Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Lawson's Finest Liquids

Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kingcrowing on 07-16-2010

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml, Fall 2012
HF stem

A: Pours a very dark brown color that in the glass is opaque black. Initially a half finger of tan head. Nice carbonation for the high abv. Forms a collar and faints sweeping head. Alcohol feet.

S: Smells awesome. Still getting some of that maple sweetness for sure. Oak. Vanilla. That barrel showing its teeth. Roasted malts. Some milk chocolate meshing in with the barrel.

T: Initial sip is delicious. I'm in for a treat. Bitter dark chocolate in the tip of the tongue. Vanilla. Bourbon sweetness. Some maple syrup. Roast dark malts. Finish is dry. Lingering dark chocolate. High cacao. Bitterness.

M: Full bodied. Creamy texture.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Opaque pour,one finger of khaki head,spotty lacing.

Deep roasty aroma with underlying bourbon and maple syrup notes.

Flavors are well balanced,very rich,chocolatey with roasted coffee and bourbon with the maple prominent but not overpowering,pleasant lack of woodiness.

Mouthfeel is slightly thin, carbonation appropriate for the style.

This was a Fall 2012 Vintage that I had cellared until 1/29/14, and it had mellowed very nicely. Highly recommended.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty sure this came from Bobby. Cellar temp into a HF tulip. Fall 2012, 375ml bottle with red wax.

A - Really dark pour with a creamy tan head, a lot of bubbles in the middle, possibly due to the aggressiveness of the pour. Ok legs. Dies to nice lacing.

S - Tons of boozy sweetness to start. After breathing, bready and roasted malts prevail. Some oak qualities come through.

T - The booze is there for sure, it has cleared my stuffed left nostril. Boozy roasted malts, caramel, oak. There is a sweetness throughout that fights against the booze, must be the maple? Burnt chocolate and roast, nearly coffee on the finish. The finish is fantastic, leaving a great charred mix of the aforementioned flavors. There is a lingering boozy oak that eventually sears onto the palate.

M - Mediumish.

O - Pretty well put together. I'd buy this locally, so I get why the VT guys are all over it. The flavor was originally a 4.0, but I bumped it up because it grew on me a bit and because of the finish. I'd drink it again, but for some reason I think this bottle is pretty damn expensive. Ha, who am I kidding, it is probably a better bang for the buck that the Eclipse series.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 89.2% out of 100 with 231 ratings
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