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War And Peace - Fulton Beer

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 44
Gots: 34 | FT: 4
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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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

jcjerabek, Apr 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Hopstout, Jan 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of DoctorRock
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Served on cask at 3 Squares.

Appearance- dark and chocolatey. This clings to the side of the glass like honey...thick and inviting.

Smell - Roasty sweet chocolate goodness

Taste - sweet and hoppy like a great RIS, but the addition of whole bean Peace coffee makes the finish taste like the best cup of black coffee.

This could possibly be the perfect beer. I think Fulton will do amazing things and I hope they bottle this next year so more people can enjoy it.

DoctorRock, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of dsuedbeck
5/5  rDev +17.6%

dsuedbeck, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of cmannes
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%

Appearance: Pitch black, small creamy tan head. Reminds me of a good nitro Guinness pour.

Aroma: coffee, chocolate, burnt toffee.

Taste: Wow. Amazing smooth blend of coffee and rich malty chocolaty stout. It's really amazing how the flavors blend together into such a smooth taste.

Mouthfeel: Rich, velvety smoothness. The carb mixed with the flavors make it feel like the perfect hot chocolate or coffee.

Overall: I think this is my favorite beer ever. The blend of Imperial Stout and Coffee is truly amazing. The flavors start very coffee rich and quickly settle into a beautiful malty chocolaty goodness. The smoothness of the blend is amazing! I love this beer.

cmannes, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of AndyP612
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%

Reviewed from notes, on tap at The Muddy Pig.

A- Very dark black with an off white head, almost brownish white.

S- Coffee and roasted malt dominate the nose. Cannot wait to take the first sip.

T- Coffee. coffee, coffee with hints of sweetness to balance out the bitterness of the coffee. Hint of chocolate.

M- Thick, creamy, very nice what one would expect from a stout of this stature.

O- Beautiful Russian Imperial Stout. The coffee overrides everything else with teases of sweetness to attempt some sort of balance and order. Thankfully this winter has been especially long and bitter to justify this big ass stout. Cheers.

AndyP612, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
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.

MattyG85, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Sludgeman
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%

On tap at the Happy Gnome. Poured into a white wine glass.

Wow, what a wonderful beer. This beer is so smooth I had to ask if it was on a nitro tap. BTW, I dislike nitro because I believe it mutes a beer’s flavors, but that was not the case with this beer. An automatic new favorite. Watch out Ten Fidy!

A – Pours a slightly viscous black with a dense light brown frothy head. Beautiful light brown lacing.

S – Coffee, roasted malt, slight dark fruit.

T – Rich full roasty beer, not as heavy on the coffee as you might believe, slight alchol, slightly sweet.

MF – Smooth, full bodied, a bit of a bite in the finishbut not too bitter.

Sludgeman, Oct 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

MADPolo, May 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Hopsiam14, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

MNPikey, Jun 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

sacrelicio, Dec 03, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

match1112, Mar 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

stealth, Mar 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

baerb69, Apr 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

comfortablynirm, Apr 09, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +10.6%

Appearance: Pitch black, with a creamy tan head; nice stickage and lacing

Smell: Chocolate and coffee

Taste: The chocolate and coffee elements blend together from the get-go and build in intensity through mid-palate; a bit of roast creeps in, after the swallow, but the chocolate is dominant here

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice beer from a brewery that had barely scraped my consciousness

brentk56, Mar 07, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +9.4%

On tap at Happy Gnome. Reviewing based on this experience, but I have had this 2x before. Had this side-by-side with FBS on tap.

A: Tap to tulip, 10oz. Pours nearly pitch black with less than a finger of fizzy mocha head, which doesn't stick around long and leaves a flat looking beer. Almost no lacing. Doesn't look

S: Strong chocolate and smooth, sweetened coffee up front fades into some typical imperial stout notes of molasses and deep roasted malt.

T: Rich, smooth and tasty chocolate covered coffee beans up front. The roastiness usually found in a heavy coffee stout is lacking, but in a good way. There is some nice chicory and molasses near the end, reminding me of the well made base stout.

M: There is a really nice smoothness to this beer. Carbonation is mild, but enough to keep things lively. Silky and smooth going down, very little bitterness and no odd aftertaste.

O: This is a fantastic beer, I have loved it every time I had it. Compared to a "gold standard" coffee stout in FBS, I personally prefer this sweeter, much less bitter-roasted take on the style. Will seek out again.

doucmehu, Apr 11, 2012
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4.61/5  rDev +8.5%

This is Fulton's Worthy Adversary Imperial Stout aged on whole dark roast coffee beans from Peace Coffee. The regular version of the stout is O.K. in my book, but not in my favorites. This is 9.5% ABV, so most definitely a sipper! The day after Winterfest this year Sj and I hung around Minneapolis and ended up walking into Fulton's tap room randomly on the release day for this beer. That was a happy experience and we were able to talk with one of the brewer/owners and also try samples of the Peace Coffee they were serving that day. I bought my allotment of beers that day, but there are still some to be found around the twin cities right now.

Aroma: Sweet cocoa and roasted dark grains are dominant. I get a slight yeasty aroma as well. As it warms I get more coffee and even some dark fruit aromas.

Appearance: This is nearly opaque and black as night. A fine tan head that fades quickly.

Flavor: Sweet malted milk and chocolate up front that drifts off to a bittersweet chocolate off-dry finish. Dark roast espresso coffee comes in on the second sip and lingers after the finish. A hint of dark cherry as it warms and some caramel as well. Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than many RIS beers. The end is nearly astringent. Mild alcohol warming effect.

Overall: For me this is Fulton's best beer by far. The coffee flavors in this ratchet up the complexity and make this far better than the Worthy Adversary. In a milder beer the dark roast beans would make this astringent and undrinkable, but I think they hit the balance just right for my tastes.

Jackofallbrews, May 22, 2014
Photo of brock146
4.59/5  rDev +8%

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Dark black, but not pitch black that fades to a brown tint.

S: Cold pressed coffee

T: Cold pressed coffee, tangy and sweet.

M: Creamy and smooth. Full bodied.

O: I was hesitant to buy this beer because of the hefty price tag but I'm glad that I did. Very tasty and better than I expected. I'd buy it again.

brock146, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of 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!

Snow81, Feb 01, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter.
Appearance is dark black with a light khaki 2 finger head and it leaves nice lacing.
Smells of roasted malts, loads of coffee, and chocolate.
Wow, this is a coffee bomb. Extremely fresh coffee, along with roasted malts, dark and milk chocolate, vanilla, and maybe a bit of oak.
Rich, creamy, heavy bodied beer.
If you like coffee this beer is for you. It tastes incredibly fresh like coffee beers should. I don't think this will get better over time but you never know. My new favorite Fulton offering, by a long shot!

mnphish, Mar 03, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +6.8%

Dark, opaque black pour with a deep mocha head that dissipates quickly without lacing. Heaps of delicious dark roasted coffee, dark malt and richly chocolate nose. Very inviting. Taste is an interplay of dark roasted malt, bitterness of a dark roast coffee and semi sweet chocolate. Strong coffee presence fades into a pleasant mildly sweet chocolaty finish. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel and a bit lighter than expected body. Between Worthy Adversary and War & Peace, Fulton is brewing some excellent imperial stouts if nothing else.

JackieTH, Apr 05, 2013
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War And Peace from Fulton Beer
94 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.