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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
91
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350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 384
Gots: 73 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 17:27:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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cbutova

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2014 23:34:28 | More by cbutova
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Billquirk

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-26-2014 04:55:00 | More by Billquirk
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VTEno17

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-22-2014 01:16:06 | More by VTEno17
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Skunkdrool

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

05-20-2014 19:34:49 | More by Skunkdrool
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MrDave

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

05-20-2014 15:07:34 | More by MrDave
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dar482

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 05:13:06 | More by dar482
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-11-2014 02:39:32 | More by DrunkinYogi
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tun

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

05-04-2014 02:39:41 | More by tun
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ari32

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

05-02-2014 20:02:28 | More by ari32
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MRVermont

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22%

04-30-2014 21:31:55 | More by MRVermont
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-27-2014 00:37:29 | More by Rekrule
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 15:21:16 | More by VelvetExtract
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Heady978

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-22-2014 12:05:20 | More by Heady978
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-21-2014 22:12:23 | More by MacQ32
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -39%

04-15-2014 00:11:20 | More by thegerm87
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -75.6%

04-11-2014 12:15:29 | More by ThatsThatDude
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sneth019

Maryland

5/5  rDev +22%

04-10-2014 12:24:27 | More by sneth019
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-02-2014 15:16:40 | More by CTJman
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-31-2014 01:23:07 | More by enelson
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-29-2014 05:15:43 | More by lonewolfcry
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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-28-2014 14:48:26 | More by josephwa
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-28-2014 05:36:00 | More by egrace84
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-28-2014 00:08:51 | More by Duff27
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.8%

03-24-2014 02:19:39 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
91 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.