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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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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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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-07-2013 21:27:37 | More by MNPikey
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iHeartMNBeer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-05-2013 04:24:35 | More by iHeartMNBeer
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-01-2013 01:51:39 | More by nmann08
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-29-2013 16:52:37 | More by CCutch
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-29-2013 12:44:57 | More by TheKOshow
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml etched bottle with no date

look is a very dark brown/black with slight cola edges. small head fades to a long lasting mocha film. smell is coffee beans, oats, chocolate, red ale. taste is dry cocoa powder, spicy hops, bitter roasted coffee. low carbonation, hot alcohol, smooth smooth smooth and heavy.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 06:25:07 | More by jimmah120
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Capped 750ml from Aaron (thanks!) split into tulips with my brother.

A: Opaque black, light tan head with some lacing left behind.

S: Not quite in-your-face coffee (this bottle has a touch of age on it but not much), still nice underlying coffee/espresso notes with some darker caramel and malty sweetness. Hints of mocha too.

T: Follows the nose, coffee and espresso beans, some chocolate and roast, dark malt, again more underlying caramel as it warms.

MF: Creamier, medium-to-full body as it warms. More residual sweetness combined with lots of coffee bitterness.

O: A solid marriage of coffee and stout. Drinkable, with more than one thing going one, this beer has just enough sweetness to offset a big coffee presence.. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 14:05:33 | More by Scotchboy
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into an unbranded snifter/short stemmed tulip

Pours a viscous opaque black with an slight beige one and half finger head. Great retention, some splotchy lacing here and there. The nose is strong and bold: strong espresso, some dark fruit, and roasted malt. Espresso, bitter bakers chocolate, and hints of dark fruit with some booziness, bitter coffee and bittering hops on the finish. Low carbonation, big slick and slightly syrupy full body with creamy accents. This is a solid beer, however it also serves as a perfect example of how coffee doesn't always make a beer better. Although the coffee addition accents the roastiness of the base beer (Worthy Adversary) it also overwhelms the wonderful dark fruit flavors that the base beer delivers. In this case, the coffee actually creates a less complex brew when compared to the base beer. War and Peace is certainly a solid variant and enjoyable, however I'd take the infinitely more complex Worthy Adversary over this variant if given a choice.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 03:37:09 | More by chanokokoro
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-10-2013 12:44:29 | More by BMart
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MADPolo

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-07-2013 17:19:18 | More by MADPolo
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-29-2013 17:17:29 | More by FreshmanPour77
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will1256

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-22-2013 00:38:16 | More by will1256
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Steimie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-22-2013 00:08:49 | More by Steimie
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-20-2013 15:50:35 | More by roostor07
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-20-2013 05:56:43 | More by MN_Beerticker
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I've been wanting to try this for a while, and now that it's in bottles that makes it much easier. First and only bottling so far. Tasted 6 April 2013.

Pours black and sludgy, thick, opaque. One finger of mocha tan head, good retention, decent lacing. A rougher pour yields two big fingers of head, longer retention, and much more substantial lacing.

Smell is nice, woody coffee. It's delicate but potent, and fully covers almost any stout presence in the smell. The only hint I get of the base is a woody roast and faint sweetness. Good, but I want more stout in it.

Taste is good. A rich, moderately sweet stout with a coffee topping. Molasses, nicely roasted (meaning not overdone) coffee grounds. Solid, but not amazing. The flavors are pretty well integrated, and hmm, kinda interesting. But falls way short of the top coffee imperial stouts like, for example, Speedway. I want more stout richness, more varied flavors, and for the coffee to bring more to the beer.

Feel is just a little odd. Not exactly thin, not exactly flat, but not working well for me. Oily. The carbonation takes a long time to build, and when it does, it takes longer to subside than I want it to. It's like everything is missing it's cue by a half-second.

This is a good beer. But as imperial stouts go, I don't find it to be anything special. Sweet, tasty, and the integration of the coffee is well-done. But somehow it's not adding up to wowing me.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 06:39:29 | More by zeledonia
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joh02034

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-19-2013 00:28:11 | More by joh02034
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-18-2013 18:27:29 | More by PieOhMy
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Flapinux

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-16-2013 20:06:15 | More by Flapinux
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-14-2013 05:23:29 | More by YalovaIA
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big 750 ML bottle. I've found in general that Fulton's stuff on-tap is really good, in 12 oz. bottles mediocre, & in big bottles much better. Hope they get their full brewery up & running sooner rather than later, 'cause they make some good stuff. Split with my wife, pre-April snowstorm.

Pour is black-on-black with gobs of the fizzy stuff; big pop on opening. Nose is more espresso than coffe with big-dick coffee notes along with a rich sweetness from the notes, almost leaning into chocolate. Ha.

War & Peace bring a cold, cold bench press. Coffee notes are surprisingly tame at first, but build sip after sip like a good salsa. Tangled up like an Accounting Director's diction with the roast, so one can't tell where the malt starts & the coffee begins. Quarks of sweet malt & chocolate appear faster than the human taste buds can detect before vanishing. High note might be that this is very easy to sip fo' a big stout.

I like my coffee beers with something going on other than coffee - this is a one-note tuba. Coffee, roast, coffee, & more roast; would be nice to have something else going on, though what it does, it does well. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 02:36:50 | More by maximum12
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-09-2013 13:19:56 | More by comfortablynirm
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Garage Series with no freshness dating on the bottle.

A= Pours a super thick black color with a nice thin skin of head on it that rises and falls fast to a thin ring around the glass.

S= The aroma is heavy coffee and chocolate. Quite a nice vanilla sort of aroma with some really great roastyness.

T= The taste is a great coffee flavor with a really nice imperial stout roastyness. It's really just a solid imperial stout. Really easy to drink and smooth. The coffee bitterness isn't overbearing but it makes itself known. A really smooth drinker and an excellent addition to the Fulton bottle line.

M= Super smooth and thick.

O= I've had this once before that was randalled through mint and chocolate chips. That beer was mind blowing. The base for it is no suprise. This is an excellent beer. Seek this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 23:34:38 | More by jjanega08
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Treebs

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle served in a Jester King Chalice. Shared in line at KBS.

A: Pours a dark black color with a tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Roasted malts with a ground coffee bean note. Mild hints of sweet espresso with some pale sweet oats and a little dark fruits. Unsweetened chocolate as well.

T: Heavily roasted malts with espresso bean sweetness. Bitter coffee grounds with a mild dark fruit character. Some chocolaty notes as well.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Bitter and roasty finish.

O: Solid offering, although I prefer Worthy Adversary to this beer. The coffee bean was a little too bitter for my liking and needed another level of complexity to put this in the upper echelon of coffee beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 14:20:07 | More by Treebs
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, opaque black pour with a deep mocha head that dissipates quickly without lacing. Heaps of delicious dark roasted coffee, dark malt and richly chocolate nose. Very inviting. Taste is an interplay of dark roasted malt, bitterness of a dark roast coffee and semi sweet chocolate. Strong coffee presence fades into a pleasant mildly sweet chocolaty finish. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel and a bit lighter than expected body. Between Worthy Adversary and War & Peace, Fulton is brewing some excellent imperial stouts if nothing else.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 00:59:44 | More by JackieTH
War And Peace from Fulton Beer
94 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.