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War And Peace - Fulton Beer

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 40
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
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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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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -29.6%

09-29-2012 04:32:43 | More by NilocRellim
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biniek13

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-04-2012 21:18:19 | More by biniek13
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FourBetter

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2012 15:59:53 | More by FourBetter
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.4%

04-30-2012 02:26:03 | More by jcjerabek
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baerb69

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-21-2012 23:05:57 | More by baerb69
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Shango42

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-19-2012 22:23:40 | More by Shango42
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2012 16:47:58 | More by doucmehu
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-03-2012 15:07:00 | More by eawolff99
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birchstick

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
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).

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 04:02:36 | More by birchstick
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 04:20:22 | More by MattyG85
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.4%

03-11-2012 16:38:33 | More by dsuedbeck
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MplsMel


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-08-2012 23:00:03 | More by MplsMel
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
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

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 01:15:32 | More by brentk56
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Cstromberg57

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-02-2012 02:57:00 | More by Cstromberg57
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-29-2012 19:56:43 | More by bigbeers84
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herman77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-19-2012 20:59:37 | More by herman77
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -16%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-19-2012 02:40:29 | More by TheDudeRules
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-08-2012 20:56:30 | More by Ungertaker
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-12-2011 18:22:04 | More by tbeq00
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

12-03-2011 22:51:21 | More by sacrelicio
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DoctorRock

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: cask

04-08-2011 02:16:21 | More by DoctorRock
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cmannes

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: cask

04-08-2011 01:22:14 | More by cmannes
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Snow81

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
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!

Serving type: cask

02-01-2011 01:39:36 | More by Snow81
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at 2010 Firkin Fest

This is their Worthy Adversary with peace coffee

Pours a small fizzy head. Color is a dark brow, near black.

Aroma: Rich coffee right in your face. Chocolate, roasted matls. Some earthy hops as well. A very nice RIS.

Taste: Coffee, dark coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and sweet, bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Very bittersweet, smooth, and refreshing for a stout. Low carbonation with a full body. Ends roasted with coffee, dry.

Overall, very solid RIS. I am really enjoying this and it is very drinkable. I was told they won't be brewing it again until next winter so I won't get to drink it until then. Worth a try for sure!

Serving type: cask

03-21-2010 21:22:43 | More by mothman
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War And Peace from Fulton Beer
94 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.