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Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by feloniousmonk on 03-29-2010

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3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours near black but I still call it dark brown. A thin, tan foaminess rises then settles quickly.

S-Surprisingly mild. It's also quite straightforward. I would like more intensity in the nose. Roast and chocolate with a bit of coffee.

T-Flavor definitely has more of the intensity I was hoping for. A solid amount of roastiness and bitter coffee. Some char and a bunch of bitter cocoa. Maybe some black licorice as well.

M-I want more body here. It's a tad too thin. Well carbonated and fairly bitter. A bit of heat.

O-Pretty decent. The flavors and aromas are right to style but they seem to not mix together as good as some. It's till a solid Russian Imperial Stout.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of rphoffman
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer for the first time yesterday at the Fulton Brewery. It was exceptional. It was served in a snifter, which was interesting and kind of charming. I noticed it looked a little thin, but the color was nice, very consistent, very dark, which I like. It smelled and tasted GREAT. It was not quite as thick as I was expecting, but very good. Very satisfying. The 9.5% ABV was noticeable, but it didn't hurt the flavor. I like a beer with some kick, so I loved that about it. All in all, one of my favorite beers, and something I will definitely enjoy many times again.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of TooGood
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mjpolzin
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decided to plow through an entire 750 ml bottle of this on Valentine's Day. It was a Christmas gift from my cousin. Otherwise this is a beer that I wouldn't be able to get in Wisconsin.

The pour into the glass was a little lighter in both consistency and color than some of the top end imperial stouts. The initial taste was very roasty but as I adjusted to that and it warmed, there were tastes of chocolate and dark fruits that started to come through. There was a slight harsh alcohol taste that would probably go away with some age on this beer.

A very good imperial stout but not spectacular.

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