Sticky Ale
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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From:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 9.48%
Ratings:
103
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 27, 2019
Added:
Dec 22, 2013
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  8
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: This beauty was created by filling two oak barrels with Lawson's Finest Maple Nipple Ale that had previously held a Maple Bourbon from Saxton's River Distillery in Brattleboro, VT. We patiently waited a year, then blended the oak-aged beer with a small portion of fresh beer. The result is Sticky.
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4.33 by hopley from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2019
 
4.03 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Nov 09, 2016
 
4.18 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Jan 18, 2016
 
4 by spw109 from New York on Jan 17, 2016
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4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Brewed in 2013… poured 9/5/2015

Look: Brown Amber with almost no head
Smell: Syrup and Bourbon right off the bat.
Taste: Sweeter than expected, but an incredibly unique flavor. Maple syrup and Bourbon were the most prevalent
Feel: Light and smooth going down
Overall: Again, sweeter than I thought

Sep 14, 2015
 
3.34 by siege06nd from Virginia on Jun 26, 2015
 
3.64 by billab914 from Virginia on Jun 26, 2015
 
4.15 by Wayne17 from Texas on Jun 23, 2015
 
4.1 by SkiBum22 from New York on Apr 08, 2015
 
4.11 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Apr 04, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

Drinks light. Not too sweet. Has a nice earthy, maple syrup backbone. Some vanilla, caramel and toffee flavors. No real bourbon booze flavor. It's good, but wish it was a bit thicker.

Mar 27, 2015
 
3.7 by cp45 from New Jersey on Mar 15, 2015
 
3.84 by IrishColonial from Texas on Feb 26, 2015
 
3.38 by JMFP from Delaware on Jan 25, 2015
 
4.01 by Kurmaraja from California on Jan 18, 2015
 
4.18 by MattGrimley from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2015
 
4.02 by NHbeerguy from New Hampshire on Dec 27, 2014
 
4.35 by Ohiovania from Ohio on Dec 14, 2014
 
4.25 by mxracercam from Pennsylvania on Nov 10, 2014
 
4.25 by rawfish from California on Nov 04, 2014
 
4.2 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Nov 01, 2014
 
3.5 by fthegiants from California on Oct 29, 2014
 
3 by Port_Seat from Washington on Sep 26, 2014
 
4.25 by JCarson410 from Maryland on Sep 20, 2014
 
4 by Axnjxn from North Carolina on Aug 28, 2014
 
3.75 by doremite from Vermont on Jul 27, 2014
 
4 by beernads from Florida on Jul 24, 2014
 
4 by Lafoo from Vermont on Jul 14, 2014
 
4 by ncaudle from Virginia on Jul 02, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by John_M from Oregon

The beer pours a somewhat hazy, reddish amber color with pretty decent head retention and lacing. Given the description of the beer on the lable, I guess it comes as no surprise that I pick up considereable maple syrup, vanilla, butter toffee and caramel. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this fairly sweet beer, with the vanilla, maple syrup and butter toffee dominating. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with fairly long, fairly sweet finish. Alcohol is pretty well integrated in the flavor profile, with no sense of heat or heaviness on the finish.

Bit of a one dimensional, one trick pony here (in terms of flavor), but still a pretty tasty beer for all that.

Thanks Derek!

Jun 23, 2014
 
4 by Kirk from England on Jun 14, 2014
 
4 by jeg518 from Florida on Jun 10, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by lurpy1 from Minnesota

Thanks to sandman3479 for sending this along. Breaks my Lawson's cherry!

Oh, this was so, so, close to being out of this world. The barrel does a phenomenal job on smell. Woody, breakfast, the maple really comes through. If only it had the same effect on the taste. The maple fades on the tongue. More maple, more barrel please. If we had it, we'd have a world class beer. What remains is pretty good. I would definitely drink this again, but if Lawson's ever turns up the voltage on this guy, I'll be first in line.

Jun 04, 2014
 
3.75 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on Jun 03, 2014
 
4.25 by lunarbrew from Wisconsin on Jun 02, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

375ml bottle poured into a Lawson's snifter 5/31/2014. Thanks Joe.

A- Clear amber-caramel body, half finger white head with fair retention, not a lot of lacing.

S- Wow. Lots of sweet maple syrup, caramel and toffee. A bit one dimensional, but this reminds me of Better Half, but with even more maple character.

F- Maple syrup sweetness, lots of caramel and toffee, some molasses. As in the nose, this is not incredibly complex at all, but what I get here is a solidly delicious maple based beer. Again, reminds me of Better Half. There is even a faint oak presence, which is not surprising as this is Maple Barrel-Aged.

M- Medium body, a bit lower in carbonation but very slick and resinous as I would expect from a beer called "Sticky Ale". This is actually dangerously drinkable as I found myself on more than one occasion drinking this like it was water.

O- Very surprisingly good; surpasses the expectations I had for this. This is very maple barrel forward, and I think this is drinking better than Better Half is right now.

Jun 01, 2014
 
3.25 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut on May 27, 2014
 
4.25 by flipdog0 from North Carolina on May 18, 2014
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4.98/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by SonnyHenry from California

Bourbon, Maple, Chocolate Oh my...

But seriously a fantastic beer that I thoroughly enjoyed from finish to end.

The nose on this baby is so inviting and just draws your soul in. The taste delivers what the nose promised and kept me coming back for another sip until it was unfortunately gone :(

I haven't had a bad offering from Lawson's yet and will continue to seek out their brews!

May 06, 2014
 
4 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania on May 04, 2014
Sticky Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 103 ratings