Sticky Ale
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
Herb and Spice Beer
4.01 | pDev: 9.48%
Oct 27, 2019
Dec 22, 2013
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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Rated: 4.33 by hopley from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by whatname from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 4 by spw109 from New York

Jan 17, 2016
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Reviewed by lochraneg from New Hampshire

4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.34 by siege06nd from Virginia

Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by billab914 from Virginia

Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by Wayne17 from Texas

Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by SkiBum22 from New York

Apr 08, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Apr 04, 2015
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.7 by cp45 from New Jersey

Mar 15, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by IrishColonial from Texas

Feb 26, 2015
Rated: 3.38 by JMFP from Delaware

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by Kurmaraja from California

Jan 18, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by MattGrimley from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by NHbeerguy from New Hampshire

Dec 27, 2014
Rated: 4.35 by Ohiovania from Ohio

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by mxracercam from Pennsylvania

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by rawfish from California

Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by fthegiants from California

Oct 29, 2014
Rated: 3 by Port_Seat from Washington

Sep 26, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by JCarson410 from Maryland

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Aug 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by doremite from Vermont

Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by beernads from Florida

Jul 24, 2014
Rated: 4 by Lafoo from Vermont

Jul 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by ncaudle from Virginia

Jul 02, 2014
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Reviewed by John_M from Washington

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4 by Kirk from England

Jun 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by jeg518 from Florida

Jun 10, 2014
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Reviewed by lurpy1 from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.75 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina

Jun 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by lunarbrew from Wisconsin

Jun 02, 2014
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.25 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

May 27, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by flipdog0 from North Carolina

May 18, 2014
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Reviewed by SonnyHenry from California

4.98/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
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
Rated: 4 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2014
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 103 ratings