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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1942) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2015
2012, 12oz (375?) bottle. Black pour slight tan head. Aroma is heavily roasted malts. Taste is dark malts, oak, very sugary sweetness. Decent stuff. My friends at the tasting were raving about these faystons, but they weren’t doing it for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4762) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to NickDrista! Pours inky black, medium brown head, lasts and laces well. Aroma is roasty, cocoa, maple, woody. Flavor is medium sweet, fully bitter, lots of cocoa, wood tannins and maple. Pretty damn hot. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness and a bit of a bite from maple. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle shared with Luk. Opaque black pour with creamy mocha foam. Aroma is really desserty, tons of maple, light roasty aromas, mild coffee, chocolate brownies. Taste is very sweet, lots of maple syrup, light chocolate with a roasty coffee finish. Palate is full bodied, slick and sweet. A bit too sweet IMO, but still pretty tasty imperial stout, not as sweet as the rum version.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3986) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
(375 ml. April 2015) Une bière noire qui ne montre qu’une petite tête mousseuse. Ses riches parfums sont composés de malts rôtis, de bois, de café, de sirop d’érable, de chocolat et de caramel. Ses saveurs sont plaisantes et jamais trop dominées par les sucres. En fait, le boisé du fût, l’alcool, la torréfaction, le rôti et cette impression terreuse dominent les effets doux de l’érable et des autres douceurs projetées. En bouche, le liquide montre un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement modéré à bas et une texture légèrement crémeuse. La finale montre des notes de réglisse, des houblons herbeux et des notes de grains rôtis. Facile à boire. Bonne!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Black with a lively and quick disappering brown head. Aromas of maple, wood, caramel, coal, ash with a light alcohol tone and hand in hand followed by roast and molasses. Flavours of maple, roast, wood, bitters, light caramel, some dark chocolate, sweet coal, light spice, light herbal roast, light alcohol, hints of molasses and liquorice. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, roast, dark chocolate, leaf roast and hay roast. Low carbo, light watery light silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4031) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jool (198) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7107) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1089) - 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 (501) - 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!


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