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

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254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 600
Gots: 61 | FT: 7
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Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rochefort10nh on 12-19-2010

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.
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Photo of kingcrowing
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked & caged bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a nice thick oily black color with a very small brown head with some light lacing. Nose is a bit boozy but much more mellow than it originally was. Maple notes are there, but the chocolate and coffee is more upfront.

Taste is sharp, a bit boozy, with a light but clear maple flavor above and beyond re regular maple fayston. Mouthfeel is creamy and thick with appropriately light carbonation. Fantastic!

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Received a pour of this outside of Triple Rock in Berkeley, thanks to gsgolovin & largadeer for being part of that crew. Good black and brown appearance, very small tan head, actually a good amount of lacing from such a small head formation on the top. Wow, what a lovely aroma. Just a massive amount of maple here, lovely. Maple first, mild barrel oak notes afterwards. Throw in some of the usual coffee and chocolate suspects to round out the aroma. It is magnificent.

Taste, more of the same, hides 12% alcohol like its nothing. Perfect blend of maple, not sugary, its au natural, sure some sweetness, but nothing artificial or added type of sweetness, just nice maple goodness. Swearing maple must absorb alcohol, this was so easy to drink. There's hiding the alcohol relative to its existence, and there's just outright making it seem nonexistant. This drinks like a 7% stout, not a 12%. Very mild charring, burnt feel if you look for it, along with vanilla which is actually a little more prominent than the char.

This is pretty much my favorite non Black Tuesday base beer stout made. Loved it. Carbonation was just right. Perfect.

Another thing that really set the beer apart for me was the viscosity. It isn't trying to be the thickest beer, much like FiftyFifty Eclipse, this one does what allows the most flavor to come through in waves, rather than just trying to be the biggest, thickest, this one has touch, finesse. Go ahead and look for the big ol' Shaq's of imperial stouts or whatnot, I'm plenty good with the Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade of imperial stouts.

EDIT: Had another bottle March 2013, wasn't as pungent with the maple, but still very good, still hides that alcohol so well.

Photo of glid02
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Corey - much obliged! Bottle 140 of 180.

Pours black with a one-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of robust roasted malts with equal amounts of dark chocolate, heavy maple syrup, and vanilla. Also present are hints of butterscotch.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as robust. Heavily roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by vanilla and smooth dark chocolate flavors. Midway through the sip maple syrup flavors sweeten things up a bit. The syrup fades out near the end of the sip, allowing the roasted malts, dark chocolate, and hints of oak to carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was a big fan of how balanced this beer was. There was a lot going on but nothing was overpowering. Well worth a shot.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to GoGriz (Cody) for this one. Bottle #43 of 96. Poured from a 187ml nip bottle into a Darkness snifter.

A: Vigorous pour yields a thin, dark, mocha colored film atop an oily, opaque black brew. Lacing is very spotty but with decent cling and incredible legs.

S: Nose is mildy aromatic and very enticing. Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, fudge, maple syrup and roasted malt all in a perfect harmony of sweet and roastiness. At 12%, alcohol is surprisingly subdued in the nose.

T: Opens maple syrup sweetness, chocolate, cocoa powder, and fudge. Roasted malt provides a nice, complementary bitterness towards the middle. Maple barrels take over towards the end and provides some heat. Finish is maple syrup sweetness with a subdued maple and cocoa powder aftertaste.

M: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Oily and silky in the mouth with a slightest twinge of heat. Filmy. Incredibly smooth and dense going down. Finish is accented with a slightly lingering aftertaste.

D: Having had samples of the much touted Founders CBS, this beer is at least on par, if not better. Maple is apparent in this beer but not overwhelming and the chocolate and roasted malt characteristics complement the sweetness perfectly. Feel is absolutely spot on and nose just enticing me to dirnk more and more. At 12%, this one is dangerously drinkable. Definitely worth seeking out.

Photo of Mavajo
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big, big thanks to coreyfmcdonald for sharing at the BSP breakfast beer bash.

