Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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BA SCORE
4.16/5
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Fayston Maple Imperial StoutFayston Maple Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,087
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
584
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
Wants:
486
Gots:
99
Trade:
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Ratings: 584 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of gobuccos
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boccu
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DudMan
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep rich black. 1 finger brown head. Decent head retention and there's some lacing on the glass as the head dissipates to a ring on the edge of the glass.
The nose is a nice rich maple aroma. It is backed up with a slight smoke aroma and a hint of chocolate.
Taste - Maple, up front, that does stick around the whole way. On the back I get a slight smoke, a slight chocolate, and a slight warming that lingers in throat.
Smooth up front, with the warming on the backside. As I said before, the warming lingers. Full bodied.
Solid, delicious, tasty, great stout for a cold winter night.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a viscous black color with a sudsy tan head. Gorgeous beer. The nose is subtle maple notes, and big char, rich chocolate, and coffee aromas.

The maple is more pronounced on the taste, and the char, chocolate, and coffee flavors are a fantastic complement to the maple.

The mouthfeel is as chewy as a bowl of granola with chocolate syrup, and elevates this to world-class level, IMHO.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
Canned: Illegible


A:
Pours a thick pitch black with barely a finger of cinnamon head. Meh retention; stringy lacing. (4)

S:
Coffee, maple, black olives (dissipates as it warms but never quite disappears). (3.75)

T:
Milk chocolate, coffee grounds, maple, hint of rum. (4.25)

M:
Full body with faint warming alcohol medium carbonation and a coating finish. (4)

O:
Very nice, huge, sticky stout.
Very big and sweet. This one looks like motor oil. The aroma is chocolatey and maple-loaded but has a real olive smell that is not bad/out of place but which I have a hard time ignoring. The flavor is all sweet, smooth, roast flavors and a light alcohol/maple coating warmth. Big beer that is very nice on a cold night. (4.25)

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Photo of MilaMila
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leantom
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First foray into the world of maple stouts. Not bad, but the cloying sweetness was somewhat "much", in my humble opinion. Here goes:

A: Good. Pitch black with a colored head that readily dissipates, leaving moderate lacing.

S: Smell is very sweet and very boozy. Maple interspersed with dark fruits, such as plum. Some licorice as well. Maple is somewhat cloying. Not sure if I'm going to enjoy it.

T: Thankfully, the flavor isn't as cloying as the smell indicated. Mostly dark fruit such as plum and raisins; the maple coats the palate after swallowing. Maple lingers VERY long after swallowing. It's almost an aftertaste.

F: Nice and sticky. Not overly sticky, though.

O: A good beer. Enjoyable; not sure if it's my thing, though.

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

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmhannon
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papposilenus
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz can with a misprinted date stamp. Served in a tulip.

Pours a viscous-appearing chestnut-black with a feeble, fizzy little cap that was gone before I even really got much of a look at it.

A fairly light aroma of coffee, nuts and milk chocolate. There's very little maple evident in the nose. I mean, I guess I can maybe smell it, because I know it's supposed to be there but, otherwise, I don't know that it would have occured to me that that was what I was smelling.

Taste is sugary-sweet, syrupy, over-sweetened black coffee and hazelnut, chocolate, and oily orange peel. The maple character is detectable, just, but in no way a dominant flavor.

Feel is smooth and, by alternate sips, either creamy or syrupy-viscous. Medium-hefty bodied with adequate but subdued carbonation.

Overall, I suppose I can appreciate what the beer is intended to be and, for what it is, there are no significant flaws. But it's not really my thing, sweet and syrupy and thick on the palate.

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Photo of smcolw
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep dark brown where no light passes. Beige head which has a near blanket of lace.

Mocha to coffee nose. The smell is "thin" with a light bittering hop background. Not quite a stout.

The flavor is closer to expectations but it's still a lighter stout than any other. I'd say it's closer to a hoppy brown ale. Normal carbonation. Fully flavored but not as I expected.

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Photo of chipawayboy
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/4..nice coffee/choco aroma; maple is hard to detect. Flavor follows and the maple is more pronounced - very sweet and almost cloying. Sweetness fades enough as the beer warms to turn this into a real winner. Excellent RIS.

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Photo of crobinso
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polloenfuego
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vicirus
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 584 ratings