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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
91
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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 388
Gots: 74 | 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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Khazadum

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-20-2012 02:47:57 | More by Khazadum
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surlytwinsfan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-20-2012 02:17:07 | More by surlytwinsfan
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-16-2012 23:49:12 | More by DSlim71
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle share in Hoboken, NJ.

A: Pours an opaque black (just shy of jet black) in color with some dark brown highlights when held up to the light. The beer has a half finger tall dark tan head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Very light lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is dominated by the dark roasted malts with some dark chocolate and fresh ground coffee. There is a very subtle hint of maple in the smell but I really wish that it was more present.

T: The flavor of the dark roasted and toasted malts with lots of dark chocolate (almost like a candy bar) and just a hint of some coffee bitterness. Overall this beer is sweet and chocolatey but the maple flavor is really lost in this beer.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy.

O: I was really hoping for a greater maple presence in this beer and was slightly disappointed that it was so subtle. The alcohol was not quite as hidden as I had expected, you can definitely detect it in the taste. Definitely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 19:40:04 | More by dbrauneis
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DP34

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-15-2012 16:58:02 | More by DP34
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter. Pours one shade shy of black with no head, just a cluster of bubbles around the edges. Nose expresses dark malts, a significant roasted presence, charcoal and coffee notes. Taste is completely consistent with nose; however, where's the maple? Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with an easy, even carbonation from start to finish - a bit on the light side for the style. Overall, I'm not sure of the hype on this beer; I get zero maple. Alcohol is well-hidden at 10.10% and while it's a decent example of the style, it is not a standout for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 14:34:31 | More by Jwale73
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3Hops

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

03-18-2012 02:17:40 | More by 3Hops
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-09-2012 15:28:33 | More by TheRuss9585
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-05-2012 00:25:47 | More by Massbmx
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claytong

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-21-2012 05:36:42 | More by claytong
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funkel81

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-21-2012 04:57:55 | More by funkel81
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

02-20-2012 23:27:40 | More by ZacharyJ
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-20-2012 02:29:06 | More by ElGallo
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SneezyAchew

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-19-2012 06:57:24 | More by SneezyAchew
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nevins

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

02-18-2012 23:51:27 | More by nevins
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Back in Waterbury Vermont.

A - Poured into a Lawson's Finest tulip a thick deep brown almost black with a one finger creamy mocha head that faded to leave a thin halo and clouding.

S - Aromas of deep chocolate and light coffee with super faint maple notes. Really, this is a nice stout but needs more maple.

T - Very nice dark chocolate here, like a melted candy bar. Rich toasted malts and deep roast. Good slight sweetness and deep chocolate. Not much maple but a shit ton of dark chocolate. Very nice stout.

M - Nice mouthfeel for a big stout. ABV is hidden wonderfully. Super nice and smooth mouthfeel with a light carbonation.

O - Overall this was a very good stout but where's the maple? Really could use more mapleguava but this was delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 20:06:21 | More by rudzud
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-18-2012 19:55:28 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Jpwv

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: one of the best looking stouts I've had. 1-2 finger brown head with, multi size bubbles, reddish hue around the edges. Liquid is dark and opaque.

S: sweetness (must be the maple), dark fruits, roast, chocolate to some degree.

T: initial taste is dark fruit and ends with some roast, slight chocolate and hops or maybe faint coffee.

M: mouthfeel is very good, not world class like Kate or Darkness but very good. Creamy head, overall medium plus mouthfeel.

O: overall better than good beer but not great. Cant say i will seek it out again as it is not readily available but was happy to have tried it. If I could pick it up at Brawleys I'd definitely have it in the rotation.
Maple is not distinct but there is a sweetness that is most likely maple. Maple is not noticeable as it is in CBS.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 04:47:12 | More by Jpwv
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HostelTevere

Vermont

5/5  rDev +22%

02-04-2012 02:18:34 | More by HostelTevere
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-02-2012 16:28:59 | More by DefenCorps
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Michael, served in a snifter of undetermined origin.

Beer is dark brown hazy with a tan head, some lacing but low retention and moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is little woodsy, a little mapley, a little boozy, sweet. Smells good.

Beer is medium in body and the maple comes out the more it warms. Beer is sort of sweet, sort of woody, nice flavors throughout in general. I really enjoy this beer. I'd have it again, this was served along side the bourbon barrel one and this one was as good if not better than the bourbon, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 04:02:17 | More by drabmuh
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

02-01-2012 03:46:40 | More by alalvarez75
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-31-2012 16:06:48 | More by phingdong
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First beer this birthday evening of mine. Poured from a bomber into a Founders snifter.

Pours a very thick, oily black hue with a generous three finger head of soft, mocha foam. A real sight to behold. The nose, on the other hand, is very nondescript and weak. The smell, or lack thereof, is truly the low point of this beer. There's nothing. No maple, vanilla, chocolate...NOTHING. Just a random hop note or two. Weak. The taste makes up for things a bit. This is a prety hoppy stout, all things considered. Mixed in with the hops presence is a good bit of oakiness, and a touch of bourbon. Absent again however, is the maple. I don't know where it is, but I haven't found it anywhere. The mouthfeel steels the show as this is one thick, smooth, creamy SOB. It leaves a tinge of bitterness in it's wake, but nothing unbearable. Overall, this is a very solid stout, but I don't anticipate myself going out of my way to acquire it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 02:11:53 | More by Retail1LO
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had Fayston Maple Imperial Stout while sitting in front of the fire and looking up at the mountain at the pub at Mad River Glenn; great place to have a beer, and a good tap selection. As for the beer, the body was opaque and very dark brown. The head was a thin, solid-looking line that is dark brown in color. Retention and lacing are both OK.

The aroma has a little bit of sweet molasses in it, with toffee and caramel as well. A little bit of chocolate comes through, as well as roasted malts.

The maple is noticeable, but it certainly isn't extremely strong or overpowering. Fayston Maple does, however, provide a few nice maple notes and flavors of molasses. Caramel and toffee both make an appearance, as well as chocolate and black patent malt. A good bit of roasted malt comes through as well. The alcohol is well-hidden.

The mouthfeel is nice, with a full body and an average amount of carbonation.

Overall, Fayston Maple is a solid imperial stout that is certainly worth a shot if you can get your hands on it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2012 22:06:55 | More by Hojaminbag
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
91 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.