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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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with one finger light brown head. Aroma is mostly coffee bean with a little chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is very coffee forward with some dark chocolate and malty sweetness, the finish is fairly bitter for the style, but it works with the rest of the beer. Overall this is a great beer, but there are a ton of stouts in this class that are readily available. I'll have a few in my fridge every release but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it. If you see it buy it because it's on par with other great shelf imperial stouts and I feel it's absolutely a killer deal at $12 a four pack.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdodge8837
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LambicLion
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ballenc
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours completely black, with no opacity, and with a rather small head.

Nose is full of sweet chocolate, and lactose. The coffee is emphasized in the bottle description, yet surprisingly little comes through in the nose. Still most excellent, but it smells more of a Milk/Sweet Stout than a Russian Imperial.

The taste is definitely more bitter than the smell, but I still find it more complex than 'just' being a coffee stout. All the taste elements of coffee are here, I just feel like War & Peace manages to emulate coffee not by making a beer that might be confused with coffee (like the Surly Coffee Bender), but by capturing the essence of coffee in beer form.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: pour black with a finger of brown head
S: sweet malt and dark fruit
T: again sweet malt, nice dark fruit notes and coffee. Very drinkable and well balanced.
F: medium thickness, very smooth.
O: what a nice surprise, pretty good stout.

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

Photo of vheissu15
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ri0
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter. Obsidian with a big 2.5 finger brown head. Minimal retention and a thin ring clings to the glass. Some spotty lacing on the glass. I pick up big roasty malts and massive aromas of dark coffee. The coffee smell is amazing and like a fresh ground bag. Also some bitter chocolate, caramel, toffee provide a nice sweetness. Flavor of bold espresso, with mocha, and dark chocolate. The middle finds the sweetness of caramel and it finishes with a bitter light fruity bite. Creamy, rich and smooth with thick body. Great RIS with an amazing espresso flavor.

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

Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OmahaKF
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smell is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and heavy soy sauce.

Taste is roast coffee with acidic bitterness, and hints of chocolate.

Overall, a good coffee stout, but not quite as well-blended with its flavors as some other coffee stouts I've had.

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Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

One of the better coffee beers I've had. Very heavy coffee stout flavor. Fairly viscous mouthfeel. Would love to see this barrel aged. Definitely would love to drink again.

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Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of target88
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gregy55902
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallertau
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ANiklaus
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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