Black body with a light brown head. Aroma and taste are exactly as advertised - HUGE maple. It's as if you're frying up maple bacon in the next room. The maple is blended masterfully with coffee/chocolate.

Absolutely fantastic beer. I had this and Founders CBS the same morning. While CBS is a great beer, it couldn't hold a candle to the massive maple in Fayston Maple.

What a treat. Thrilled that I got a chance to try this finally.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a smaller head than the base. Still retains what it had well. Sugary legs on the swirl.

Smell - Buckets of maple. The maple liquor really comes out. Chocolate and really roasty coffee. Less chalky than the base beer.

Taste - Sharp maple liquor flavor up front. Lots of sweet maple. Oaky. Lots of that bitter chocolate and some of that chalkiness.

Mouthfeel - Hotter than the base. Much sweeter. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Better than the base. I love maple. This is pretty intense, but tasty.

Photo of Kegatron
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked & caged bottle into a couple of glasses. Rare batch 175 Bottle # 35/180. Black with a dark mocha head. Rich retention with a good bit of robust spotty lace. The aroma has a huge maple presence, with spicy tobacco notes along the back and some chocolate, vanilla and dark roast mixed in. A green tannic presence hangs on the edges but this isn’t hugely oaky. Maple is strong in the flavor as well, with a hot feel to it from the barrel. Chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, a touch of tobacco and dark roast all make themselves known as well. The roast leaves bitter char in the finish, where it lingers with some burnt barrel character. This full bodied and chewy in the mouth with some silkier undertones. This shows it’s alcohol but isn’t overly hot, just leaving some spicy sweetness back in the mouth. This was certainly tasty and interesting but the maple from the base beer and the barrel (both the maple and vanilla) just got to be a little too much in spots. I did like the overall complexity here though and the drinkability was decent. I’m still glad I sought this one out a while back.

Photo of claaark13
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this a while back form jedwards....not sure exactly when, but I've really been looking forward to it. I've had a tough time fitting it into a tasting, so it looks like it gets split with my wife. Served at 52ish into a HF snifter. Bottle #16/180.

A - Pours black with a dark tan head, rising about an inch and then fades to a thick lacing. Sticks well.

S - Sweet dark malts with some roast. Some of the booze is evident at first. The maple comes out, but not without a bit of investigation.

T - Cocoa, roasted malts, sweetness with a note of heat on the tongue. Finish has a little cocoa, touch of dry oak. The sweet roasted malts seem to dominate, but the cocoa peeking through is what makes this one. I really don't get much of the expected maple, it really just seems to add a perfect amount of sweetness. The aforementioned heat goes away after the 2nd sip, making it easy to forget that 12%.

M - Medium body that feels slightly thicker due to the lower carbonation.

O - This isn't quite like anything I've had. There is a complexity yet balance in the flavor. The (somehow) subdued flavor of the maple seems so appropriate by just providing the sweetness to cover the ABV%. I will be seeking this one out fresh the next time it comes around.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gold wax. Unsure of vintage but assumed to be 2014.

A - Poured a deep inky black with a thin layer of medium brown head that reduced to a ring around the edges of the glass.

S - An intense oak aroma with chocolate fudge, roast, maple syrup and a hint of coffee.

T - Chocolate fudge, sweet molasses and maple syrup, roast and a hint of espresso with a big oak presence throughout. The finish leaves a sweet maple syrup flavour lingering. Enough bitter roast to perfectly balance the sweet maple notes. A beautiful beer.

M - Full body, silky and somewhat creamy. Light carbonation.

Photo of jegross2
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Maple Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids out of Warren, Vermont.

Score: 93

Batch 1, Bottled in December 2010. vintage bottle served in a GLASS and enjoyed on 06/19/13.

