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War And Peace - Fulton Beer

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94
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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 44
Gots: 35 | FT: 5
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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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Hopsiam14, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

cofeeguru, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Hopstout
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Hopstout, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of josephwa
4/5  rDev -5.9%

josephwa, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Samwhyz
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Samwhyz, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of JJWIGHT
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

JJWIGHT, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of tewaris
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by Dan, thanks!

Vanilla, chocolate and malt blend perfectly in the aroma. Woody and charred overtones in the taste but nothing overwhelming --- just right and very smooth. Chocolaty, roasty, a light bite but as I mentioned, smooth. Medium body and low carbonation makes for a great drinking experience. Glad to have tried it since I missed it when it was released!

tewaris, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -29.4%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of biniek13
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

biniek13, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of FourBetter
3.48/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bryant Lake Bowl. Poured into tall snifter type glass. Had two glasses.

A: Not quite oil black with a dark tan head. Head is less than a finger and dissipates quick taking some of the aroma with it. Not much lacing.

S: Coffee and some roasted malt.

T: Coffee, coffee and more coffee. Hint of chocolate, did not detect much molasses or toasty flavors. Coffee really dominated.

M: Pleasant texture. Not overly carbonated. Smooth and rich like a typical RIP should be.

O: A fine RIP. I expected a bit more layering. But if you're having trouble deciding between a cup of coffee and a stout.. this is your beverage. Would be interested to see what this would be like barrell aged. Might add some needed complexity.

FourBetter, May 17, 2012
Photo of jcjerabek
5/5  rDev +17.6%

jcjerabek, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of baerb69
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

baerb69, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Shango42
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Shango42, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev 0%

eawolff99, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of birchstick
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with a really nice chocolaty rim around the top of the glass. Nose is lots of coffee with some chocolates notes mixed in taste is similar. Starts off with tons of coffee that pretty much takes a hold of the pallet and doesn't let go, aside for some chocolate notes. Medium bodies with good carbonation. Really good coffee stout (I wouldn't call this an RIS).

birchstick, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
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
Photo of dsuedbeck
5/5  rDev +17.6%

dsuedbeck, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of MplsMel
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

MplsMel, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Cstromberg57, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev -5.9%

bigbeers84, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

herman77, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of TheDudeRules
3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought directly from the brewery. From a growler to my Southampton fishbowl.

Pours an opaque black. No denying it. Full two fingers of mocha head. It follows the exit signs and leaves the glass quickly. Was it something I said? I haven't seen an imperial with less lacing than this. We have a new leader.

Smell is coffee forward. Molasses and chocolate intertwine. Roast has a stake in the sniff too. Letting this mutha sit for a bit.... Picking up strong amounts of grain. Alcohol tinge. Doesn't burn my nose hairs, but it isn't appealing either. Swish the glass, coffee and roast come back to life.

First and foremost. I'm not getting the coffee I was wanting and hoping for here. Chocolate is the major player her. Dark chocolate, but not like a baker's chocolate. Zero bitterness. Roast is there but certainly not overpowering. For me this is pretty one dimensional.

Not very thick . Based on the appearance you would think so. Pretty creamy. Finishes smooth. Carbonation is perfect.

A good beer. Undecided as to whether I have let myself down, or this beer could vary batch batch. The base beer and the randallized version have opened new windows for me. This experience has been pretty ho hum. A good tick, but I would like to see the coffee take a more prominent role.

TheDudeRules, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Ungertaker
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Ungertaker, Jan 08, 2012
War And Peace from Fulton Beer
94 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.