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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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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 397
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%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

MattGrimley, May 30, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i love maple, absolutely love it, so this may be a little biased, but this is up there with the best uses of maple i have ever seen in a beer. its just incredible stuff. the label suggests cold weather drinking, and i can see that, but its awfully good in any weather. drlovemd87 shared this bottle, and im real glad he did. chalky dark brown in color, one inch of permanent dark tan head. i smell the maple right away, some two gallon per barrel in there, so no wonder. its sweet and reminds me of springtime when the sap flows back home. the stout it accentuates is brilliant as well, emitting pleasant aromas of dark chocolate, burning lead tobacco, and fresh fudge. its sweet and desserty as it smells, but its not over the top sugar bomb status. its restrained in that way, letting the flavors and not the sugars make the primary contributions. the maple is such a cool finishing touch to a stout this big and bold, it really integrates the elements and smooths it all out with that familiar earthy sweetness. i can see the barrel aged variants of this being elite as well, but for me, its hard to beat a beer like this. its so elegantly put together, to rich but drinkable with its satin texture, and finishing real long with all of my favorite flavors and very little booze. another example of a vermont brewer doing something flawless and unique. this is worth acquiring at basically any price if you havent had it.

StonedTrippin, May 28, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Draft Prohibition Pig, May 23, 2014. Notes taken on cell phone.

A- Midnight, pitch black pour from the tap to a snifter. Motor oily and super thick liquid with a creamy light mocha tan head building to one finger. Decent retention with drizzly webs at the the top and spotty lace below.

S- Charred black malts, molasses, dark raisiny red fruits and an earthy woodsy feel that could be from maple. Some apple yeasty hints coming in too.

T- Dark red fruits open up a lot and some bitter burnt ashy malts come into play. Cherry spicy raisiny pith, bitter dark chocolate, earthy maple wood but no syrupy sweets. Cola hints.

MF- Super thick body with a chewy creamy texture. Carbonation is medium and a dark dry roast bitterness lingers along with alcohol warmth.

A bit more maltiness and less yeast character would bring this up a notch. Just not up to par with the countless great stouts out there.

cbutova, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

MrDave, May 20, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

While there are not truly hints of maple syrup in the aroma or taste, the beer in the front hints of roasted malt, big fudgey chocolate, and a medium plus sweetness. There's a wonderful roasted flavor throughout and cleans up nicely on the end.

This is a full flavored imperial stout and truly one of the best.

dar482, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

DrunkinYogi, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours not quite black. Closer to a very dark brown. The beer also has a brown tinted head. The head recedes slowly.

S-I found there to be some maple in the nose. There was a lot of roasty sweetness and burnt caramel in the nose.

T-Quite sweet. Roast with maple, peanut butter and chocolate. There are some burnt flavors in this beer. It finishes with a moderately bitter roastiness.

M-The heat isn't shy. Body is not super full bud it had a pleasurable overall consistency. Flavors linger.

O-A solid beer for sure.

VelvetExtract, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
91 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.