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
Ratings:
344
Reviews:
75
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
63
For Trade:
6
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one impressive coffee stout. Brewed with chocolate malt and conditioned on whole bean Peace coffee, the aromas and taste of dark chocolate and espresso dominate without overwhelming. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Excellent beer!

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Photo of Akeah
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jmh21
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cfred371
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed last April, and let it sit in my cellar.
Look: War and Peace pours a semi viscous dark brown, almost black, but the edges show signs of brown when put to a light. The head is a dark tan, what head shows up. Swirling does yield head though.

Smell: Straight forward coffee, but slightly muted, and I'm guessing that's due to aging. After swirling, chocolate makes an appearance as well.

Taste: coffee, chocolate, and a roasted malt finish. The taste is better than the smell, not an easy accomplishment usually.

Feel: Medium full to full bodied, some carbonation in there, and a finish that isn't especially dry. Good stuff.

Overall: Fresh, I remember not liking this, but after revisiting this beer I would definitely pick up another four pack. The taste and mouthfeel stand out to me.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Demi
3.27/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

what a fantastic beverage! one of the best i have had from fulton, and thats saying something because these guys are killing it! imperial stout with coffee, aged on the beans not brewed and blended, pretty neat way to use the coffee, and as a result of this method the beer retains the earthy sweet roasty nature of the beans without it being broken down or watered down by grinding or brewing or whatever, more whole, more complete flavor and aroma from the coffee, but built in here seamlessly with the dark roasted barley malt and the bitter low end here, impressively deep. very little sweet malt in the middle, stays roasty all the way through. some warming alcohol, but i like it, its like a hug. lots of body, loads of coffee all the way through this, dark chocolate notes, burnt something, smooth though, very flavorful, a perfect snowy sunday morning beer, but pretty good in the fall too. fulton, at least in my mind, has risen to the top of the local beer scene here, everything they make is awesome, some of it very creative, and pretty affordable too. huge fan of these guys and of this beer!

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richter525
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pdb
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

War And Peace from Fulton Beer
4.21 out of 5 based on 344 ratings.
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