War And Peace
Fulton Beer

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From:
Fulton Beer
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #199
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,307
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.31%
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
317
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 20, 2022
Added:
Mar 21, 2010
Wants:
  62
Gots:
  75
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: War & Peace is a Russian Imperial Stout aged with Peace Coffee's Guatemalan Organic Dark Roast. We measure out a pound of whole beans per barrel of beer and add it directly to our tanks, then allow it to infuse for nearly a week. It's a combination so natural, you may forget that stout and coffee once existed without each other.
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Rated: 4.09 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into a snifter. Guess the Beer of the Month people had a bigger bottle made. 2018 edition, had 1/20/19.

Pours near black and opaque, with a one and a half inch foamy head and a fair amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of coffee, espresso, chocolate, vanilla, malt, some molasses, an herbal and smoky aroma. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, light caramel, kind of an herbal flavor. Fair amount of hop/malt/both? bitterness. Smooth, creamy, a solid full body, well carbonated.

A solid coffee stout, one I would have again, with very good flavors and aromas. There’s nothing special or unique here, but it’s very enjoyable.
Feb 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by mikerieder from South Dakota

Jan 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Sep 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This new to me brew pours a
rugged blackish brown with a very nice head of brown foam that
settles to a thick ring, and thin layer with some excellent lacing with
each sip. Nose of dark coffee, dark cocoa, char, and touches of
cream and brulee. Flavors nail it! Rich coffee, dark bakers chocolate,
and char dance about wafting layers of vanilla and cream with loads
of dark roasted malt and a hint of herbal bittering hops. Excellent
mouth feel; full body, smooth, rich, light carbonation, and a robust
roasted finish that lets one know they are enjoying a fine stout.

Overall----EXCELLENCE!

Cheers
Jun 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by travelguy from Ohio

May 29, 2019
 
Rated: 2.67 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by jglipschultz from Minnesota

May 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle. 2017 vintage.
Black colored body, with garnet colored back lit highlights. Half a finger of light tan head, which slowly recedes to a thin cap and ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, and still expresses the influence of the coffee infusion.
Taste of dark roasted malts and the dark roast coffee. Slight toffee and chocolate here, and a bit of prune, but mostly the coffee. Minimal bitterness in the after taste.
Fuller mouth feel. Smooth texture. Good carbonation.
A really good coffee infused stout. It makes me feel like I will be buzzed for awhile (from the coffee). Not complex but well blended.
Apr 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a single-serve into a stout glass...

Pours dark, just shy of black and opaque. Pours just a tad thin for the style. Excellent two-finger tan head that quickly subsides in favor of good lacing.

The aroma is simple but classic, straight, and proper for the style. Roasted malts are delivered by coffee and chocolate in equal measure, with the chocolate providing a bit of nuance, with semi-sweet chips and chocolate cake batter both present. Just a hint of herbal/anise aroma.

The flavor skews a bit more bitter initially, than the nose, with plenty of astringent char, and dark/baker's chocolate flavors. However, the brew is well-balanced, particularly as it warms and opens, with plenty of "malt" counterpoint, even with the toasted grain notes. The booze is not as well-hidden as the best of the style, but it is present as a "warming" not a "burning" note.

The mouthfeel is rather thin for the style, but the carbonation level is excellent and the brew finishes well.

This is my favorite Fulton offering. It is a solid RIS that checks all of the boxes, particularly on the aroma front, even if it doesn't "wow" across the board.
Feb 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jan 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Giggy from Michigan

Dec 15, 2018
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Reviewed by MonicaAJC from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Rich, burnt aroma & flavor. Beautiful black color. Negligible head and carbonation (surely ok for some, but not for me). Part of me rebels at the deep charred character. But I go back to try again! It’s a love-hate thing.
Dec 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by krl2112 from Illinois

Dec 05, 2018
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Reviewed by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle, enjoyed in a snifter.

