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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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422 Ratings
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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 437
Gots: 82 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Missed the 4/10/13 Maple Beer event @ Farmhouse that featured this elixir, but a friend had archived one of the monster 23.4 oz bombers and shared it in exchange with some Lawson's Double Sunshine that I have been scoring.

Lawson's has the knack for brewing small batches of hand crafted and hand bottled beer that really scratches the itch for top shelf quality: it is indeed a privilege to have access to their amazing liquids.

Fayston Maple Imperial Stout pours a deep, deep brown that is not quite as black as their "Toast" variety (Black IPA), but a close second. The small tan head can be revived with a bit of swishing around in the glass, and the chocolaty nose has some roasted malts in there with just a hint of Vermont maple syrup in the background. Smells delicious!

The taste is an extension of the inviting aroma:sort of heavy in character, but coating your palate with a slight coffee roastiness that is balanced by a tremendous chocolate flavor, and just a touch of the boiled sap in the finish (which is slightly on the sweet side, but in a gourmet fashion).

Extremely inviting and drinkable, with a touch of booze in there that fits right in with the overall balance. Top of the shelf maple brew that is criminally hard to get your hands on!

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The beer pours a dark brown, almost black color with a layer of tan head. The smell is a little bit sweet with a nice roast quality. There is more roast in the taste than there was a smell. I would swear there is a wood aged quality to this beer. I'm getting a mild maple syrup note behind the roasted malt. While the roast dominates, the beer still has enough balance for me. The body is on the thick side with a good amount of carbonation and a finish that is super dry.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- pours like motor oil with a 2 finger dark cola head. Some blotches of lacing remains on the glass.

S- molasses, roast, some ash, some sweetness in there as well.

T- dark chocolate, maple syrup, roasted malts, some oak, bitter pine and ash.

M- full body and medium carbonation. Creamy with light acidity at the finish.

O- very good RIS. Big roast and ash with some light sweetness from the maple syrup.

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A: Poured jet black, sordove sluggish on the pour. It yields a tannish head with good retention, some lacing present after a few sips

S: Big, sweet, sticky maple. Roasted notes, coffee, chocolate and a little booze stings the nostrils

T: My oh my, sweet decadence upfront with a barrage of sticky sweet maple, choclate blend, a little booze sting on this. Coffee is underlying but gives way to the roastiness, maple and chocolate which dominates this beer start to finish.The finish is oh so tasty, sticky and sweet

M: Big bodied, well carbonated but it leaned a little low which is ok for me and this style, it helped the beer feel, full, decadent and sweeter to me

O: Dynomite!

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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
92 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.