War And Peace - Fulton Beer
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.29/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
10-14-2013 16:47:14 | More by Rutager
3.99/5 rDev -6.1%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer
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.
10-13-2013 03:42:01 | More by angrybabboon
3.63/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
10-13-2013 03:39:12 | More by Goblinmunkey7
District of Columbia
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.
10-03-2013 22:21:44 | More by Sludgeman
4.4/5 rDev +3.5%
Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.
Extended pour barely yields a wisp of dark mocha head that dissipates quickly. Beer is pitch black and super dense. Oily even. Lacing is sparse with average stick. Thick oily legs. Decent.
Big hints of iced mocha in the nose along with a sprinkling of smoked malt, chocolate, and cocoa powder. Aromatic and rich. Pretty straightforward though.
Opens rich chocolate, molasses, and robust coffee notes. Some light dark fruit, mocha and fudge towards the middle. Roasted and smoked malt complements the sweetness excellently. Ends sweet, molasses and more mocha. Not the most complex but the flavor is amazing. Aftertaste of iced coffee and chocolate. I'm very impressed by this one.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and rich in the mouth and goes down robust and slick. Finishes messy with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Perfect.
I'm not surprised at how good this is given the base beer is incredible. That being said, War and Peace is very impressive and certainly one of the top coffee imperial stouts I've come across. The balance is there and the feel is top notch... which is all I really need. Do yourself a favor and seek out this under-the-radar brew.
08-28-2013 00:55:45 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.51/5 rDev -17.4%
Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid cocoa and coffee presence in the aroma and flavor.
08-26-2013 15:27:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.23/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely thick and dark brown with just a skim of dark mocha head.
S: Dark caramel malt, licorice, medium roast coffee, oak, and bourbon.
T: Ah ha! Here's the coffee...nicely front and center...comes across here as an excellent dark roast. Dark chocolate malt, butterscotch, and a hint of spicy hops. With warming, vanilla and oak come forward.
M: A solid medium body feel. Smooth with a hint of coffee bitterness. Excellent, lingering coffee finish.
D: Excellent for style. Decently complex and much easier to drink than I had imagined. Seek it out!
08-24-2013 23:22:03 | More by mwilbur
War And Peace from Fulton Beer
94 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.