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Lawson’s Finest Maple-Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Brewed with over two gallons of Maple Syrup per bbl and loaded with roasted barley and black patent malts. This beer is then carefully aged in Saxton River Distillery’s Sapling Maple Liquor barrels made of American Oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3368) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle (375 ml). Bottled december 2012. Thanks to Pete for this one! Deep black with a medium slowly diminishing thick brown head and little lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, roasted malt, sweetness notes and strong wood presence. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying), roasted malt, wood, vanilla, maple notes and light acidity that fits in quite well. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Roasted finish. Pretty good RIS. The maple has certainly faded, but it’s still pretty good and there’s still a nice maple touch. The alcohol is well hidden, Balance is good. Easy drinking for an 11% abv stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jool (196) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bouteille 375 mL. Fall 2013. Brune opaque, mousse brune éphémère. Nez de cacao et de torréfaction supporté par de la tire d’érable. Bouche de consistance moyenne, un peu de grillé avec de l’eau d’érable et du cacao. Le chêne est présent par une très légère astringence. Nettement supérieure à la 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6422) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle sample March 2013 notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, maple syrup, wood, caramel, great flavor with a lighter body than most imperial stouts. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
At big Seth’s going away party on 11/2/2013; was an awesome day! Aroma is tire rubber, earthy, leather, roasted malt. Taste is old barrel, rubber, leather, dark burnt roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (489) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Black with a small brownish head, leaving a thin lace. Maple butter, soy sauce and a touch of cocoa all appears in the aomas. Medium body, low carbonation, silky, slightly acidic, maple caramel, finishing with licorice and burnt caramel and a touch of coffee. Interesting and nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3443) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown with a cliny tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, caramel and hay. Medium body with a sharp tang feeling a bit thin. Taste is French roast, bitter grass, wood and tart maple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1065) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. The pour is dark with a nice head. The aroma is nice malt and bourbon. The taste a lot of maple. Would be better if it was a little thicker beer, but still nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (407) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Black as the night, dense cappuccino foam. Subdued aroma of maple syrup, oak, crystallized chocolate, and roasted malt. Creamy, smooth, mild carbonation, and full-bodied. Somewhat lacking in complexity

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3635) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle scored at the 420 release earlier this year, emptied into a Lawson’s snifter. Pours dark black with small khaki/stone head. Aroma of fudge, coffee, wood, malt, and light char. Flavor is roasted malt, barrel, local syrup, chocolate covered caramels, and booze. A little bit hot and overly roasty for me...thought the bourbon barrel version on tap was smoother and had more depth. Also doesn’t have as much maple in it as you would hope in the flavor but it sure is sticky on the palate. Medium to fuller body with light carb...as it warmed some maple came out but not enough. Good but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8488) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Liked this version better. IT is even drier (really love this aspect) smells like chocolate ice cream. I feel like it has a bti more maple.

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