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War And Peace - Fulton Beer

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BA SCORE
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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 49
Gots: 40 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Fulton Beer visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
War & Peace is a Russian Imperial Stout aged with Peace Coffee's Guatemalan Organic Dark Roast. We measure out a pound of whole beans per barrel of beer and add it directly to our tanks, then allow it to infuse for nearly a week. It's a combination so natural, you may forget that stout and coffee once existed without each other.

(Beer added by: mothman on 03-21-2010)
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Reviews by Snow81:
Photo of Snow81
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Snow81, Feb 01, 2011
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4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

MattyG85, Mar 13, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Steasy66!!

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.

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War And Peace from Fulton Beer
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