Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.18/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750ml bottle purchased at Hunger Mountain Coop. Split with my dad on his birthday because he loves maple syrup, especially Vermont maple syrup. Poured into Lawson's tulip.
A- Pours a completely opaque jet black with about a finger of creamy mocha head that has okay retention but recedes decently fast and leaves some light spotty lacing. Steady rising carbonation, definitely above average for a stout.
S- Chocolate and lightly roasted malts balanced with maple syrup. Fairly sweet smelling, but a little bit less then I was expecting. A little bit above average aroma strength.
T- Cocoa and lightly roasted malts followed by bitter dark chocolate and finishing with sweet sugary maple syrup that lingers for a little bit. Nice balance between the chocolate and maple syrup without being too overly sweet.
M- A bit too thin for a stout and slightly overcarbonated, but extremely drinkable.
O- This was a very enjoyable stout that had a nice sweet maple syrup presence to it. The mouthfeel could have been improved a little bit, but overall I thought this was a tasty beer that was fairly well done. The balance between the chocolate and maple was very good, the bitterness could have been toned down a tiny bit but I didn't think it took too much out of the beer. With the sweet maple syrup finish this is a beer that I would enjoy in small quantities, probably no more then 8-10oz.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2012 12:10:12 | More by jaasen64
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4.76/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Tasted this at brewfest 2014. A nice beer that I wouldnt mind trying again as beerfest only gives you 4 oz glasses and the lines are kind of long at the Lawsons section. This may have been my favorite beer of the whole Beerfest session. Very subtle maple and real ly just a nice flavor. I usually prefer stouts in Winter but happy to have tasted this one even though it was July. May try to have again at the evening session later tonight.
Serving type: on-tap
07-19-2014 19:07:32 | More by beer456
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
91 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.