The Worthy Adversary - Fulton Beer
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3.56/5 rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and cookie dough aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice cookie dough aroma that makes the smell slightly better than the taste in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2013 22:08:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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
The Worthy Adversary from Fulton Beer
92 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.