The Worthy Adversary - Fulton Beer
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Reviews by UMNbeerhunter:
4.65/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Reviewed from notes taken at the Minneapolis Republic. Poured from the tap into a pint glass on 6/25/11.
Pours as dark as night with 2 fingers of mocha colored head that dissipates leaving little lacing but a thick oily resin on the glass. Just a wonderful presentation.
Smell is tons of roasted malt and chocolate as well as an awesome mix of coffee. As it warms this beer gets better and better, with tons of chocolate goodness. Great smell as well.
Taste is the same as the smell and just as great. Tons of sweet roasted malt and chocolate as well as some coffee flavors. Wow what can I say just awesome.
Mouthfeel is light to moderate... It looks smells and tastes like an Imperial stout and it even leaves a nice choco/coffee resin on the pallet but it has a very nice carbonation and is so lite as far as weight and density. It really makes you want to drink more and is refreshing even though you are getting slammed with taste. Top notch.
Overall this is one of the best Imperial Stout's that I have ever had. In fact it is now my favorite stout. Yes even more so then Darkness, Dark Lord, or Abyss and I absolutely love Abyss. I can't wait until Fulton starts bottling their beers. This is an absolutely must have if you are ever in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area.
Serving type: on-tap
06-26-2011 20:23:05 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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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
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
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
The Worthy Adversary from Fulton Beer
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