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War And Peace - Fulton Beer

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BA SCORE
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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 49
Gots: 36 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

azdback, Mar 16, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to JebSinger for this one. Relatively fresh bottle, so I am excited to crack it open.
So, this pours a legit pitch black. A tan head dissapates pretty quickly. Leaving no lacing, which I found surprising. First sniff is a big boozy one. With hints of roastiness.
Mouth feel is chewy, but not overly so. Like it has the feel you expect from a RIS, BUT, it leaves a clean feel, unlike similar beers.
Taste is pretty impressive. Right up front, a nice roasted coffee flavor. Strong, but not over baring, but slightly bitter. A sweetness then rolls to the side of your tongue. A little bit of smokiness then comes in the aftertaste. Overall, it mixes really well together. Nothing over powers anything else. Not overly z sweet like some RIS, nor pointlessly bitter from the roast or over hopping.
Great beer grab it for a nice, 8 degree night

PSUDREW, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

striker2160, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

seangibbs60, Feb 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Herky21, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Dave2234, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

AnalogErik, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

MITCHELLMPLS, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mmulebarn, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

XmnwildX12, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Josh. Thanks dude! Served in a snifter.

A - Tan foam settles to a collar, partial cap, and tiny specks of lacing. Black body with a glint of brown at the edges of the glass.

S - It's definitely coffee-infused, with supplemental notes of roast, dark chocolate, and caramel. The combination of coffee and sweetness definitely has it verging towards 'double-double' territory rather than straight black coffee.

T - Coffee is a bit more faded in the flavor profile (not sure when this bottle was released). Malt and grain character emerges, with flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, a light dash of molasses, and a hint of smoke.

M - Chewy, sticky, medium-full body, with a light grittiness in the finish and a low level of lingering stickiness. Minimal alcohol presence.

D - A serviceable medium-high ABV coffee stout that is pretty easy to down for the style. I've been slightly underwhelmed by the Fulton offerings I've had; solid beers, no doubt, but not consistent with the high ratings I've seen. Would try this again on-tap if I knew it was fresh, but wouldn't actively seek it out.

MasterSki, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

Alieniloquium, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Rutager, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 10/12/13

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, borderline black - pours with a small, light tan head, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Coffee beans with a side of ground coffee - tons of coffee with some dark chocolate - dark malts, chocolate malts - some dark caramel and ... nah, who am I kidding? This is all about the coffee

Taste: Chocolate covered coffee beans, or chocolate covered espresso beans, I'm not going to pretend to know the difference - tons and tons of coffee, and it's nice - some dark chocolate, and chocolate malts - some dark caramel and some sweet malts - very roasty (have I mentioned the coffee?), with some nice burnt malts - medium level of bitterness, mostly from the coffee)

Mouthfeel: More or less a full body, low carbonation, very smooth, kind of oily finish (in a coffee-like way)

Overall: War and RIP in Peace

So much coffee. And I'd describe this as a good thing. I wouldn't describe this as an IRS. It's all about the coffee. It's definitely tasty though.

angrybabboon, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to KWMiles/Minnesotaryan for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Black with a small tan head. Drops to a small collar. Leaves splotches and wisps of cap. No lacing. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Yup, coffee. Deeply roasted malts with a ton of roasted coffee. Burnt with some char. A ton of cocoa and bitter chocolate. Baker's chocolate. Negligible hop influence. It's all about the coffee and the crazy roasted malt profile. Coffee is nutty with some brighter citrus notes. Burn it so good.

Taste: Oh hey, coffee. Roasted coffee beans with none of the acrid bitterness. Smooth roasted profile with a hefty burnt and charred malt. Coffee dominates the flavor pushing some nutty elements over a crazy amount of cocoa and baker's chocolate. Women underlying malt sweetness, but it's really about the roast. Some hints of vanilla in the back. Hops have a mild herbal and citrus push.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth on the sip. A touch dry from the crazy roasted profile.

Overall: Dostoevsky Sparknotes.

Loaded with coffee andnburntnroasted malts. Charred, but Unlike it.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 13, 2013
War And Peace from Fulton Beer
93 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.