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

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95
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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 536
Gots: 57 | FT: 5
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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4/5  rDev -7%

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gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

yourefragile, May 25, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a 12.7oz bottle

A: Dark brown, thin dark tan head

S: Chocolate, biscuit. Nothing too complex or intense but certainly not bad

T: Chocolate, vanilla, oats, just a touch of maple in the background and a hint of oak. I wouldn't have guessed that this is a maple stout or a barrel aged stout, but the taste is delicious nonetheless.

M: Medium body, appropriately low carb.

O: Really enjoyably stout, tasted more like a non BA stout to me but one that is very well done.

anteater, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

twenty5, May 12, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +0.2%

The beer pours jet black with a thin, dark, tightly packed tan head that settles into a halo around the glass perimeter with minimal lacing (light residual oil). The nose is maple sugar forward, with a slight roastiness, and hint of biting ethanol and oak. Maple also predominates the beer's flavor profile, a slightly nutty brown sugar sweetness that has minimal chocolate or tannic bitterness, and a lingering maple flavor. The mouthfeel has little booze compared to the nose, a silky malt/maple caramel sweetness that doesn't become syrupy/chewy despite minimally carbonation, only a hint of wood, some vanilla, slightly bitter-sweet finish. This beer meets expectations in having a noticeable maple presence on top of a full bodied barrel-aged stout.

ThePorterSorter, May 10, 2014
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EvilAsh, May 06, 2014
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sblanton83, Apr 30, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

SadMachine, Apr 29, 2014
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Maple Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
95 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.