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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 394
Gots: 71 | FT: 5
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

whartontallboy, May 26, 2012
Photo of Hopstamon
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%

Serving: 750ml bottle poured in snifter.

I was extremely pleased by the deep rich flavor of this brew. I accompanied it with some imported dark chocolate which really complemented the brew.
It pours a nice rich tan head with strong lacing. Multiple flavors abound---delicious…
Mellow chocolate flavor upfront that lasts to the finish. Half way through a tremendous roasted, charred flavor is integrated. Finishes with a distinct maple, sugared sweetness...not overpowering in any way. Roasted malt character with a considerable chocolate malt backbone. There is noticeable maple sweetness in the background. Rich and roasty with a delicate sweetness.

I will add more of these to my cellar aging quiver... yum... should age nicely.

Hopstamon, May 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ICCULIS, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

leschkie, May 11, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

GrindFatherBob, May 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

MrFootstones, May 03, 2012
Photo of Treebs
3.73/5  rDev -9%

750 ml bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Big thanks to Mike (Gushue3) for the bottle!

A: Pours a black body with browner edges and thin tan head. It recedes to a thin film and ring that leaves some splotchy lace behind.

S: Roasty malts with unsweetened chocolate and just a touch of maple syrup sweetness.

T: The maple is more pronounced in the taste, but it is more sugary and somewhat artificial tasting. The taste still has the roasted malts and chocolate flavors from the nose. Booze is nicely hidden.

M: Medium bodied with a medium to medium carbonation. I was expecting a creamier mouth, but it was very drying in nature.

O: This was a solid stout, but I wish the maple was a tad less artificial and the mouthfeel wasn't so drying. The booze was hidden which was nice. Good, but don't go afte the hype.

Treebs, May 01, 2012
Photo of WanderingFool
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Fayston Maple Imperial Stout pours black into the glass with a small brown head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving behind a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is rich malt with notes of chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. Notes of alcohol are also present.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth and silky with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor is rich and loaded with chocolate, toffee and roast malt. Some dark fruit is also present. It finishes with a mildly bitter pine flavor. Once gone the chocolate and pine lingers on the palate.

A very tasty easy drinking beer. You'd never know it's 10% abv.

WanderingFool, Apr 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Khazadum, Apr 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

surlytwinsfan, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

DSlim71, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

dbrauneis, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

DP34, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Jwale73
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

Jwale73, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

3Hops, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

TheRuss9585, Mar 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Massbmx, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

claytong, Feb 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

funkel81, Feb 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

ZacharyJ, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ElGallo, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

SneezyAchew, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

nevins, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

rudzud, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

GuisseppeFranco, Feb 18, 2012
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
91 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.