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The Worthy Adversary - Fulton Beer

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92
outstanding

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%


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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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an opaque black (no light comes through with backlighting) with 1/2 inch dark mocha head that quickly recedes. (4.5)
S: Dark roasted caramel malt, chocolate malt, fig and other dark dried fruit, and a whiff of grassy hops. (4)
T: Dark bitter chocolate, dark roasted caramel malt, spicy rye, toasted grains, and grassy hops. Excellent balance and solid complexity. Dark dried fruit emerges with warming. (4.5)
M: Medium-heavy feel and full-bodied. Starts bittersweet and fairly smooth, then shifts and finishes dry and bitter. Slightly sticky sweet feel. (4)
D: Not as in-your-face as a lot of RISs out there...which in my book is a good thing. The ABV is a bit restrained 9.5% which avoids the overpowering boozy blast that can occur. A very solid brew...definitely recommended. (4.5)

1/16/14:
A: Poured on-tap into tulip. Pours an opaque black with a thin dark mocha head that quickly recedes.
S: Amazing mix of smooth dark chocolate, bourbon, charred wood, and toasted grains. Hint of dark caramel malt and grassy hops.
T: Dark bitter chocolate, rye whiskey, charred wood, spicy hops, and a hint of vanilla. Dark dried fruit emerges with warming.
M: Medium-heavy feel. Smooth with a bit of creamy and bitter aspects. Dry and moderately bitter finish. Sticky sweet feel.
D: Excellent drinkability especially for style. The ABV of 9.5% hits the sweet spot. Good complexity and excellent balance. Highly recommended...seek it out!

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 05:41:37 | More by mwilbur
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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

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-22-2014 20:01:19 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-19-2014 16:10:38 | More by BMos
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-18-2014 04:00:19 | More by oso
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-17-2014 06:53:22 | More by Localdrinklax
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-15-2014 20:44:37 | More by TooGood
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-14-2014 16:33:05 | More by KarlHungus
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-09-2014 02:00:39 | More by bigbeers84
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-04-2014 19:47:28 | More by ATK
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-04-2014 16:04:47 | More by seangibbs60
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beerguy23

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-04-2014 00:31:40 | More by beerguy23
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-25-2014 20:11:33 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decided to plow through an entire 750 ml bottle of this on Valentine's Day. It was a Christmas gift from my cousin. Otherwise this is a beer that I wouldn't be able to get in Wisconsin.

The pour into the glass was a little lighter in both consistency and color than some of the top end imperial stouts. The initial taste was very roasty but as I adjusted to that and it warmed, there were tastes of chocolate and dark fruits that started to come through. There was a slight harsh alcohol taste that would probably go away with some age on this beer.

A very good imperial stout but not spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 03:09:06 | More by mjpolzin
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No date that I could find.

A: Thick black pour. Tall, dense medium brown head. Head fades out slowly with quite good retention. Moderate thick splotchy lacing.

S: Big roasted malt character. Especially charry. Mild bitter, acrid coffee and cocoa. Touch of smoke and anise? Has an interesting chocolate milk aroma sometimes, almost with a lactose character (even though I believe this isn't a milk stout).

T: Strong, strong roasted malt character. Sweet milk chocolate up front with quite a bit of char. Turns into a bitter cocoa with a decent chunk of smoke. Touch of anise towards the finish. Finishes bitter with acrid coffee and baker's chocolate. Lingering smoky char and bitter coffee grinds.

M: Lower carbonation, heavy body. Thick and viscous.

O: A strong, sharp RIS for sure. Huge, borderline harsh roasted malt characteristics. Not overly boozy, just very bold flavors. Overall balanced, despite the strength. Really highlights roasted malts in general, no barrel aging or adjuncts. Still quite complex and delicious. I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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The Worthy Adversary from Fulton Beer
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