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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (428) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (867) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (302) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (2847) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6343) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
12.7 oz. bottle, sent from Chippo33 (thanks a lot, Paul), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of maple syrup upfront, caramel, and subdued roasted malt. Flavour is much more maple-dominated than the base beer, with loads of maple syrup, caramel and subdued roasted malt. Way more maple-y than the base beer, making it a touch cloying. Good stuff, but I much prefer the regular base beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle shared by Seth. Black pour with a mocha head. Maple and wood aromas. Tons of maple, booze, and caramel malt notes with bitter roasted malt and toffee undertones. Decent body and mouthfeel. A bit of heat from all the maple syrup I suppose.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
Aroma of roast coffee, molasses, and slight burnt caramel. Pours black with no head. Taste is super dark and roasty. As it warms, some sweet maple caramel shows. Very great stout.


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