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Worthy Adversary | Fulton Beer

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413 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

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Added by feloniousmonk on 03-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,163
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
413
pDev:
8.01%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
91
Trade:
7
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 413 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of Mdodge8837
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours thick, viscous, ebony. Dark khaki head and lace. 4.75

Aroma is a blend of dark chocolate and dark stone fruit. