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War And Peace - Fulton Beer

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BA SCORE
94
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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 49
Gots: 40 | 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.

(Beer added by: mothman on 03-21-2010)
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Photo of Rutager
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
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 dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dfhhead25, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of mklisz
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mklisz, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Herky21
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Herky21, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

MattyG85, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

SpdKilz, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev -5.7%

bigbeers84, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

SpeedwayJim, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of josephwa
4/5  rDev -5.7%

josephwa, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of hardy008
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark black with a one finger tan foamy head, which quickly fades to a collar and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma has coffee, dark roasted malt, and some alcohol.

The taste has coffee, alcohol , dark roasted malt, and chocolate. There is a nice combination of sweetness from the chocolate and bitterness from the dark roasted malt and coffee. I just wish the alcohol was well hidden. The abv is 9.50 %, but it drinks like it is 11 - 12 %.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Nice smooth feel, but there is a fairly strong alcohol aftertaste. A good beer which would be better if the alcohol was better disguised.

hardy008, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
4.79/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Sludgeman, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of bcm75
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

bcm75, May 23, 2014
Photo of tbeq00
5/5  rDev +17.9%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of zeledonia
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

zeledonia, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Localdrinklax, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Dactrius, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

DarthGuitarHero, Feb 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Hopstout, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

kristougher, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

herman77, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Beerlover, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

DaftPatrick, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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War And Peace from Fulton Beer
94 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.