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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Fayston Maple Imperial StoutFayston Maple Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

393 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 415
Gots: 78 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009)
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Ratings: 393 | Reviews: 80 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mpayne5, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DarthKostrizer, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

fredmugs, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ajzy, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Darwin232, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lawson's Finest Liquids - Fayston Maple Imperial Stout, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours an oily dark brown-black with a small mocha head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing.

Smell - Rich maple with chocolate and a backing of roasted malt. Phenomenal aroma.

Taste - Medium creaminess and the maple and chocolate leads the way and then fades to roasted malts. Big flavor here.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is roasted malts, almost woody or smoky. Heavy-medium body with low carbonation. Not at all boozy. Good drinkability.

Overall - Outstanding brew! It was surprising to me that this was not as sweet as I expected since it had maple, but I must have gotten it in my mind that it would be anything like Maple Tripple. Anyway, it turned out to be a good thing, this is a rugged as hell stout, one of the most rugged non-BA stouts I have had so far. Two thumbs up!

JMScowcroft, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

dkw0063, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

JTomczak, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

FeelinSurley, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Hopbully, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

VTBeerTrade, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

DrewGingras, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ehammond1, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

dfhhead25, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

calcnerd, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

SpeedwayJim, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

drewone, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

oriolesfan4, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

bum732, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

1424IpA, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Rau71, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

jbertsch, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

lucas1801, Jul 23, 2013
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
92 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.