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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
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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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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-17-2013 04:06:50 | More by Gobzilla
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brattleboro, Vermont Brewer's Festival on May 22, 2010. What was up with that pour? It filled the glass with the excitement of a just popped nitro can with a dark brown to black body covered by about four inches of flittering, silky light brown head that took several minutes to diminish. Good things come to those that wait as my nose was greeted with a strong ingredient of chocolate and lighter background of maple syrup. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy while the taste embodied an array of chocolate malts, cocoa, and maple components in a bourbon shield of pleasure. Very nice indeed.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2010 23:28:10 | More by puboflyons
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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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whartontallboy

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-26-2012 21:43:32 | More by whartontallboy
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Prohibition Pig.

A: Opaque black body with a 1/2" of dense brown head. Good retention, decent lace. Intense.

S: Maple, chocolate, coffee: just those three aromas, in that order. Sublime.

T: Intense dark chocolate up front, followed by rich maple, smooth caramel, and a profoundly bitter coffee roast finish. Maple and char are balanced on the aftertaste. Crazy, and good.

M: Lively, creamy, full-bodied. Nice.

O: This was good, but not nearly as impressive as the barrel-aged variants.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2012 22:37:04 | More by woosterbill
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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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maximum12

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to imagineiii for this hefty bottle. I have been enamored of Lawson's efforts involving hops, & I'm a maple syrup freak, so I have high hopes for this one. Here we go. Batch #182, bottle 8 of 96.

Cork clings to the bottle like a baby in breach, but eventually comes free. Poured into two snifters, looks like a slice of liquid midnight pie. Head is off-white, which seems odd. Smell isn't what I expected; roast is strong, touch of chocolate. No syrup. Bummer.

Fayston Maple Imperial Stout is strong in the roast category; it dominates the front, middle, & end of the beer. Mild chocolate, littered with a bit of sweetness, but the maple syrup advertised is absent. It makes me a little weepy. Looking at the reviews I'm baffled. If the maple syrup wasn't littered all over the bottle, I wouldn't have been able to identify it.

Luckily the roast is really, really good. Not harsh, but smooth, warm, & loving. Not a lot of depth to this one, but I don't care. It's delicious. Very good brew, & I'm looking forward to the other two in this kind-of-series.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 03:56:14 | More by maximum12
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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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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-13-2014 18:43:03 | More by DrBier
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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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ehammond1


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-26-2013 21:43:54 | More by ehammond1
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-12-2014 16:45:11 | More by ShemRahBoo
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scottfrie

California

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks a ton Michael! Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a very dark brown, near black, with a thin light brown head that quickly faded to a bubbly collar leaving spotty lace.
S: More smoke than maple. Some sweetness comes through along with roasted malts and marshmallows.
T: Flavors a roasted yet sweet. I get a blend of smoke, sweet maple, marshmallow, roast, caramel, ash, chocolate, burnt and raisin. The finish reminds me of burnt tobacco. I wish there was a bit more maple.
M: Medium-thick body, very smooth mouthfeel, creamy carbonation, well hidden alcohol.
O: Maple has faded. Much more roasted than I was expecting. Flavors are rich though, and the beer drinks very smoothly. Thanks again SneezyAchew.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 18:12:25 | More by scottfrie
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cosmicevan

New York

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Faystons maple imperial stout – very dark, darker very brown almost black. Smell is roasted malts sweetness…a little maple, definitely. Flavor – oh wow, maple, chocolate, roasted malts, this is a quality beer. Delicious fantastic. Yum. The sweetness and maple syrup is a fantastic combination, goes down like golden butter. Beautiful beautiful beer…buttery and yum.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 04:16:55 | More by cosmicevan
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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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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-31-2014 11:48:12 | More by williamjbauer
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -39%

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

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch #80 Bottle 50 of 92 courtesy of MtGoat thanks!

Appearance: Pours an attractive deep chestnut with a 1 finger mocha crown that shows moderate retention and lace.

Smell: Well roasted malt (slightly burnt), lots of nuttiness, and a nice dash of maple syrup over chocolate covered toffee. All of this over an earthy oaky barrel note.

Taste: Some floral hop notes over a nuttiness and coffee segway into a delicious maple from lightly charred barrel note.

Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium bodied and with moderate carbonation that works perfectly. Really nice mouthfeel here in my opinion.

Drinkability: Fantastic. This is a great brew! Another amazing offering from Lawsons.

MAPLE OPS HAND BLEND

50/50 split of
Lawsons Faystons Maple Imperial Stout
2008 Brooklyn Black OPS

Simply Delicious. The maple addition really adds complexity, calms the bourbon a bit, and seems like a great poor mans Canadian Breakfast Stout! Makes me want to blend Faystons with Breakfast Stout next!

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 16:56:04 | More by koopa
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-01-2014 12:39:36 | More by petermethot
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-29-2013 19:54:57 | More by DarthKostrizer
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-15-2012 17:57:47 | More by oldp0rt
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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
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-15-2012 15:01:22 | More by ncaudle
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-26-2014 16:58:11 | More by ADTaber
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-18-2013 14:05:57 | More by stereosforgeeks
Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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