Worthy Adversary | Fulton Beer

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91
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411 Ratings
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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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by feloniousmonk on 03-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
411
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.01%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
90
For Trade:
6
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured out a jet-black color with a one-finger, brown head of foam. Sudsy lace.

S - It smelled roasty and chocolatey. Some coffee notes.

T - Roasty, dark chocolate, burnt molasses and rich coffee flavor. It tastes really great.

M - Crisp and smooth. A medium to full bodied stout.

O - This is a fantastic brew. Beginning to wish I brought one home to Missouri.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Grumpys. $5 for a mug of this seemed like a legit deal to me. I had seconds fo sho.

Pours a tan head. Color is pretty much black.

Aroma: A lot of coffee and chocolate. A nice amount of roast. Creamy and malty. Caramel with a bit of dark fruits/molasses mixed in.

Taste: A lot like the nose, but much more flavorful. The coffee flavors are awesome. I was quite surprised by how much flavor was actually here. A lot of chocolate and caramel with a little roast. Dark fruits again, but the malts are the highlights here.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry.

Overall, this beer needs to be seen on tap at more bars and this beer needs to remain this price. Anytime I see this at the bar, I will be buying it. Very impressive offering. This is one of those local hidden gems (thank you darkness).

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Warming, Sweet, Char, Even

Sometimes I don’t feel like drinking the Russian Imperial Stouts from my stash in the winter. This lovely beast hits hard with a one-two combo of sweetness and roasted/burnt maltiness. Then the alcohol lays down a mellowing warmth that I did not even notice until a few sips in. Everything is quite balanced in the finish, which makes me want to go in for another sip. An exceptional drink and a worthy adversary indeed.

STYLE: Russian Imperial Stout | ABV: 9.5% | AVAILABILITY: Seasonal

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #101 (JUN 2015)

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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12 out of 5 based on 411 ratings.
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