Appearance: Pours virtually no head above an inky black body. Minimal lacing and retention. Has some oily legs. 3.75/5

Smell: Lots of oaky vanilla, maple, chocolate and some roast. Smells a bit sweet, nothing complex. Better integration as it warms up. 3.75/5

Taste: Chocolate, maple and lots of roast. Vanilla too, which is more pronounced on the back half than upfront. Raw unsweetened chocolate flavor in the finish. I love how there is a nice medley of "sweet flavors" that are not sweet. Quite drinkable. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, low carbonation. The flavors that hit you are initially sweet, but then a roasty bitteness takes over and balances the sweetness just right. This makes for an interesting mouthfeel, as it gets the palate quite dry. No residual sweetness. The dryness borderlines on chalky at points, but I like that a lot. Reminds me of The Count in that regard. 4.5/5

Overall: The nose was better in batch 2, but the taste here is so much better. The bitter dryness and roastiness is done just nice, and the lack of residual sugar makes this an excellent beer to drink more than a few ounces of. Gets better as it warms up, and the nose integrates better.

Cost: ??? for a 750 ml bottle.

Photo of jmarsh123
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a very thin dark brown head fading immediately. Little lacing.

Dark chocolate, cocoa and some molasses perhaps in the aroma. Some roasted malts in the background. I get no maple in the aroma.

Flavor opens up with some dark chocolate and molasses. Some barrel notes come through with some vanilla. Light roasted notes throughout. Fairly sweet although I get no maple.

Full bodied. Chewy and very thick and viscous. By far the best aspect of the beer.

Disappointed by this one. Not mad by any means, but there are much better things out there that don't cost as much in trade for. The mouthfeel brought it up to be enjoyable, but still let down that I got no maple at all from this.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thick dark brown liquid, essentially black with no light penetration what so ever. Rich deep, and thick chocolate colored lace then formed on the top of it to a height of around two inches before finally settling down onto a pillow if tan

rich and sweet, the first notes to hit me were a nice sweet milk chocolate, lactose, and a nice burnt caramel aroma. Very sweet, with hints of coffee throughout. A nice mixture of roasted malts, and not overly heavy. No, hint of the alcohol in it at all which was very nice. lots of very sweet woody notes now coming through, bourbon like flavor Rich milk chocolate, molasses and vanilla hints were the first right out of the gate. Very sweet with lots of lactose sugar like flavors coming in, probably from the oatmeal. A slight warming on the back of the throat, but other then that there was literally no hint of the alcohol what so ever. Really a fine quality stout here. Nice dry touches in the finish capped it off well and left a long lingering sweet coffee like taste in the mouth.

Photo of largadeer
3.23/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pitch black body with impressive viscosity, minimal head formation. Nose has quite a bit of boozy bourbon, vanilla and sugary maple syrup, along with ashy, burnt malt and a touch of cocoa. Booze is very noticeable but not hugely detracting. Palate is very ashy and burnt - can't say I'm a fan of the base beer here, but the maple bourbon barrel does a lot to balance the acrid malt character. There's a good amount of sweetness, in the form of both maple syrup and vanilla. The finish leans toward flavors of licorice and oak, with a blast of burnt bitterness and booze. I enjoy the barrel flavors here, but the base beer isn't to my liking at all.

Photo of metter98
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color, only traces of red apper near the far edges of the glass when it s held up to a bright white light. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that left a ring of large bubbles areound the edge of the glass and wispy lacing across the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of licorice in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of licorice and dark malts along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Hints of maple are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the alate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: This beer definitely tastes like it is a little strong, but hides its alcohol relatively well.

Photo of baconsausage
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sean graciously donated this for the Three Penny Earth Day clean-up in the park. Thanks Sean!

Wow. if that is all I could write, I would. Pours like a big stout should, with a thin light tan head. Nose is all boozy maple and sweet roasted malts. Maple is all over this, the nose, the taste, the finish. A little boozy, but I like that in a barrel aged beer. Smooth and creamy mouth feel, round and a little hot. I would age this for an other year. Exceptional beer all around.

Photo of oline73
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. I was lucky enough to have this along side the other three versions.

The beer pours a dark brown, almost black color with a layer of off white head. The smell is sweeter than the regular version. I'm also getting some roast and mild alcohol. The taste is also sweeter with more heat than the regular version. I'm getting some maple syrup and dark fruit. The finish has a roasty component to it along with some alcohol heat.

