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Lawson’s Finest Sticky Ale

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This beauty was created by filling two oak barrels with Lawson’s Finest Maple Nipple ale that had previously held a Maple Bourbon from Saxton’s River Distillery in Brattleboro, VT. We patiently waited a year, then blended the oak-aged beer with a small portion of fresh beer. The result is Sticky. 9% Alc.vol. Bottled - December 2013


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Gold-orange-red hue, wispy off-white lace. Maple. And bourbon. And more maple. A bit watery, yet still plenty of flavor. Needs more body too.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
375, stupid wax on cap, anything that slows beer to mouth annoys me. Anyways, thin and boozy, slight sourness that tastes unintended. Moderate caramel complexity. Its Aight. 1 hour later, still at it, its really growing on me a lot. The caramel body is charming. really like maple syrup type notes in there. I like it. +.2 pts/

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
9/VIII/14 - 37.5cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2014-898)Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep purple brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Sticky all right! :-) Aroma: lots of vanilla, bourbon, maple, fruity, spicy, some cinnamon. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of maple syrup, sweet, caramel, sugary, bit of ripe banana. Aftertaste: sweet, fruity, ripe to overripe banana, some cookies, almonds, alcohol, little sour, sugary, some honey, vanilla, bourbon, sour apples, some alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3786) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
375 ml. bottle split by 3 @ “Memorabel Tastingkje”. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson! Dark brown amber with little head. Lots of molasses in here with an almost liquorish quality to in the nose, very sweet brown sugar with a spoon full of bourbon vanilla, cereal, toffee. Taste is very heavy on maple (the whole feels barely beer-like), dark grapes, lots of cinnamon, thick apple juice, toffee, light molasses,, lots of oak vanilla, bubblegum, toffee, nutmeg, light yam, sweet maple, low carbonation, thinner body than expected. Almost maple syrup with added flavours, very nice, quite far removed from beer taste-wise (not a critique but more of an observation). Very interesting & very nice beer and exactly how I hoped that this would be like.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (317) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours dark amber / brown with a thin tan head. Aroma heavy maple syrup with a little vanilla. Taste is maple, bourbon, cereal, and caramel. Not overly sweet. Body was thinner than I expected with was good and bad (more bad I think). Medium body, low carbonation, decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Smells really rich and maple syrup heavy with light bourbon, bread, and caramel. Taste is very sweet as expected with some light barrel notes. I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2014
375ml bottle pours dark opaque burnt brown with red edges and a finger of tight foam. Nose is rich maple, bread, grain, subtle sweet malt, light bourbon spice. Taste is tasty semi-sweet malty bread, pacakes with syrup and lingering notes of maple, dark fruits, touch of oaky spirit spice, and some sticky sweetness. Yum!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
bottle, amberish pour, medium bodied. sweet maltiness, maple syrup sweetness, medium bourbon notes, not so boozy despite 9%. decent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1079) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2014
375ml bottle pours a dark brown with a large tan head. Maple and slight bourbon aroma. Caramel biscuit and maple taste. Nice sweet finish as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7403) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
375ml bottle. Decent dryer ale, maybe a barlewyeine, caramel notes and tannic dry oakiness.


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