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Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout

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204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 407
Gots: 46 | FT: 4
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: kingcrowing on 07-16-2010

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-deep black with a great tan head that stick around for awhile.

S-Big sweet bourbon with a hint of the sweetness coming from the maple. Little bit of smokiness

T-Amazing. Evrything you would expect from the name. Bourbon, maple, smoke. Delicious

M-Medium body and very smooth. Should be a 4.75 so I balanced it out with the overall

O-Great beer

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured directly from a bourbon barrel cask into a tulip at The Farmhouse with rfc2323, huge thanks to both Sean and Chad for making this happen!

Pours a very dark inky black color with a nice deep brown head that's fairly small but lingers all the way through. Nose is very strong with bourbon, as you'd expect but it's even more intense than the regular version. There's some chocolate and burnt coffee notes as well.

Taste is just phenomenal, butting it back in this bourbon barrel cask mellowed it out a lot, the hotness that was in it early on has become much more subdued, especially as it warms. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy with light carbonation that makes it almost too easy to drink.

It was super unique to have it poured this way and was very well done. Looking forward to more beers served this way!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I didn't expect to have the opportunity to enjoy this, thanks to FooFaa for sharing! enjoyed from the 750 in a tulip.

The color is black oily sludge with a shiny black opaque color and thick medium tan cap rides it with a tight bead. This has a great amount of retention for the strength and just looks great as it is poured with a viscous thick look. The smell wafts up in a way I was not prepared for with a potent pungent maple and bourbon combination -the maple is so intense you get the distinct impression this is a meaty beer with some smoke and wood joining in.The mild vanilla character from the bourbon barrel brings a lot with some cocoa tagging along for good measure. All in all it has so much pleasant sweet yet still has a substantial solid malt base to work as the canvas for the maple and bourbon goodness to adhere to. The feel is thick and viscous not subtle with the strength of a bourbon aged beer apparent yet it all falls in place with some creamy and slight sweet tinges backing with mild woody tannin and drying elements from the booze, but all in all a meal in a glass with chewiness very few can rival.

The Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout is everything I expected and more with rich roasted creamy and sweet chocolate malt blended with ample maple syrup flavor. The wood presence is deep with plenty of Bourbon making it particularly obvious what kind of barrel treatment the stout underwent. The great thing is that doesn't hold back any of the other elements which are very apparent -cocoa, toffee, coffee, vanilla and some mild earthy flavors which accent the wood and bourbon. The mild caramel in the background adds to the flavor providing some sweetness and balancing the drying and taste of alcohol. The maple presence is huge in this, so if you don't like the flavor of Maple syrup you probably won't be as into it as I am. I like the toasted flavors which blend and the combination of maple and bourbon is a match made in Heaven in my opinion. Overall possibly one of the best Stouts I have had with so much bourbon character and more maple than I though possible while still retaining the flavor of a seriously great base stout, One of the best maple/bourbon beers out there, thanks again Dan!

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Another thanks to jh1982 for breaking this out a few weeks back. Sturdy dark brown pour, not much head to it. Smells indeed of maple syrup. Neat.

Taste, chewy, amazed how the alcohol is barely even noticeable. Great low sugar sweetness, more of it from the viscous body of the beer. No hopping evident. Just a smooth ass beer. Mild accent of vanilla and oak. Strong notes of chocolate. Bourbon stays in the background, thereby allowing the smoothness without the alcohol heat.

Carbonation was just right, allowing the beer to not resonate too heavily. Love how it did all the standard barrel things just right, and then threw in its own little niche (maple) done oh so well. I'll add the bottle # before I shoot it up high on Beer Mountain.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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