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The Worthy Adversary - Fulton Beer

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 37
Gots: 53 | 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:
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(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 03-29-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of zirkusaffe
4/5  rDev -3.4%

zirkusaffe, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of Mealhouse
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Mealhouse, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of WillRadar
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

WillRadar, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Finally had a chance to check this out on tap at the Fulton taproom before a Friday night Twins game. Been hearing about it for so long & it always eluded me. No longer. 95 degrees? Big black stout? Yes, thank you.

Pour is into a 10-12 ounce chalice & it purty as can be, dark & foamy. The nose runs to sweet malt & rough coffee, & there might be a sprig or two of chocolate mixed in, as well.

Worthy Adversary is indeed worthy of consideration. Even cold, the coffee in this one is titanic, slipping the bounds between roast & coffee & going straight to the bean. Chocolate fills in the void behind, & does a nice dance with the sweet malt. The combo leads to a smooth, silky mouthfeel behind the initial roughness that's just lovely.

This one lived up to the bookings - what a nice brew. I'd like to sit down with this one again when I wasn't inside a broiler getting cooked; it might be even better then. Very good stout.

maximum12, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of jera1350
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Solid black with a creamy layer of cocoa colored foam. Rich malt nose with some light vanilla bean and smoke. Deep malt flavor, smoke, molasses and vanilla. Nice complexity. Smooth and full bodied. This is an exceptionally easy to drink imperial stout. Very well done overall.

jera1350, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

eawolff99, May 30, 2012
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4/5  rDev -3.4%

DarthGuitarHero, May 04, 2012
Photo of Cooper
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Cooper, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of minneapolitanjim
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

minneapolitanjim, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of SweJon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

SweJon, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of Schlais
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Schlais, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of mothman
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

On tap at Grumpys. $5 for a mug of this seemed like a legit deal to me. I had seconds fo sho.

Pours a tan head. Color is pretty much black.

Aroma: A lot of coffee and chocolate. A nice amount of roast. Creamy and malty. Caramel with a bit of dark fruits/molasses mixed in.

Taste: A lot like the nose, but much more flavorful. The coffee flavors are awesome. I was quite surprised by how much flavor was actually here. A lot of chocolate and caramel with a little roast. Dark fruits again, but the malts are the highlights here.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry.

Overall, this beer needs to be seen on tap at more bars and this beer needs to remain this price. Anytime I see this at the bar, I will be buying it. Very impressive offering. This is one of those local hidden gems (thank you darkness).

mothman, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of herman77
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

herman77, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of will1256
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

will1256, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of edbeered
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%

Served on tap,this looks like a stout. It's an opaque black color, with a small brown head that quickly dissipates. the smell is faintly of malt and plums. The taste explodes off the tongue, with plums, chocolate, raisins, and coffee flavors blended together. The mouthfeel is rich, as a RIS should be. The drinkablity is hindered only by it's higher alcohol content. This is indeed a Worthy Adversary!

edbeered, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%

On tap at The Republic in Minneapolis, MN. Served in a 12 oz. standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pretty much pitch black with only a slight bit of brown color shining through the edges of the glass. About a finger of tan head that recedes into a thin patchy layer. A fairly good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet aroma of dark roasted malts with hints of caramel, chocolate, molasses, anise, and a little coffee. Also a light hint of dark fruit in the background. Hops are very faint. Smells pretty roasty and fairly strong.

Taste: A pretty big roasty and sweet taste of dark malts with some caramel and big notes of chocolate and molasses. Also some anise, coffee, and a little dark fruit. Light taste of earthy hops in the background provides some balance to the sweetness. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the heavier side but still goes down fairly easy. Carbonation is moderate. Creamy and moderately sticky and syrupy. No real alcohol heat felt.

Overall: A very good take on an imperial stout. Bold taste and fairly easy to drink for such a big beer.

MattyG85, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

fuzzcherry, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of FourBetter
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%

Poured from a growler into a german style beer mug.

A: Black squared. One finger of head, hung around a while.

S: Sweet aroma with coffee and molasses.

T: Taste didn't quite live up to the smell. Not offensive with coffee and licorice (rather than the molasses or coffee I was hoping for after the smell lured me in).

M: Heavy and more syrupy than I expected.

O: Average. Starts out good and let's you down just a little bit. I would drink again, but might look at other options if available.

FourBetter, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

FeelinSurley, Jan 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

FreshmanPour77, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Shango42, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

doucmehu, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

cmannes, Nov 17, 2011
The Worthy Adversary from Fulton Beer
92 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.