1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Worthy Adversary - Fulton Beer

Not Rated.
The Worthy AdversaryThe Worthy Adversary

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

233 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 03-29-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 233 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of billhelm
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of rphoffman
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

rphoffman, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

oline73, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -27.5%

mendvicdog, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

duceswild, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of NYCBUCKEYE
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

NYCBUCKEYE, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of ToadiesForCody
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ToadiesForCody, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of MJSawyer
4/5  rDev -3.4%

MJSawyer, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4/5  rDev -3.4%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of BMos
4/5  rDev -3.4%

BMos, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Localdrinklax
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Localdrinklax, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of TooGood
4/5  rDev -3.4%

TooGood, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of KarlHungus
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

KarlHungus, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of bigbeers84
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bigbeers84, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of ATK
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ATK, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of seangibbs60
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

seangibbs60, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of beerguy23
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

beerguy23, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Rudy
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Rudy, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Tricerahops
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Tricerahops, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev -3.4%

lupercmda, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of mjpolzin
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

mjpolzin, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Dope
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

Dope, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of refractor82
3/5  rDev -27.5%

refractor82, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of DantheMan75
4/5  rDev -3.4%

DantheMan75, Feb 02, 2014
The Worthy Adversary from Fulton Beer
92 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.