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

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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:
302
Reviews:
67
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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653
Gots:
57
For Trade:
5
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Gold wax. Unsure of vintage but assumed to be 2014.

A - Poured a deep inky black with a thin layer of medium brown head that reduced to a ring around the edges of the glass.

S - An intense oak aroma with chocolate fudge, roast, maple syrup and a hint of coffee.

T - Chocolate fudge, sweet molasses and maple syrup, roast and a hint of espresso with a big oak presence throughout. The finish leaves a sweet maple syrup flavour lingering. Enough bitter roast to perfectly balance the sweet maple notes. A beautiful beer.

M - Full body, silky and somewhat creamy. Light carbonation.

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

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of irv2424
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Dyelawn
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of HopLuva
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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 GDrew93
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Slatetank
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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

From the 4/20/13 Lawson's 5th Anniversary, pours an opaque brown,1 finger tan head like a root beer float reduces to a permanent cap, supreme lacing.

Aromas are roasty & deep, espresso & cocoa bean, maple in the center, slight vanilla bean.

Flavors are bold and roasty, slight maple sweetness without coming near cloying,slight alcohol detected.

Moutfeel is heavy: this is a sipper and a glass of water is recommended alongside this rich imperial stout.Carbonation is excellent.

This pricey little number was worth every penny @ $15/12.7 oz., and it doesn't come around very often, so be sure to snap them up if you are lucky enough to see them.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of owend
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 bottle in an unmarked snifter

A- Jet black with a nice caramel brown head and good lacing

S- Maple liquor, smoky oak and a nice blending of chocolate and coffee

T- Roast flavor blends very nicely with the sweet heat of maple liquor and oak. The roast flavor is also smoothed by hints of bitter dark chocolate. A slight alcohol bite in the aftertaste, clearly from the maple liquor barrels. Overall it does hide the ABV though

M-full bodied with and mildly carbonated

O- Yet another great offering from Lawson's. Being a maple aged maple Imperial Stout, I expected more sweetness, but was pleasantly surprised to find a complex mix of roast malts, sweet maple, oak, and a slight alcohol bite blending beautifully. Among one of my favorite barrel aged beers in recent memory.

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

Photo of pollocwr
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Lots of maple. Lots of tasty. Very smooth. Tried a 2015 version.

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Photo of macher0
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle to tulip.

A. Black color, minimal amber fine bubble head. Fairly thick. Spotty dense laces - amber.

S. Bold flavor up front. This is going to be good. Bourbon ball - dark chocolate, almonds, crème filling. A strong maple note. Dark malts. Coffee. This has a complex nose that comes through in waves.

A velvety surge of coco, maple, marshmallow, bitter coco, dark malts, and hazelnuts. A tad boozy. Coffee

M. Thick, velvety, silky, full body, and moderate carbonation.

O. I love this beer. Very well crafted. I love how these complex stouts create waves of flavors and capture the flavors of sweet candies and desserts but are not sweet. A lot stronger coffee flavor than I expected. This is like a delicious black coffee with maple flavor infused into the beans

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Maple Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.31 out of 5 based on 302 ratings.
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