Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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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.
05-01-2012 18:20:46 | More by Treebs
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.
04-23-2012 00:28:38 | More by WanderingFool
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.
04-15-2012 19:40:04 | More by dbrauneis
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.
03-18-2012 14:34:31 | More by Jwale73
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.
02-18-2012 20:06:21 | More by rudzud
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
02-11-2012 04:47:12 | More by Jpwv
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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