Jet black, quick receding 1 inch mocha head. No lacing. Strong dark roast coffee, dark fruit and cocoa on the nose and palate. Not a complex beer but simply and flavorful. Mouthfeel is a tan thin but still works. Light, weakish carbonation. Very coffee forward with subtle sweetness. I enjoyed it and will gladly revisit.
Dec 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Nov 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by cmsfish from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.55 by sjjn from California

Oct 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Oct 13, 2018
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my snifter. The beer pours a dark coffee brown color with minimal beige creamy textured foam. This foam begins fading quickly to a thin wispy island and narrow edge layer.
The aroma is dark fruit with some molasses and brown sugar and a bit of roasted malt note. I also get a little bit of anice mixed in on the nose. The first sip reveals an average body with slightly slick mouthfeel and fine spacious carbonation.
The flavor is roasted malt, molasses and some dark chocolate. I get a little anice and some brown sugar mmidway through and a lingering roast quality after the swallow.
The booze is well hidden for 9.5% and hops are absent.
A nice imperial stout that is very drinkable and roasty. Worth a try.
Sep 29, 2018
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: black body with a little bit of brown around the edges; head is a finger of frothy dark-tan foam; a darn good-looking beer.

Smell: very roasty and a little sweet. It's got a bit of vegetal character that seems to show up in roastier beers, but overall it's quite nice.

Taste: rich, roasty and tasty. The depth of flavor isn't huge, but it's a very capable and tasty imperial stout.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a slightly thin carbonation and not a lot of creaminess for the style. However, it's got an insane smoothness that makes up for its lack of creaminess and then some. Great!

Overall: I quite like this beer. It's not crazy complex or anything, but it's a good quaff.
May 23, 2018
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Smell is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste follows nose with the addition of fig and prune this mixes well with the malts and coffee vert tasty. A hoppy stout with a roasty finish.
May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by dubnation from Kansas

Apr 15, 2018
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hello Fulton Beer. The brewer is new to me and I am pretty happy that I bought this and another big stout from them. This is a style I love, and a great take on it.

It opens black and not very fizzy. Opaque. The aroma is malty, hoppy, coffee. The taste is a great roasty bitter experience, with tons of coffee flavor, perfectly complementing the thick stout. It sits on your tongue with a pile of well used calories. Alcohol is there, but the taste is overwhelmed by the roasty malts and coffee.

Highly recommended. Well crafted brew.
Mar 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2018
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small khaki head that fades leaving solid retention and lacing. The aromas are solid, but pretty subtle and mild. Subtle hints of chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Some dark fruits. The coffee aromas are mild and hard to pick up. The flavors are bolder than the nose. Solid bitterness. Solid roasted characteristics. Lots of chocolate. More hints of caramel. The coffee doesn't steal the show, but it's noticeable, especially in the finish. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a pretty solid stout. I like it. The coffee might not be super aggressive, but it's definitely there. So even though it's not the craziest "coffee imperial stout", in my opinion, it's still a pretty good imperial stout. It's fun to drink and possibly even better than my "numerical score" might indicate.
Mar 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by akopczyk from Ohio

Mar 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by bcsbeer from Florida

Mar 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by jewellrunner from Missouri

Feb 27, 2018
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Reviewed by jakecattleco from California

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle of unknown age into a tulip glass.

L: Pours jet black with 1+ finger of medium density tan head with good retention.

S: Nose, as expected, very heavy on the roasted attributes. Roasted coffee and roasted barley. Some subtle chocolate contributes as the beer warms.

T: Follows the nose well, perhaps greater prominence of the chocolate versus what comes through on the nose, hints of burnt caramel. Finishes with plenty of bitterness, lingers on the palate a bit with a drying effect.

F: Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, lively on the tongue, some burn from the carbonation and perhaps the ABV.

O: A very nice coffee stout. I'd definitely get it again, but wouldn't necessarily seek it out.
Feb 25, 2018
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