War And Peace - Fulton Beer
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Reviews by Snow81:
4.58/5 rDev +7.8%
Appearance: Black as night
Smell: Rich burnt malts and strong coffee beans
Head: nice big head then small dark brown bubbles that lingers
Taste: hit of strong black coffee upfront, very malty, hints of chocolate in the back of palate at the end
Weight: nice and heavy, malty, rich, smooth, creamy and yummy like a Russian Imperial Stout should be
Finish: coffee was still there lingering for a bit but then hit the coco, very nice!
02-01-2011 01:39:36 | More by Snow81
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4.8/5 rDev +12.9%
On tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul. Served in a tulip glass.
Appearance: Dark oily black with only a slight hint of brown on the edges. Light amount of bubbles and about one finger of tan head that fades quickly leaving only a small thin patch. Lacing is light.
Smell: Big aroma of fresh coffee beans up front with lots of dark roasted malts. Big hints of dark chocolate and a considerable amount of molasses/sugars. Also some hints of nuts and a little bit of earthy hops. Smells bold with the coffee beans and chocolate being the dominate notes.
Taste: Big taste of fresh bitter coffee beans up front with lots of dark roasted malts. Lots of sweet dark chocolate along with molasses and a hint of nuts. Moderate presence of earthy hops adds some balancing bitterness in the back end. It all comes together great with the top quality coffee.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. creamy and moderately sticky. A little bit of alcohol is felt but things are still pretty smooth.
Overall: A great coffee imperial stout. Fulton really knocked it out of the park here. The coffee and malts blend great.
03-13-2012 04:20:22 | More by MattyG85
4.4/5 rDev +3.5%
Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.
Extended pour barely yields a wisp of dark mocha head that dissipates quickly. Beer is pitch black and super dense. Oily even. Lacing is sparse with average stick. Thick oily legs. Decent.
Big hints of iced mocha in the nose along with a sprinkling of smoked malt, chocolate, and cocoa powder. Aromatic and rich. Pretty straightforward though.
Opens rich chocolate, molasses, and robust coffee notes. Some light dark fruit, mocha and fudge towards the middle. Roasted and smoked malt complements the sweetness excellently. Ends sweet, molasses and more mocha. Not the most complex but the flavor is amazing. Aftertaste of iced coffee and chocolate. I'm very impressed by this one.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and rich in the mouth and goes down robust and slick. Finishes messy with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Perfect.
I'm not surprised at how good this is given the base beer is incredible. That being said, War and Peace is very impressive and certainly one of the top coffee imperial stouts I've come across. The balance is there and the feel is top notch... which is all I really need. Do yourself a favor and seek out this under-the-radar brew.
08-28-2013 00:55:45 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.3/5 rDev -22.4%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head. Lasts quite a while. Very wispy with a medium collar..
Smell - The coffee has a sharp aroma. Green peppery. Some chocolate.
Taste - Strong coffee and dark chocolate. The coffee isn't as peppery, but it's still got that green flavor. Strong dark chocolate. Sweet.
Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Medium body. Sharp coffee flavor.
Overall - Nothing subtle here. Decent though.
10-15-2013 02:16:43 | More by Alieniloquium
4.45/5 rDev +4.7%
Black, viscous liquid that forms a two finger head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Sheets of lacing covers the glass after each sip.
Impressive aroma of fresh brewed coffee. The kind of coffee that opens the eyes and makes the mouth salavate. Also notes of roasted malt and chocolate but the coffee is the biggest player.
Little bit more beer-coffee balance in the flavor. The beer takes on more of a mocha flavor with the contribution of the malt. Bitterness is moderate that seems to come from the coffee. Light warming in the finish lets you know this beer packs a punch.
Big bodied and mildly carbonated. Soft, creamy texture that, even in a big stout, is much appreciated. Cannot find fault in the mouthfeel.
This is by far the best beer Fulton brews. Awesome coffee stout. My only criticism is that I wished in came in 12oz bottles and sold in 4-packs. The 750ml may be too much for one person in a sitting. I would rather enjoy it over several weekends instead of just one time, especially at the price this beer weighs in at.
03-03-2013 17:34:27 | More by morimech
British Columbia (Canada)
4.29/5 rDev +0.9%
Appearance. Pours a very dark brown, black in the glass with a 1/4 finger of light tan head that rises from the depths.
Smell. Sweet dark roasted coffee and roasty dark malts, a light nuttiness and just a hint of dark chocolate, anise and vanilla. Very inviting.
Taste. Dark coffee is the predominant flavour along with dark roasted and lightly smokey malts. Fairly sweet with some creamy flavour that goes well with the coffee. Light, almost grassy bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel. Fairly full body and just a touch sticky, low+ creamy smooth carbonation.
Overall. Great stuff. A very enjoyable big coffee stout.
10-14-2013 16:47:14 | More by Rutager
4.46/5 rDev +4.9%
After having my fair share of Worthy Adversary, I'm very excited to try this one on for size.
It really does pour like a glass of dark roast - deep dark burnt coffee hues with a slight edge of mahogany clarity. (Mahogany is surprisingly hard to spell.) The half finger of khaki color head dissipates pretty quickly, resulting in a thin but stubborn collar that produces a decent amount of lacing, beading and legs.
Rich oily coffee bean wafts from the glass. Simple vanilla and milk chocolate, some dark bitter chocolate at the same time. It smells like a coffee grinder at work... great creme brulee type aromas with brownie and espresso.
The label reads "...you may forget that stout and coffee once existed without each other." That's an awfully accurate description. The big dark chocolate flavors of the base beer are tied seamlessly to a bitter coffee character that provides an honest representation of the quality coffee that this was brewed with.
This is fantastic. Pardon my French, but a part of me wishes that my homies at Fulton would cut the crap and start brewing stouts exclusively.
03-02-2013 03:08:15 | More by yamar68
3.99/5 rDev -6.1%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer
Appearance: Dark, dark brown, borderline black - pours with a small, light tan head, leaves some nice streaks of lacing
Smell: Coffee beans with a side of ground coffee - tons of coffee with some dark chocolate - dark malts, chocolate malts - some dark caramel and ... nah, who am I kidding? This is all about the coffee
Taste: Chocolate covered coffee beans, or chocolate covered espresso beans, I'm not going to pretend to know the difference - tons and tons of coffee, and it's nice - some dark chocolate, and chocolate malts - some dark caramel and some sweet malts - very roasty (have I mentioned the coffee?), with some nice burnt malts - medium level of bitterness, mostly from the coffee)
Mouthfeel: More or less a full body, low carbonation, very smooth, kind of oily finish (in a coffee-like way)
Overall: War and RIP in Peace
So much coffee. And I'd describe this as a good thing. I wouldn't describe this as an IRS. It's all about the coffee. It's definitely tasty though.
10-13-2013 03:42:01 | More by angrybabboon
4.23/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely thick and dark brown with just a skim of dark mocha head.
S: Dark caramel malt, licorice, medium roast coffee, oak, and bourbon.
T: Ah ha! Here's the coffee...nicely front and center...comes across here as an excellent dark roast. Dark chocolate malt, butterscotch, and a hint of spicy hops. With warming, vanilla and oak come forward.
M: A solid medium body feel. Smooth with a hint of coffee bitterness. Excellent, lingering coffee finish.
D: Excellent for style. Decently complex and much easier to drink than I had imagined. Seek it out!
08-24-2013 23:22:03 | More by mwilbur
War And Peace from Fulton Beer
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