Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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 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
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Photo of smcel371
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of balinor
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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Photo of GeoffreyM
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of yarnbomb
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Only thing less than perfect is I want more maple to shine through. Stellar nonetheless.

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Photo of CB_Crowe
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of GDrew93
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mesa512
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Respirologist
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of beer456
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted this at brewfest 2014. A nice beer that I wouldnt mind trying again as beerfest only gives you 4 oz glasses and the lines are kind of long at the Lawsons section. This may have been my favorite beer of the whole Beerfest session. Very subtle maple and real ly just a nice flavor. I usually prefer stouts in Winter but happy to have tasted this one even though it was July. May try to have again at the evening session later tonight.

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Photo of Hendry
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Missed the 4/10/13 Maple Beer event @ Farmhouse that featured this elixir, but a friend had archived one of the monster 23.4 oz bombers and shared it in exchange with some Lawson's Double Sunshine that I have been scoring.

Lawson's has the knack for brewing small batches of hand crafted and hand bottled beer that really scratches the itch for top shelf quality: it is indeed a privilege to have access to their amazing liquids.

Fayston Maple Imperial Stout pours a deep, deep brown that is not quite as black as their "Toast" variety (Black IPA), but a close second. The small tan head can be revived with a bit of swishing around in the glass, and the chocolaty nose has some roasted malts in there with just a hint of Vermont maple syrup in the background. Smells delicious!

The taste is an extension of the inviting aroma:sort of heavy in character, but coating your palate with a slight coffee roastiness that is balanced by a tremendous chocolate flavor, and just a touch of the boiled sap in the finish (which is slightly on the sweet side, but in a gourmet fashion).

Extremely inviting and drinkable, with a touch of booze in there that fits right in with the overall balance. Top of the shelf maple brew that is criminally hard to get your hands on!

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pollocwr
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mirish72
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pleasure
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Aberration
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at three penny taproom.

Long time want, randomly walk into the three penny while visiting VT.... Lo and behold!

Looks dark and roasty, appetizing brown head subsides to good lacing.

Smells like roast chocolate with a hint of maple...tastes like a magical maple chocolate bar with hints of alcohol. Surprising considering it is a 10%!

This is awesome. Why can't I buy this by the case?!

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OMG! This stuff is super good.

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Photo of csustar001
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BA_Berto
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dragonWhale
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the most recent release. A thank you to Chris for opening this and for alerting us..You are a gentleman and a learned man.
Almost pitch black, with a little beige head, looking good so far.
Maple is big, some chocolate and some roast, no hops to speak of. On the sweet side, but really it's just malt-heavy, the maple suffocating out whatever hops once were there. Reminded me actually of a classier Dark Lord with maple. Well put together, and a very fine drink.

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Photo of Ace1117
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured into Good Nature snifter. Really excited about this one.

A: jet black with a lacy, one finger brown-copper color head.

S: maple, malt, roasted coffee. Hints of nuttiness and cocoa coming through.

T: amazing. Roasted malt, not as much maple coming through as I thought.

M: so creamy. Medium to heavy body. Very minimal carb, but pairs perfect with the body of the beer.

O: can't wait to crack the barrel aged version. One of the best stouts I've had in a while. Sean Lawson never disappoints.

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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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