Toast | Lawson's Finest Liquids

BA SCORE
87
very good
19 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
ToastToast
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by claytong on 02-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
136
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.69%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 136
Reviews by jaasen64:
Photo of jaasen64
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at the Lawson's Farmer's Market bottle release last week. Poured into Lawson's snifter.

A- Pours a dark brown black that appears a mostly opaque black in the glass with some transparency around the edges. About a half finger of off-white head with a slight brownish hue appears after pouring the subsides at a moderate rate to leave a flat top and some spotty lacing. Nice consistent carbonation.

S- Greeny hops, toasted malts, some light chocolate. Not your most aromatic beer, but a nice balance.

T- Greeny slightly earthy hops, some light grapefruit citrus, a bit of nicely balanced chocolate and toasted malts on the finish followed by some more hops. Nice balance, the more I drank this the more I liked it.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, very easy drinking.

O- This definitely isn't the best black ale or the best Lawson's offering I've had, but it was still very good. It was very well balanced and highly drinkable. I found myself liking it more and more while I drank it and even consumed an entire 22oz bomber without a problem. I'd gladly buy another bottle of this if given a chance, but wouldn't go out of my way seeking it out.

 1,173 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.02/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Not quite black. Thick off white head. Retains for a long time. Nice lacing.

Smell - Grassy hop. Roasty. Smells nice.

Taste - Way downhill here. Hoppy, but thin, bitter, and grainy. Roastiness very strong, but really intense in every disappointing flavor.

Mouthfeel - Bitter and thin. Well carbonated.

Overall - A second disappointing beer from Lawson's on the night. What the hell.

 438 characters

Photo of Jordanmtate
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of somelikehops
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of incubuscience
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Drumomatic
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Synergy87
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of RMoeNay
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rondufresne
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jmilo64
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of NickBeery
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of muzzy
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of BColton1
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of richardflyr
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of MinorThreat
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Reswald
4/5  rDev +2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Toast from Lawson's Finest Liquids
3.92 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe