Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A huge, rich, and strong stout brewed with a maple twist. Designed to keep you warm on sub-zero nights and for sipping with a fine meal or dessert.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
533
Reviews:
96
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
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490
Gots:
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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.54/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

maybe im a little tainted by trying some of the excellent variants such as coffee & apple brandy, but i was sort of let down by this beer - although expectations were high. its got notes of dark roasted and burnt malts, hint of smoke & maple, slight bitterness. medium-full bodied, decent texture. overall and enjoyable stout but some of the variants really take the depth of flavors to the next level.

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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a mocha head; while the head is less than an inch thick it makes up for that with a nice pattern of squiggly lacing

Smell: Very roasty, almost burnt, with undertones of maple syrup; bittesweet chocolate tones are also present

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate with a roasty edge; some maple sweetness building through the middle; the finish is very roasty, almost burnt, like the aroma

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Having heard about this beer for a while, I was anticipating it to be sweeter and less roasty; I appreciate that the sweetness was held in check but the predominant flavor is the roast while I would prefer it to be the chocolate

Thanks, AaronF, for the opportunity

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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daudelin2000
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Another great beer from Lawson's Finest. Living in Vermont, you can expect 2 things: Good beer and good maple syrup. This beer combines the 2.

Pours pitch black with a nice, fluffy tan head. Aroma is very roasty with some chocolate and just a hint of maple sweetness. I expected the maple to be stronger in the aroma, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Taste is very roasty and not nearly as sweet as expected. There is maple flavor in there, but it's there just enough to let you know it's a maple stout and doesn't overpower. Very nice! Mouthfeel is ok, but could be a little creamier to put it out of this world. At over 10% ABV, the alcohol is well hidden. It's noticeable, but not distracting. Just another winner by Sean Lawson.

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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.12 out of 5 based on 533 ratings.
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