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Lawson’s Finest Sticky Ale

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle shared at the chriso Easter 2015 tasting - London. Sourced from the US. Pours clear amber with a creamy tan head. The nose holds dried fruits, light caramel, bread, honey and apple. Big sweet flavor with rich caramel, ripe apples, more honey, some maple, dates. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, moderately sticky-sweet, with more ripe and lightly dried fruits, maple and caramel. Good depth, nice balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2015
375 ml bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer for the share, great cellar dive, Label reads bottled December 2013. Cloudy Amber color with very thin head leaving spider web lace in the snifter. Aroma shows caramel, mild maple sugar, hints of toasted grain. Weak dark fruit.

Flavor has very weak barrel character. The bourbon is just barely noticeable, like an after thought after the blending of the new and old base. Very light touch of oak in the finish with the alcohol being very well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1517) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from a Farmer’s Market last year. Bottled December 2013. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, brown sugar, maple, bourbon. Flavor follows. Raisin, maple, brown sugar. Just a hint of bourbon and oak on the finish. A nice flavor, but a touch too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso Easter Tasting ’15, thanks to LKS 04/04/15. Medium bodied, fine carbonation,semi drying close. Amber orange with a decent beige covering. Nose is maple syrup, caramel, sweet tunes, toffee apple, dates, figs. Taste comprises rich caramel, sweet fruit puree, spice, maple syrup, subtle BA. Full bodied, oliy feel, drying close. Decent enough fayre if a touch sweet but as to be expected due to the nature of the beast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting 04/04/2015. Thanks to Leighton for this one . Reddy / orange / brown coloured pour with a sticky off white head. Aroma is apple, varnish, nutty caramel malts, little toffee, maple syrup . Flavour is composed of toffee, caramel, nutty malts. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Sticky.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Semi sweet malts. Light bourbon sweetness. Some floralness and dried fruits. Light crisp finish. Passable but disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at ChrisO’s house of fun. Thanks to L-Dogg. It pours clear deep red-brown with a medium beige head. The nose is sweet, sticky, juicy fruits, candy, maple syrup and brown bread. The taste is bitter-sweet, brown bread, honey, oak, fruit cake, spice, maple syrup and plenty of dried fruits with a warming finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Pretty decent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3485) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle share at ChrisO’s, thanks to Leighton for opening this before we left. Red wax. Reddy brown, hazy, small tan head. Aroma is sweet with maple and toffee. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light biscuit, soft vanilla, some coconut, a little booze. Not as sweet as I thought it was going to be, which is good. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14380) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Clear copper beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, woody, toffee, figs and citrus. Malty vinous flavor, woody, caramel, raisins, figs, some toffee. Quite nice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at chrisO... Copper.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Sweet toffee fruit.. Juicy fruits. Big sweet toffee berries fruit


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