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

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Maple Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial StoutMaple Barrel Aged Fayston 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): 11.00%

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 Rochefort10nh on 12-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
303
Reviews:
68
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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652
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Photo of crobinso
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eawolff99
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maplebaconassassin
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shawner
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hillvt4me
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lunarbrew
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MissSmisje
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: mahogany black, with a dark tan head
S: familiar but hard to place. Smells a little like evil twin stout, some maple, vanilla and chocolate cereal.
T: maple syrup, some barrel, vanilla extract, roasted malts
F: thick but not syrupy
O: excellent.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

short waxed bottle, shared selflessly by drlove87. i am not sure i have ever had a better beer than this one. i have certainly never had anything like it, even the straight up fayston is nothing like this very very special beverage. crafted like a liquid homage to the green mountain state, i find everything in this bottle that i find there, which is why they both turn me on so much. its the culture, the scenery, the history, the politics, the community, the respect. it says so much without saying a word, and there a lot of power in that. its pretty in the glass, as expected, thick like glue, with a full inch of head the color of tea and cream, airy and lazy, patient, permanent. not a fragment of light penetrating through, but the beer is short of black, high luster, and positively tempting. it smells like the best imperial stout on the planet, with a careful roast, ashy and bitter without being burnt or overbearing. hints of toasted coconut, hot oak, handmade whiskey, dried plums, and yes, yes, yes, sweet maple syrup of the highest imaginable caliber. all elements united expertly, and with the maple sort of leading the charge, as hoped for, in the flavor. my first though is that i want to drink whatever was in this barrel first, as i have not had a beer with this barrel character, so much more than oak and whiskey, its like a whole additional grain element, and a top level dose of maple. for how much maple i taste, i dont find the beer sugary in any negative way, and for how strong it is, i dont find it hard to drink. there is just the appropriate tickle or warming alcohol in here, but it fits, and i would miss it if it were absent. in the end, this is the pinnacle of the brewing craft in many ways, combining unique ingredients, processes, ageing techniques, and terroir. im not sure it has an equal out there, and i feel blessed to have partaken. lawsons has long been one of my favorites, but this for me solidifies them as one of the best in the world. nothing short of perfect in so many ways, and hopefully i never forget it.

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Photo of boredalready
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
3.24/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not much maple flavor at all

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Photo of Bugs318
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thick tan head of solid retention. The head is actually thick enough that a few droplets of beer splashed atop and remained there, not sinking through! The nose wafts chocolate, some coffee, slight hops, oak-forward vanilla, and nary a trace of the maple. Taste wise, it is similar, starting with a mild smoky ashiness that works before shifting to a dark chocolate fudged like moderate sweetness before a bittersweet chocolate sort of finish with a finally discernible trace of maple and a fair linger of dessert. The body is substantial with moderate carbonation, and a faint (not annoying or cloying) maple forward lip stickiness that lasts. A super treat.

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Photo of Lare453
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of exl_90
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of julielynndubee
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Maple Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.31 out of 5 based on 303 ratings.
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