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War And Peace - Fulton Beer

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BA SCORE
94
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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 49
Gots: 39 | 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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
War And Peace from Fulton Beer
94 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.