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The Worthy Adversary - Fulton Beer

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

226 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 36
Gots: 52 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Fulton Beer visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 03-29-2010)
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Reviews by JRdaSconnie:
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Year old 750mL bottle brought out for a going away party of a co-worker/fellow beer enthusiast. Poured into taster glasses after hours at our local brewpub.

A: Jet black, opaque with hint of weak coffee color along edges. Frothy buckskin head that falls into thin layer. Not much visible for carbonation.

S: Nice blend of roast, coffee-like malts, bready base malt, figs, overripe plums, and I pick up the anise/licorice too. Not boozy, no hops.

T: Similar to the nose, roasty without being abusive to the palate, base malt is more caramel now. Get some of the dark fruitiness again but as an undertone. Anise is there. Pleasing warmth and smooth finish.

M: Full but not heavy. I tend to like the viscous RIS's but this one works as is. Round mouthfeel that is balanced throughout only enhances the flavors. Not boozy but alcohol is there to cut the finish off clean.

O: Very pleasing RIS. Wish I could have had one to try young before this year old example. I would definitely buy again and age again. It is a very balanced beer that shows off what this great young brewery is capable of. Now I need to get some War & Peace to compare.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 01:05:46 | More by JRdaSconnie
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Tyecko

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-25-2014 15:29:23 | More by Tyecko
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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scottfrie

California

3.1/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a deep black with a couple fingers of dense dark brown head. The head slowly faded into a thick and lasting film that left streaks of thin lace down the glass.
S: Rich and potent notes of roasted malt, chocolate fudge, toasted nuts, roasted coconut, slight licorice, and boozy, hot, volatile alcohol.
T: Chocolate and roast dominates, with coconut, vanilla, caramel and fudge coming through in the finish. The aftertastes lingers forever with rich notes of chocolate, anise, and a bit of char. There's maybe a hint of roasted coffee in there as well. This beer is surprisingly bitter as well, and begins to become a chore to drink halfway through the bottle.
M: Medium body, soft carbonation, but the mouthfeel is boozy, hot, and definitely rough around the edges.
O: The anise, the bitterness, and the huge booze presence had it hard for me to love this beer. However, I think with a bit of age this would be fantastic. I could see what they were going for, it's just a bit rough around the edges.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 01:50:55 | More by scottfrie
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-12-2014 08:46:45 | More by zestar
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Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-30-2014 03:00:57 | More by dads_basement
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-30-2014 03:00:11 | More by cassieblake
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-27-2014 23:34:03 | More by TubaDan
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-19-2014 21:59:52 | More by Dave11899
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-19-2014 22:39:21 | More by Kenai4
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours near black but I still call it dark brown. A thin, tan foaminess rises then settles quickly.

S-Surprisingly mild. It's also quite straightforward. I would like more intensity in the nose. Roast and chocolate with a bit of coffee.

T-Flavor definitely has more of the intensity I was hoping for. A solid amount of roastiness and bitter coffee. Some char and a bunch of bitter cocoa. Maybe some black licorice as well.

M-I want more body here. It's a tad too thin. Well carbonated and fairly bitter. A bit of heat.

O-Pretty decent. The flavors and aromas are right to style but they seem to not mix together as good as some. It's till a solid Russian Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 22:42:08 | More by VelvetExtract
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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billhelm

Minnesota

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04-18-2014 14:26:37 | More by billhelm
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rphoffman

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer for the first time yesterday at the Fulton Brewery. It was exceptional. It was served in a snifter, which was interesting and kind of charming. I noticed it looked a little thin, but the color was nice, very consistent, very dark, which I like. It smelled and tasted GREAT. It was not quite as thick as I was expecting, but very good. Very satisfying. The 9.5% ABV was noticeable, but it didn't hurt the flavor. I like a beer with some kick, so I loved that about it. All in all, one of my favorite beers, and something I will definitely enjoy many times again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 02:28:33 | More by rphoffman
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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Maryland

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