Standish | Mayflower Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 45
Photo of h4ger
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz. Bottle packaged September 2015
Pours a black color with a thin tan head that disperses quickly with nice lacing.
Smells of roasted malts dark chocolate, and dark fruit .
Taste is a bit sweet up front with a nice roasted aftertaste .
Feel is medium bodied with a nice alcohol warmth to it.
Another solid brew from Mayflower. Shame they do not make it anymore, I'm going to see if they have any left where I got it.

 421 characters

Photo of Flounder57
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: The beer poured a dmall mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted, toasted, biscuity, milk chocolate, caramel, molasses, vanilla, licorice, milk chocolate, caramel, a little ash, and warm boozy alcohol.

Taste: Just like the aroma. So flavorful smooth and delicious. Everything blends well together. Light bitterness, light chewy notes, and warm boozy alcohol in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, a little chewy, a little bitterness, medium carbonation, and warm alcohol.

Overall: Got to say that this beer grew on me with every sip. Enjoyable and delicious. I look forward to more of this till its gone for the season.

 849 characters

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle ($2.99) into a tulip glass:

Appearance: totally black in color, with small twinges of dark brown on the edges of the glass when swirled. Semi-thick tan head, which lingers for a couple minutes before dissipating. Not too much lace.

Aroma: lots of roasted character, with chocolate and dark chocolate primarily being the result. Smells slightly bitter.

Taste: very, very yummy. Layers of roastiness and chocolate, with minor notes of almond and nuttiness evident as well. Complex and delicious.

Feel: viscous and thick, though not as much as some imperials. I'd say it is comparable in body to Old Rasputin or maybe Wootstout. LIght on the carbonation, with a lingering roast.

Overall: one of the more unheralded yummy stouts. Available cheaply, in 12oz servings, with solid flavor means I'll be getting more of these for sure.

 858 characters

Photo of keithmurray
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - very dark brown nearly black body with tan head

Smell - molasses, roasted malts, dark chocolate, black licorice

Taste - molasses bomb upfront, also notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, black licorice

mouthfeel - full bodied, viscous, medium carbonation, molasses is dominant upfront, roasted feel in the back end

Overall - good beer that drinks to me like a lighter version of Bell's Expedition. Worth a try

Price Point - $3.99/12 oz single

 462 characters

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a snifter and treated as a Russian Imperial Stout.
The appearance was a black color with a one finger tan foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Light clingy lacing runs down the glass.
The smell starts off with thick luscious milk chocolate running into some dark chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla.
The taste was mainly sweet with the milk chocolate taking the lead over the dark chocolate and dark fruits. Still they both make a nice effort to amplify the character of the flavor. There's a dry roasty aftertaste running into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation seems to run fairly light allowing the chocolate to hit smooth yet dry, honestly, it feels real nice.
Overall, to me, I think this is more of a Russian Imperial Stout than an American Double/Imperial Stout due to the fact that there's a little less hops than expected. Think Old Rasputin compared to Storm King, this one leans towards Old Rasputin. Still, I'd have again.

 1,025 characters

Photo of jdhilt
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and Medium-heavy bodied. Baked chocolate nose and flavor is roasted-burnt chocolate, light bitter finish. Higher ABV totally hidden. $2.19 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

 315 characters

Photo of tigg924
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at Flynn's Cedarville. Pours opaque, dark brown with 1/4 inch head. Taste is deep roasted malt, coffee, and char. Above average and solid imperial stout. I prefer several others in the style, but would not pass this one up.

 240 characters

Photo of Roguer
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, nutty, very dark brown, topped by a modest mocha-colored head. Decent retention, oily sheen, and a very nice amount of lacing.

Roasty and slightly sweet aroma. Dark fruit and grapes, cocoa, and coffee. Nothing specifically amazing, but a very solid stout aroma overall.

Dark, roasty, and smooth on the palate, with a nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Coffee and cocoa, roasted barley, and a slightly fruity sweetness - grapes, bananas, and prunes. Great balance.

Full bodied, but not as thick as some of the bigger imperial stouts out there. Slightly cloying, with a touch of alcohol heat and effervescence.

 637 characters

Photo of SABERG
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated September 2015 into a modified tulip glass.
A - No visible light passes through, deepest dark, boundary layer supports, a creamy tan 1" cap.
S - Medium roast malts, light cocoa, dark cherry, and broad leaf tobacco, drying.
T - Cocoa, toffee, and wonderful dark fruit notes set this up, a thread of medium roast malts runs
through the experience.
F - A round feel, oats maybe, slightly thin in body, a bit sweet to start, ending with a dazzling long linger. Like tomorrow long, of medium malts and aged dark fruit.
O - A wonderful offering, from Mayflower, this series has only produced gems.
Cheers all

 632 characters

Photo of AirBob
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

About two fingers of light brown head with small, fine, tight bubbles. Reduces to a little less than one finger. Deep black body. Excellent lacing.

Light notes of bakers chocolate. Dark fruit - raisin.

Follows the nose but with way more depth. Generic roasted malt notes quickly shifts to deep, sweet dark fruit. Underlying light roasted coffee. Finish is intensely roasty with bitter dark chocolate and a bit of leather.

Medium body and carbonation. A little thin for the style.

Balances the line between a quad and stout. The dark fruit and slight leather, without the distinctive belgian yeast notes. Roasty and bitter, but a lighter than expected body.

 671 characters

Photo of brureview
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque jet dark chocolate color with a 1F head in a snifter.

A strong fruit, dark roasted malt aroma.

The taste is mostly roasted malt with a sharp, bitter finish.

Warming brings out more fruit in the aroma chocolate in the taste, and a smoother body.

Another excellent from the Mayflower Cooper series. The aroma lingers in this beer, and the roasted malt adds a strong character not usually tasted in IS.

 421 characters

Photo of WunderLlama
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into chalice

Black liquid, one finger taupe foam cap settles into a solid taupe ring

Aroma of roast malts, dark fruits, licorice

Sweet roast malt on the back of the tongue,

Smooth, medium sudsing, medium to medium full body, a whisper of alcohol on the finish,

Good imperial stout, local & fresh!

 319 characters

Standish from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 45 ratings