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

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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 522
Gots: 61 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% 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: Rochefort10nh on 12-19-2010)
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to HFS Sniffer

A: very dark brow in color like a cup of black coffee. It has no head there is not even a slight lacing around top. It is completely opaque about as dark as it can get in that regard, quite thick as well definitely motor oil status on a sluggish pour.

S:Rich and chocholately in smell you can definitely smell the maple syrup/barrell effects however that being said there is more then a hint of alcohol in there two though it is not overpowering from the other smell.

T: Wow so it is a lot like the nose in that there is a lot of rich chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla but not in that there is no alcohol that is impressive considering 11% is pretty high abv. Outside of the chocolate you can definitely taste the maple with syrupy sweetness it really balances the taste and makes it really drinkable for its feel and abv.

M: The feel is thick, chewy (toffee like) and syrupy there is basically no carbonation it does go down easily despite how heavy it is. If you like your stouts like chocolate syrup this is right up your ally I enjoy it but its not perfect.

O:I really like this beer another amazing stout from Lawson's and I think this is the best of the three. The bourbon barrel one has great flavor but it a little more overwhelming the maple barrel brings out the maple much more so and makes it smoother and richer in flavor in feel from the standard version. I am really impressed and I highly recommend this beer if your lucky enough to get your hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 03:32:27 | More by Pinknuggets
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Maple Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
95 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.