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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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:
#3,147
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
591
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
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485
Gots:
100
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Ratings: 591 |  Reviews: 109
Reviews by Kinsman:
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Photo of Zraly
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a brown head. Deep espresso nose with a hint of maple. Sweet and chocolates with roast. Subtle maple comes forward toward the finish. Smooth, silky finish. Full-bodied.

Very lovely imperial stout.

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

Had on tap at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier yesterday. Pours black as night with a head that is solid brown, thing and leaves legs on the glass. Smells deep and rich, tons of coffee. Flavor starts very sweet like molasses, chocolate in the middle, big roasty note at the end, bitter. Heavy body beer that demands to be sip, enjoyed over the course of about 30 mins to let it warm. No big indicators of maple syrup in this one, if you didn't tell me it was in it I would have never known. No alcohol present so for 10% ABV this is awesome. Recommend!

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Photo of kidzord
3.24/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Photo of thampel09
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -1%

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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Back in Waterbury Vermont.

A - Poured into a Lawson's Finest tulip a thick deep brown almost black with a one finger creamy mocha head that faded to leave a thin halo and clouding.

S - Aromas of deep chocolate and light coffee with super faint maple notes. Really, this is a nice stout but needs more maple.

T - Very nice dark chocolate here, like a melted candy bar. Rich toasted malts and deep roast. Good slight sweetness and deep chocolate. Not much maple but a shit ton of dark chocolate. Very nice stout.

M - Nice mouthfeel for a big stout. ABV is hidden wonderfully. Super nice and smooth mouthfeel with a light carbonation.

O - Overall this was a very good stout but where's the maple? Really could use more mapleguava but this was delicious.

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

Photo of thagr81us
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one at a past Random Sunday Tasting! Sampled side-by-side with the bourbon barrel version! Served from bottle into an Aroma’s snifter. Poured pitch black with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, molasses, powdered chocolate, Yoo-Hoo, and smoke. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, molasses, and smoke. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Having had this side-by-side with the bourbon version one could definitely tell that they were both completely different animals. While this one was not quite as complex as the bourbon version (which one might expect) it still managed to work really well with what it had going on. The Yoo-Hoo on the nose of this one was really enjoyable and actually brought back childhood memories of shaking the shit out of those bottle to suspend the chocolate at the bottle of them. Glad we didn’t do that to this beer as I would have hated to waste any of it. Another really well done brew by these guys that I would absolutely love to try again in the future.

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

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 591 ratings