Photo of beerdrifter
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black pour with a gorgeous two finger dark caramel head with great retention and lacing. The nose is sweet and roasty with hints of dark chocolate, subtle hops, toffee, vanilla, booze, but almost no evidence of maple. The taste is really roasty with more smoke than expected along with hints of espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, and once again, almost no trace of maple. The mouthfeel is thick and mouth-coating with a bittersweet, somewhat dry finish. Overall this was highly disappointing. I searched and found virtually no maple in this beer. At best, it's an average barrel-aged stout.

Photo of KevSal
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pleasant mishap led this bad boy my way. Thanks to johnking for making the trade with me and thecaptain99 for getting the trade together haha! I thought these came in 750s, this one is in a 375ml. Perfect size to crack it a late Friday after working 70 hours this week watching Flight.

Poured into a tulip, not sure the vintage of this guy.

A- wow this one looks absolutely amazing! Super dark with a nice thick brown head. This one looks like hunaphu! Viscous

S- smell is a little more subdue than I was hoping for.roastyness and sweetness up front. More sweetness follows.

T- wow this one is roasty! A ton more roasty than I was expecting from a maple barrel beer. Lots of roasty chocolate, followed by the maple. Sweetness comes in thick on the back end. Different than I was expecting. Tasty stuff for sure, better than the nose.

M- very nice, not as thick as the appearance leads you to believe. Slightly fluffy and rich. No alch on this guy at all

O- the more I drink it the more I'm liking this and the less I like Vermont haha. This is good stuff. I coukd drink this all day.I'd love to try it again, thank you John for letting this one come my way, I appreciate it! I'd love to try more lawstons, this is my second encounter with them, and this one really delivered

Flight is getting good!

Photo of commis
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got me a nip. Thanks Tcassell1. You're a whore, though.

It's black. A touch of deep brown at the edge. The head rises quickly and holds well throughout. and is a light mocha with yellow accents. Lighter than most stouts this big.
Coffee is the dominant aroma that I'm picking up. Second fiddle to that is the maple which is much more subtle than I expected but that's a good thing in my opinion. This reminds me of a diner. Pancakes and coffee. I like it.

Tastes more like stout than it smells. The maple gives it some depth but I still am finding it a bit one dimensional. I feel like it needs just a tiny bit more of some type of caramel malt to provide another dynamic. The alcohol is very well hidden in this beer and I appreciate that. 12% can get out of hand without the proper know-how, and this beer displays this well. Just the right amount of booze. I just keep hoping for more layers as it warms and I'm not getting it. Very good but not a legend.

Feels near perfect. Right on the money with the viscosity and carbonation. Slightly tannic, and it plays well with the sticky-ness of it as it reaches temps of 60ish.

I had no issue whatsoever drinking most of my 6.3oz nip with a few sips to my fiance. I could drink three nips if I had them, and I think that over the course of a two hours I could drink a 750 of this. High marks for drinkablity in an Imperial stout of 12%.

EDIT: Just had a full 750 of this and marked it up in taste, as I found the 'layers' I was looking for. This really opens up a lot over an hour and I suggest to those who open a 187 nip of this that you allow it to sit more a full 20 minutes before your first sip.

Photo of SadMachine
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A- Pours a thick black with a half-finger of dark tan head. It leaves a minimal amount of lacing.

S- The aroma is a bit sweet and metallic when cold. A good bit of dark roasted malt and dark chocolate. Some oak tannins and a touch of tartness. A hint of maple on the end.

T- The flavor is a lot of the same. A whole lot of oak, the same metallic notes from the nose, and a touch of tartness. The chocolate and maple are there, but a bit muted. It's still quite tasty.

M- The mouth feel is medium, with limited carbonation, and a dry/vinous finish.

O- This is a very solid imperial stout, but it is a bit disappointing considering what I was expecting from Lawson's.

Photo of rpstevens
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 187ml bottle into my Dogfish Head signature glass. An aggressive pour yields a very thin mocha cap on top of a pitch black beer. There are sheets of spotty, oily lacing left on the walls of the glass with each swirl.

