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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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92
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406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 416
Gots: 79 | FT: 7
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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of SourinQns
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DevilsCups
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at both Three Penny Taproom and Prohibition Pig.

A - Super dark black with a nice dark mocha head. Nice lacing.

S - Big chocolate, roast and sweet maple.

T - Same as the nose. Fisrt get hit with the maple sweetness, then the chocolate comes in along with the coffee style roastiness. Great. This is a pretty sweet beer, so if you're turned off by that take note.

M - Great carbonation with a nice silky mouthfeel. Coats nicely.

O - Fantastic stout. Would love to try the other variations.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stakem
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Much gratitude to Kegatron for sharing this with me. This base version was up first before also sampling 2 different barel treatments. A 750ml bottle rediculously numbered 25 of 48. Talk about a limited run of bottles...yikes. The brew appears black in color with a thin line of clarity around the edges. A swirl revives a hearty finger of dark brown back to the suface. Webby patches of lace stick to the glass as the cap collapses.

The aromatics are deceptively sweet smelling like milk chocolate. Some roast and earth are present fading into something more along the lines of tobacco. A mild spicy note is present that blends into a touch of alcohol.

The flavor is super roasty, burnt and bitter almost like tobacco mingled with strong coffee. Plenty of roasted bitterness that seemingly voids any reason to include hops. A noticeable amount of solvent alcohol is present but it integrates very nicely. A minor hint of milky dark chocolate is noted across the back reminescent of what the aroma indicated.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew that is quite dry, roasted and aggressive. It seems thinned out a bit perhaps from the alcohol inclusion and lack of any significant amount of residual sugar. It has a modest amount of carbonation that helps move the flavors across the palate. This is a kickass brew thats worth seeking out. I cant imagine a better base brew thats aggressive like this and lends enough of its own profile to stand up against any form of barrel treatment. Thanks again Heath for sharing!

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
92 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.