War And Peace | Fulton Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States
fultonbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by mothman on 03-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,465
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
381
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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62
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Ratings: 381 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of flagmantho
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of dubnation
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.24/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of madelf66
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.24/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance – Thin layer of head over a clear nearly opaque brown body.

Aroma – Chocolate, dark fruits, figs, light roasted undertones, slightly sweet.

Taste – Strong roasted malt, bitter, burnt coffee and charred barley.

Mouthfeel – Full, slick yet it coated my tongue and hung on.

Overall – Too burnt for my liking.

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Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdog
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Black, big brown head.

Smell: Black coffee.

Taste: Lots of black coffee, transitioning to more mocha flavored as it warmed. Full feel.

Overall: Worthy Adversary has been a favorite but hadn't tried War and Peace. I prefer the non-coffee Worthy Adversary. The coffee just overwhelms the base beer here instead of complementing it. It's still good, just buries the base beer when the base beer could really contribute a lot.

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Photo of zeff80
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Nice roasted coffee flavor with chocolate, toffee and caramel.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Scooter131313
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of colts9016
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer is suffering confusion, is it a RIS or imperial coffee stout. A very hard pour produced a weak one finger head. The head lacks retention and fizzles away quickly. The light tan head is airy and creamy. Sadly the head left no visible signs on the glass. The color of the beer is dark brown and opaque.

A strong coffee aroma emits from the beer. The coffee is a dark roast coffee with notes of floral. Additional aromas in the beer are dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, wood, yeast, burnt sugar, and molasses.

The flavors of the beer are dark roasted malts, burnt sugar, molasses, dark roasted coffee, yeast, wood, dark chocolate, floral, and a char note.

The mouthfeel is viscous and chewy. The body of the beer is full, the carbonation is medium, and a long finish.

I enjoy the full bodied coffee flavors in the beer. This beer is not a RIS, but more an Imperial Stout with coffee. I appreciated the bold coffee and the additional flavor profile in the beer. This beer is better than average.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 381 ratings