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

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Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial StoutApple Brandy Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout
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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rodmanfor3 on 11-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
22
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.55
pDev:
4.4%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
5
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of edthehead
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing stout! Beautiful dark brown layering on the pour, and a sticky moist chocolaty Apple maple foam head with good retention. Apple, maple, and chocolate are big on the nose and taste. Apple Brandy upfront, and maple and chocolate on the finish. Good mouthfeel. One of my favorite stouts ever!!

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Photo of jaydoc
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle from 9th Anniversary Party. Poured into Veil glass and allowed to warm.

L: Beer is completely black. Pour results in small light-tan head with just about no retention. Only thing left is a thin tan ring

S: Barrel and apple brandy strong up front. Maple, coffee, roasted malts, spice, and vanilla. A whole lot going on here and the warming most definitely is worth it.

T: Apple brandy still up front on taste, but less dominant, which is good. You still get some of the barrel, plus maple, coffee, roasted malts, spice, vanilla through the palate. Impressively, there is nearly no trace of the ABV. Flavors are pretty soft and rounded in what could have been a "hot" stout.

F: Medium bodied, maybe a tad light for style and ABV, but this appears to be an overall feature of the base stout and less rare for the style than I believed a year ago. A little bit of carbonation, which also helps with the body and drinkability. Very solid construction and balance.

O: Either my taste has developed/matured, or this variant is considerably better than the previous ones I've tried. I hope more brewers consider the apple brandy barrel concept and now I'm kind of sad I traded my other bottle instead of aging (though it was a good trade).

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nickfl
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.91/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjp217
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spoild
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.16/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of earljones199
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mike
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BAsbill
4.42/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

great looking brew, dark pour as youd expect with a fayston variant, caramel head leaves lace sticking to the glass. big brandy soaked apple on the nose, slightly tarte, as well as sweeter notes, vanilla, toasted coconut, roasted malts. sticky chocolate, apple, caramel, toffee, woody notes and brandy on the palate. perfect amount of booze coming through and its an easy drinker for the abv. medium-full mouthfeel, slightly creamy. overall an excellent and interesting version of an already great stout.

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Photo of Beeranator
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells of Apples and roasted malt, appears dark black with a cremated coffee head. Taste s like apple cider the more I drink it. Very good overall.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark pour with medium head

S: Mostly barrel heat and a touch of chocolate.

T: Heavy barrel presence with the base stout poking through. As it warms, the apple flavor softly rounds out the beer.

F: Thinner than what most people desire in a barrel aged stout. A bit more carbonated than necessary.

O: The barrel qualities overshadow the better parts of the base beer. Enjoyable but not the experience one would expect given the name of the beer.

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Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.55 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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