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Lawson’s Finest Rum Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1985) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2015
Thick black pour from a 12 oz bottle. Thanks Long! Malty nose. Slightly sweet finish. Some maple, malt and a little spice and heat from the rum.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5060) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Black beer with a brown head. Aromas of roast, coal, rum, earthy tone, liquorice, sweet coal, raisin. Flavours of rum, alcohol, roast, spice, wood roast, coal, bitters, coffee, light dry, caramel, liquorice, raisin, light molasses. Very nice. Aftertaste is roast, bitters, coffee, malt/herbal roast and some rum. Low carbo, light creamy oily mouthfeel, full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4081) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2015
375 ml bottle. Aroma is real nice, coconut, dark chocolate and mild maple syrup. The body is what I look for in the style, thick, rich and full. The base stout I have always liked and the rum treatment although is light is indeed there. Vanilla, mild oak, notes of rum. Pretty rich and sweet flavor but never cloying. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11675) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle split at the 5/7.5/10K tasting, thanks to LKS, 30/12/14. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is chocolate, molasses, dark fruit rinds, pinch of spice, raisens. Taste comprises maple cyrup, chocolate, light charr, toasted brown sugar, liquorice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, subtle rum strokes in a sweet close with lightly warming alcohol. Solid BA impy, drinks below the ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3474) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown with a fading tan head. Nose is rum, wood, hints of maple, ash and molasses. Smooth medium body with a tang and building heat. Taste is rum, chocolate, maple and burnt sugar. The rum brings out the sweetness of the maple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
30th December 2014
5 Kay, 7.5 Kay, 10 Kay Tasting. Big thanks to Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer, bubbly tan head. Palate is airy with mild fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts. Dark chocolate. Little spice. Mild maple. Emulsion paint ester, well buried. Mellow dark rum soaked fruits. Smooth finish. Pretty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours near-black with a tiny tan head. The nose is rich, filthy, decadent, lots of dark fruits, rummy fun, mild smoke wood, rum & raisin ice-cream and toffee. The taste is smooth, rich, roasted malt, dark fruits, earth, dark chocolate, toffee and burnt caramel with a sweet, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Drinks rather well given the style. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5404) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle @ The Tasting. Or of plums and red fruits. Brown sugar and booze. Taste is tobacco, plums, earth. Brown sugar. Full body, oily. Meh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in a trade. Pours oily black with a frothy brown head. The nose holds some cocoa, toasted coconut, dark fruits, raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor with creamy vanilla, rich bread, chocolate, light burnt earth, roast. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Nicely balanced on the finish, some further creamy vanilla, rich chocolate, fruitcake, dark bread, ripe dark fruits. I find it outrageously drinkable and decadent. Wonderful.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (6422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a thin beige head. Aroma of oak, rum barrel notes, dark fruits, plums, vanilla, roast, dark chocolate, caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.


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