Berard (604) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is a spring 2014 variant. Pours black with frothy tan head that lingers. Heavy cocoa flavor with exceptional boozyness for a non barrel aged variety. Typical Lawson's aroma.
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Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
rxeight (2447) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SlovakSniper (4915) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tom10101 (5055) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Lukaduke (2945) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 !