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Lawson’s Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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. Abv 9.5-10.1%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (830) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is wonderful, hints of maple, roasted malts, molasses. Flavor is slightly smokey, a bit astringent, but not bad. Overall a very nice beer. Thanks BJ!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1891) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
750, thanks to Matt for opening. Bitter, roasty malt, coffee beans, touch of sweetness. Touch of maple, but I wouldnt say that plays a leading role. Decent, although a bit boring not seeing the hype.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3905) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Liquide très foncé et son petit anneau de mousse. Son nez, fabriqué par le café, le bois brûlé, le chocolat, le caramel teinté par l’érable, est traversé par des parfums de fruits noirs comme les mûres, les bleuets ou les raisins. Le goût est similaire mais moins vibrant, plein d’une torréfaction qui s’accoste sur une petite douceur d’érable et de petites baies qui transpirent une certaine acidité. En bouche, le liquide montre un corps moyen-fort avec des bulles molles et une texture huileuse. La finale est toute en robustesse de grains noirs. Un bon stout qui n’a cependant rien de renversant. Modérément facile à boire. Ceci dit, agréable autour d’un feu.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
On tap @ Lawson’s Farmers Market.

Appearance: Black with a medium beige head and little lacing.

Aroma: Espresso coffee, ashes, roasted malts, vegeral notes and light maple/caramel notes.

Taste: Medium sweetness with a burst of espresso coffee, light acidic presence from the roasted malts, maple notes and light bitterness.

Palate: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Oily. A bit chewy. Light alcohol warmth. Espresso finish.

Overall: Rather heavy Imperial Stout considering the abv, but the balance isn’t bad. Quite flavorful with nice espresso features and an interesting maple presence. Tasty.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4246) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery anniversary bottle release. Very opaque black pour, nice head. Aroma is very coffee, roasted coffee beans. Taste is bitter, roasty, tons of coffee, nice espresso flavor, woody, charred grain, light maple. Palate is full bodied, good carbonation. Heavy, but decently drinkable. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4377) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
Thanks for the share JCB. Inky viscous black pour with a thin tan head. Maple-y nose with roasty notes and a sweet notes. A touch of soy sauce shines through as well. Acidic dark grain and coffee with some roast. Full bodied with no carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesewelch (205) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 8, 2015
Draught at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Maple Fest, 6oz half pour

Black with off white/tan head with low retention. Very malty and overwhelming sweet. Tasted too much like a milk/lactose stout with a near sourness to it. Slight/subtle maple. Very warm/alcohol/boozy taste. Full bodied and very creamy. A very harsh stout. Nice dry finish. The flavors didn’t seem to be well balanced. This is one of those half pours that I was glad I purchased rather than a full pour. Had a hard time finishing it even though the half pour cost more than full pours of other (better tasting) beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5317) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Bottle: Served in a snifter: Black beer with a brown head Aromas of roast, cookies, liquorice, raisin, light coffee, dried leaves, caramel, bay leaf, chocolate, fudge and sweet liquorice. Very nice. Flavours of roast, liquorice, caramel, coal. wood and malt roast, bay leaf, light coffee, dark chocolate, light cinnamon, some coffee, fudge, sweet coal, very nice and even quite easy drinkable yet a full taste. Well done! Aftertaste is a mix of roast, raisin, bitters, sweet roast and sweet liquorice... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied. Very nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2689) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
750ml Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of dark khaki foam. Lots of cocoa powder, soft hazelnut, earthy sawdust, burnt caramel and light backend maple. Roasted grain provides a nice backdrop for all the sweet undertones. Feel like this one has lost a bit of its punch and is slightly oxidized but still excited I was able to try it !

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2015
750ml bottle pours dark oily brown black with a finger of foamy tan head. Nose has rich semi sweet chocolate, soft maple, roast, hazelnut, coffee. Taste is creamy smooth body, rich roast chocolate ash and hazelnut coffee with soft integrated semi sweet earthy maple and caramel notes. Finishes moderate bitterness with great roast cocoa and coffee and some light sweet maple syrup and soft dark fruit notes. Really delicious.


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