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Toast - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 20
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: claytong on 02-23-2013)
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-04-2013 00:20:54 | More by djrn2
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-09-2013 12:36:52 | More by Thorpe429
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-01-2013 23:54:50 | More by acurtis
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a dark brown color, basically black with a light tan head on top. The lacing is pretty good and the retention is pretty good also. The smell of the beer has a really good balance of the roasted malts and the big hops in there also. The taste of the beer is like the nose, nice roasted chocolate flavors up front followed quickly by a rush of piney hops finishing this one off. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth, light and drinkable despite the color. Overall it's a good black ale, I'd say it's worth trying if you see it but its not one that is a must have.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 03:10:38 | More by Knapp85
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-14-2013 01:11:30 | More by drabmuh
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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tap at black back pub in Waterbury.

Nice creamy bubbly off white 1 finger head fades fairly slowly lots of lacing, super dark almost pitch black beer.

Nose has some light musty resinous hops, little citrus and hint tropical fruit, some pine as well. Then faint dark malts, hint of cocoa, dark caramel, creamy.

Taste starts with creamy black malts, no real roast but hint of chocolate, creamy chocolate, fluffy nougat and caramel. Then hops galore, slight earthy and piney hops, light citrus fruits, and some musty resinous fresh hop flavors. Oily resinous hops coat the mouth and slam the faint barely detectable dark malts. Finish is sticky semi sweet but drier, long lingering piney earthy hops, light resins and hop oils coating the mouth, and very light dark malts.

Mouth is med bodied creamy, fluffy nice carb, quite oily.

Overall OK, but nothing fancy. It's a nice beer but the style just doesn't do it for me. Piney citrus and resinous oily hops clash with what you can barely detect for dark malts, at least there isn't roast, but still not quite my style of beer, but for the style this is done well. The lack of roast is helpful in making this at least quaffable, but the oily resinous hops destroy any possible malt backbone that is lacking too much overall.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 15:07:22 | More by jlindros
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-18-2013 07:14:33 | More by beernads
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District of Columbia

3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle served in a Lawson's tulip. Thanks Thorpe.

Pours a clear dark brown with ruby tinges and bubbly light tan head. Aroma has a slight citrus bitterness but is predominantly ashy roast malt and pine. Slightly sweeter flavor than nose, roast and toasted malt, citrus rind and a finish of pine hops and ash. Medium thick with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 20:57:44 | More by yourefragile
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-15-2013 18:10:41 | More by InspectorBob
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-16-2013 09:56:55 | More by Kelp
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-12-2014 13:49:10 | More by sendbeer
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-08-2013 01:19:22 | More by tobelerone
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3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 4.12.13

A - Pours a super dark brown with a smaller dark tan fine head with good retention.

S - Strong hoppy pine, subtle citrus and very subtle roasted malts.

T - Roasted malts with a strong pine finish.

D - Good carbontaion with a medium body.

O - I know we created this styly in the NW, but I still don't love it. Solid attempt.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 04:03:59 | More by HuskyinPDX
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2.96/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Not quite black. Thick off white head. Retains for a long time. Nice lacing.

Smell - Grassy hop. Roasty. Smells nice.

Taste - Way downhill here. Hoppy, but thin, bitter, and grainy. Roastiness very strong, but really intense in every disappointing flavor.

Mouthfeel - Bitter and thin. Well carbonated.

Overall - A second disappointing beer from Lawson's on the night. What the hell.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 00:57:45 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-03-2013 16:41:33 | More by chippo33
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-12-2013 20:25:46 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Black Back pub in Waterbury, VT.

A - Poured into a tulip a deep dark brown almost black with a good two finger mocha head that faded to leave nice lacing and solid blanket. Very good retention for a black ipa.

S - Aromas are more ipa than black. Nice pine aromas here, very hop heavy with hardly any chocolate or roast. Hmmm....

T - Taste is a bit more balanced. Very piny and resinous here with minimal roast notes. Its there, faintly but not as balanced as your typical black ipa. Lighter roast on the finish cancels out the typical bitterness though.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty solid for the style. Nicely carbonated and super drinkable.

O - Overall this could be a bit more roasty. Definitely more ipa than black, whichever for me is a shame as I love the merger of roast/chocolate and hops. Still, was tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2013 21:26:37 | More by rudzud
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-24-2013 03:43:32 | More by EgadBananas
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New York

3/5  rDev -25.6%

05-07-2013 18:24:01 | More by BGsWo22
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-13-2013 14:26:47 | More by Holland
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-09-2013 04:14:19 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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3.13/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Vermont tap takeover at Hop & Vine in Portland, OR

A: Dark brown, cola colored with a tan head

S: Roasty aromas with mild herbal notes

T: Heavy roast flavor bordering on burnt

M: High carbonation, medium body

O: This is not my preferred point on the Black IPA spectrum. I'd like more hops and less roast.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 00:36:00 | More by kscaldef
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to MJC8719 for this super sweet extra! enjoyed from a lawson's tulip.

a - brew poured a watery black with an ipa head. head had a cream colored, almost grey head which hung out forever and left clingy lacing.

s - roasted malt with a smoothed over hopping.

t - nice citric piney hops with good roasted black malt. has a nice base water taste.

m - bitter finish. nice roast, fairly creamy.

o - overall, black ipa is an odd style for me. while i love roasted beers in the stout and porter family and great ipas, crossing the two is odd...but that being said, i dug this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 02:29:00 | More by cosmicevan
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-10-2013 22:07:27 | More by ZEB89
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-10-2013 11:48:12 | More by Hanzo
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Toast from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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