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Rum Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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4.33/5
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172 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rifugium on 04-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#951
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
172
pDev:
6.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
33
Trade:
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Reviews by lunarbrew:
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

hard to critique a beer this good, i mean, this whole series has just been immaculately delicious and unique, and i am thirsty for more! the rum is hard to stack up next to the maple barrel, which i think is among the best beers ever made. the rum is a little more abrasive, especially in the flavor, and it affects the feel a little too. i love it in the nose, cane sugar and spice with a hot booze content to cut down through the dense dark grains a bit. it really succeeds in the nose there. in the flavor though, the sugar seems like double jeopardy, where the sweet maple is almost taken over by an even sweeter raw rum thing, and i dont like anything that takes away from my maple experience. the booze is intense too, not quite distracting until it warms up, but much more intense than i remember it being in the others. the spice of the rum does do really nice things with the dark roasty base of this, almost a turkish coffee vibe for a second before the booze and the maple rush back. seems a little thinner too, not quite as rich as the maple barrel, not bad, just different. all told, these are some of the very best beers in the world, and comparing them really isnt fair, its more of you have to appreciate each one as an individual, and thats easy to do. thanks to drlovemd87 for making my day with these each time. vermont rules.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Shawner
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevincredible
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a black color with a quickly dissipating off white to tan head that left no lacing. The smell had sweet maple rolling into the subtle sweet milk chocolate and roasty to bitter coffee tones. The taste was semi-sticky sweet through the combination of the maple and the milk chocolate. Boozy heat is mild, but there. Dry milk chocolate aftertaste with a robust semi-sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sticky sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels good allowing the stickiness from the maple hit my tongue nicely, almost cloying, but tame. Overall, really awesome Imperial Stout that I would love to have again.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of boredalready
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ArtZan
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SveNss0N
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mzingie
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Small chocolatey colored head. Smells of nuts, coffee, slight notes of raison. Taste is bold with notes of dark chocolate, sweet malt flavors perfect balance of rum alongside it. Perfect mouthfeel to compliment the taste. This beer is right up there with the best of the world class imperial stouts that have been flourishing in the modern beer world.

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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Rum Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 172 ratings
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