711
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Stowehop for hooking me up with this, and a few other Lawsons goodies!

A: Pitch plack with a nice mocha colored head that is moderately thick and retains very well. it leaves almost wine like legs when swirled, exactly what i am looking for in a stout

S: Tons of roasted malt character, bitter coffee and chocolate notes are the most prominent. There is some maple, but not as much as I was hoping for

T: Chocolately sweetness and bitter roastiness with just a touch of maple syrup to go along with it. I like my stouts roasty but for this one I wanted more maple

M: Slightly chalky, but the body is substantial enough to provide some creaminess. Also, no heat present on this at all which is surprising

D: I would definitely like to try this one again, and given the abv, it is way above average

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some transparency. Lots of mocha head. Great retention. Really leggy on the swirl.

Smell - Roasty as hell. Some sweetness. A fair bit of maple. Chocolate. Chalky, almost.

Taste - Still extremely roasty. Stronger maple sweetness. Pretty sweet, in fact. Chalky, burnt roasted malt. Chocolate and coffee. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Sweet and bitter at the same time.

Overall - Really strong maple, but this stout needs it. Ridiculously roasty.

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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
92 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.