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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Ratings: 533 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of nwildfire
4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is the best maple stout I've ever had. I prefer imperial stouts without bourbon aging. This has none of the cloying sweetness of some other maple stouts, but rather brings out the maple with some coffee and chocolate bits, and a touch of smoke. It's very dark in color with a great foam/head. Perfect beer after hitting the slopes or relaxing near a fire.

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Photo of Zraly
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
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 CharlesK
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RajaSTL
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LFinCO
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PicoPapa
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Prohibition Pig. Pours a blackish dark brown color with a small layer of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet maple syrup with some caramel malts, espresso and earth. The taste is lots of chocolate syrup and espresso with a nice amount of the maple syrup flavor. Slightly earthy. Hints of vanilla and caramel. Sweet, Woody finish. Heavy mouthfeel and lightly carbonated. Overall, wow.

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Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Mikaveli
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2 separate 4 Oz. tasting glasses at the 2015 SIPtemberfest at Mad River Glen.

A= Deep dark black color, no light passing through, head is deep tan and creamy.

S= Dark malts, toasty, some coffee and bitter chocalate.

T= Deep and rich flavors, some mild sweetness balanced with roasted malt bitterness. I get a bit of coffee and hint of real maple in the touch of sweetness.

M= Full bodied with touch of carbonation, so smooth, no alcohol burn to speak of.

O= Was expecting a ton of sweetness and maple but the flavors were melded, muted, and balanced to near perfection. A near perfect imperial stout.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L- Aggressive pour leads to a 3/4 inch thick mocha head. Dark thick body, no light getting through.
S-light coffee, chocolate, a bit of dark fruit. No Maple.
T- light coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Incredible balance with only light bitterness. Maple is a almost completely hidden by the chocolate and coffee. Alcohol is almost completely hidden.
F- Rich, creamy, smooth, and lingering. The way a stout should be. Carbonation is very light.
O- I am not a big stout fan, but this is very tasty and drinkable. Only negative thing is the maple is very light.

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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 Colby8938
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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