Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Maine Beer Company / Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Time I | Maine Beer Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Maine Beer Company / Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Time IMaine Beer Company / Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Time I
BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
117 Ratings
Maine Beer Company / Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Time IMaine Beer Company / Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Time I
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hoppy American dark ale incorporating New England-grown barley, wheat, rye, and whole cone hops. Special thanks to Valley Malt for malting up the special batch of local Chocolate Rye and Crystal Wheat.

Added by sk8man121 on 07-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
117
pDev:
8.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 51-75 | 76-100 | 101-125  | next → last
Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of wesley14
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at VBF.

A - Black, stout-like in colour; almost opaque. A small amount of light brown head formed and quickly disappeared. 4.5

S - Loads of fresh hop aromas up front - grapefruit, pineapple and mango. The roasted malt backbone is definitely there but takes the back seat in the nose.

T - A big bitterness up front with big grapefruit and pine flavous and some lighter tropical fruit notes. Roasted malts show up in the finish and add a nice layer of flavour to the finish. The hops definitely play centre stage here.

M - Medium body with lots of sticky hop oils. Light carbonation.

O - An excellent example of style.

 634 characters

Photo of Bilco
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of HevvyMetalHippie
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jlogan7
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of oldp0rt
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of VTBeerTrade
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mater
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jvillefan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheRuss9585
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of rudzud
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Hunger Mountain Co-Op in VT. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a wonderful deep, rich brown almost black pour with an excellent almost 3 finger mocha head that slumps down to leave sticky side lacing and a nice dense half finger blanket.

S - Excellent aromas of chocolate roasted malts, nice and sweet like a fine chocolate with just the slightest coffee aroma. Wonderful pine aromas follow along with grapefruit rind. Excellent.

T - Taste is just delicious. More of those excellent chocolate malts along with light coffee flavours. There is some nice pine and grapefruit after the slightly smokey malts resulting in a lingering sweet, bitter finish. Way towards the end of the finish I get the faintest of tropical mango and papaya. Wow.

M - Not a super fan of the mouthfeel. Its not quite creamy, its not quite sharp. Its an odd combination of the two which results in an almost thinnish feel. Nice finish though.

O - Overall this is an excellent black IPA. I really love how there is some tropical notes on the finish. Really never had that before in a black IPA. Kicking myself for not having bought more of this as there were 6+ cases there.

 1,185 characters

Photo of kevgod
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of N17shelfside
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of AngusOg
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of LostTraveler
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

firstprev| 51-75 | 76-100 | 101-125  | next → last
Maine Beer Company / Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Time I from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 117 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

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