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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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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
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2013
Tap at event, pitch black color, with medium coffee head, light lacing. Mouthfeel was pretty sticky, notes are roasty malt, strong coffee, maple wood, hops, molasses, oats and charred flavors. Medium to full body. Very warming on a cold vt night.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Bomber tnx to Greg, shared with Johannes. Pours pitch black with a great creamy bubbly dark tanned diminishing head. Aroma is roasted malty a bit sweetdark fruits molassis a bit fruity bready. Flavor is balanced a bit acidy roasted bitter malty fruity coffee; very drinkable. Finishes sweet bitter and roasted malty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Nice very dry stout for its high abv. Lots of cocoa and a bit of dark fruitiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3408) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2013
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, a little maple syrup, and light hops. Flavor the same, with a lot of maltiness and the right amount of maple. Thicker texture. A pretty good imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Rich mountains of roasted malt and chocolate jump from my glass. Smooth, creamy body. Tasty blend of ingredients, lightly accented by sweet maple. Really nice, and better than any of the BA versions IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1748) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
Loin d’être une expérience désagréable, elle a cependant pas le panache des meilleures imp stout. L’érable est vaguement perceptible et le reste est assez linéaire, bon sans plus. Unidimensionnel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weissch (5) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
Dip-de-dip-dip-WOW! Sampled on draft at Applebee’s in the ruins of Constantinople. This was far and away the best "brauskie" we made the acquaintance of that fateful night, although the 1843 Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter and 3046 vintage Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) were a close 2nd and 3rd. Close, but no cigarillo, heh heh heh. The only way to describe the gustative qualities of this explicit adult beverage is through referencing the maltjuices which indubitably inspired said maltjuice. Namely, the Aguila del Sur Premium Negra, the Original Ritterguts Gose, and the Cigar City 110K+OT Batch #1 Der Rauch Gott. Gose, but no Cigar (City), heh heh heh. Get it? No, you don’t get it. There are many ways I could describe the taste of the Lawson’s Finest Fayston. However, there even more ways I can NOT describe the taste. Please allow me to list a few. This beer does not taste like stale fireworks, Crispix, used K-Cups, Copenhagen, billboards, Crispus Attucks, or 60 watt lightbulbs. The smell, on the other hand, is quite easily defined. Whiffs of 75 watt lightbulbs, burnt parchment, severed limbs, attics, April 2nd, 2008, Crispix Attics, and chinook hops. Heh heh heh. I’m going to be honest with you, immediately after consuming this beer, I rushed to the hospital and begged them to give me a vasectomy. The operation was a massive failure, in that I impregnated the doctor -- who was, in fact, of the male persuasion. Go figure ;-) 3 months later, Dr. Brett Knightly and I gave birth to a beautiful pair of siamese twins, one of whom was stillborn. After severing the straggler, we lovingly named the surviving twin Crispus Attucks. He later attacked us with a box of Crispix he found in the attic. Heh heh heh. Yes? No, I think not. The mouthfeel: silky, slutty, stillborny, grayscale, bloody, surely, secretive, and fuckin’ great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (1664) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Pours a thick dark black with a dark brown head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, molasses and roast. Taste is bittersweet, chocolate and roast with slight sweetness. Coffee and hops in the finish. Very chewy. Complex impy stout with a little sweetness from the maple. I love this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bomber shared with friends. Dark thick pour, good carbonation. Aroma has subtle hints of maple, chocolate and coffee bean. While this is a good imperial stout I was hoping the maple would be a little more prominent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1268) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with an average fine bubbled khaki head in this glass. Retention is average / above average, with some light lacing present. The nose on this one is chocolate, roast, espresso, and a thin line of maple syrup. The flavor profile begins with chocolate, coffee bean, and moving into a more surprising smoked element, with a hop bitterness lingering near the finish. Its a touch thin - this is a good / Not / great, imperial stout.


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