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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: 41
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
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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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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-04-2014 13:04:31 | More by Herky21
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 04:20:22 | More by MattyG85
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 00:55:45 | More by SpeedwayJim
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-29-2012 19:56:43 | More by bigbeers84
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 03:15:16 | More by hardy008
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-12-2011 18:22:04 | More by tbeq00
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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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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-02-2012 16:25:25 | More by josephwa
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-26-2013 21:39:59 | More by dfhhead25
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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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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-14-2014 07:12:47 | More by Localdrinklax
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Hopstout

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-29-2013 03:33:11 | More by Hopstout
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2013 22:21:44 | More by Sludgeman
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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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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-06-2013 15:13:24 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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herman77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-19-2012 20:59:37 | More by herman77
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-23-2014 00:40:33 | More by bcm75
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-10-2014 12:37:03 | More by Dactrius
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-29-2013 02:38:01 | More by mmulebarn
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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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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

06-20-2013 22:07:13 | More by Beerlover
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 03:39:12 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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match1112

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-17-2013 20:23:14 | More by match1112
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Happy Gnome. Reviewing based on this experience, but I have had this 2x before. Had this side-by-side with FBS on tap.

A: Tap to tulip, 10oz. Pours nearly pitch black with less than a finger of fizzy mocha head, which doesn't stick around long and leaves a flat looking beer. Almost no lacing. Doesn't look

S: Strong chocolate and smooth, sweetened coffee up front fades into some typical imperial stout notes of molasses and deep roasted malt.

T: Rich, smooth and tasty chocolate covered coffee beans up front. The roastiness usually found in a heavy coffee stout is lacking, but in a good way. There is some nice chicory and molasses near the end, reminding me of the well made base stout.

M: There is a really nice smoothness to this beer. Carbonation is mild, but enough to keep things lively. Silky and smooth going down, very little bitterness and no odd aftertaste.

O: This is a fantastic beer, I have loved it every time I had it. Compared to a "gold standard" coffee stout in FBS, I personally prefer this sweeter, much less bitter-roasted take on the style. Will seek out again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2012 16:47:58 | More by doucmehu
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-23-2014 01:38:23 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
War And Peace from Fulton Beer
94 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.