Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by NittanyBeerFan:
4.47/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from "Rare Batch 112" bottle number 41 of 72 from the first bottling. Thanks to treyrab for sharing.
Tar-colored black, topped by creamy and fluffy head. The lacing is beautiful...spotty and stringy. The aroma is solid, but nothing spectacular. There is some smoke, roast, leather, and tobacco, along with some chocolate. The flavor builds upon the aroma, too. All of the aroma comes through again, but adds some sticky and bitter dark cocoa. There is also a touch of vanilla that gets left on the palate. Very syrupy, thick, and resinous, this is what an Imperial stout should feel like on the palate. Phenomenal, though I wish that I could try one of these fresh, when the maple syrup still plays a role.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2011 22:41:16 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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4.31/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Prohibition Pig. Full 16oz pour into a ProPig snifter today, 2/10/2014.
App- Pitch black, thick dark mocha head, about one finger worth with great retention. Very delicious looking head that sticks around for a long time, it's almost like it was on nitro. Not much lacing.
Smell- Deep and sweet, a bit sugary with some dark fruits and roasty undertones.
Flavour- Faint dark fruits, strong roast, a bit of charred malts, sugar sweetness that is certainly not dry at all. Very rich and robust with a slight charred, earthy but sweet finish.
Mouthfeel- Best aspect. Full bodied, thick and syrupy, creamy and resinous but not cloying at all. Very drinkable, no hint of the 10.1% ABV.
Overall- Great Imperial Stout, I came into it looking at it as a American IS and it delivered on that count. The maple syrup seems to make it sweeter in a less dry and certainly not cloying manner. It's a well-done, very thick imperial stout that impresses in that regard.
Serving type: on-tap
02-11-2014 19:55:23 | More by Stevedore
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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