The smell is definitely the best part of this beer. A big blast of roasted malts and dark bitter chocolate lead the charge, which is unexpected. Beyond the initial bitter notes there is a caramel, vanilla and alcohol sweetness followed by a robust maple characteristic. The sweetness meets my expectations perfectly, and is held back by the roasty malts, bitter dark chocolate and the well-incorporated barrel components.

The flavor is a bit more muddled than the nose, as the maple and alcohol kind of takeover the roasted malt and dark chocolate notes. The sweet vanilla, caramel and booze are present throughout, complementing the maple nicely. The flavors are really helped along by the barrel component of this beer, as the wood and oak flavors help to balance the sweetness. The finish is nice dry maple complimented by a slight, welcome, alcohol burn.

The beer is lightly carbonated and has a nice full body. The alcohol is present throughout, but not overpowering in the least. This one is a sipper for sure, but that's to be expected from a 12% imperial stout.

The brewer recommended laying this one down for 9 months or more, and I can't wait to try it with some age. I think this one is a bit too hot but will go from a really good beer, to a great one over time. Another well done beer from Lawson's.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque (yet clear) extremely dark black in color with some dark amber and brown highlights along with just the slightest hint of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy dark mocha head that quickly reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass and a very small very thin patch in the center of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some notes of chocolate/cocoa, brown sugar, and maple oakiness - light hints of butter and some booze.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of roasted dark malts and cocoa/dark chocolate - there are some interesting smokey notes to this one that were unexpected. The maple starts out pretty subtle but intensifies as the beer warms, there are also quite a lot of notes of oak, butter, and vanilla. Just a touch of booze in the finish over the top of some light bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light notes of alcohol heat towards the finish.

O: The maple aspects were a little more subtle in this beer than i expected at first but as the beer warms the maple makes it's presence more well known. The alcohol is present in this beer but it is still a very enjoyable sipping beer. Quite nice complexity to the smell and taste.

Photo of jlindros
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Tom P for sharing.

Dark small fizzy head, pitch black,

N dark chocolate stout, little maple sweetness, little vanilla barrel, hint earthy hop

T super dark choc, fudge with some maple, vanilla barrel, little booze, earthy hops, actually gets pretty hot, little creamy oat velvety, mocha little dark malt and caramel.

M fairly hot and little creamy velvety, decent carb, full bod.

Photo of Rifugium
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally was able to snag this one. 375ml bottle, gold wax. Poured into a Farm House tulip. Opaque black in color, with a full two fingers of lush, dark brown head, which sank to a thick layer and held there, lacing the glass nicely. Big aroma of caramel, milk chocolate, moderately roasty malts, honey, maple, oak. This was easily the best Fayston stout I've had so far. Taste reminiscent of chocolate-chip pancakes, giving way to a more coffee-like roastiness, lending a moderately bitter aftertaste, notes of charred oak, sugary maple, and a slight kick of fusel alcohol. Body was on the heavier side of medium, might as well just call it full, mouthfeel was smooth and luscious, even with being slightly thinned out by booziness. Great brew overall; I'm saving my other bottles, looking forward to opening one next time I have a bad day.

Photo of AgentZero
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A round of applause to avalon68 for hitting this big want of mine in the WW5 BIF.

A - Black colored beer with a mocha head that left some spots and strings on the sides.

S - Huge butter smell with some green wood, maple, roasted malts, a little booze. Pretty unique smell, and I really like the oak and maple blend.

T - Taste is a lot like the smell, with butter, green wood, maple leading off the taste on top of some roasted malts. It's almost entirely unique, and pretty awesome. This blending of flavors is kind of hard to describe, but it's good and I want more of it.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, a little creamy.

O - I found this beer to be awesome. As MasterSki put it in an earlier review, it does remind me a little of Good King Henry Special Reserve. Perfect combination of maple and butter. It's just a touch hot, but still amazing, will only get better with time I imagine.

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Maple Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
95 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.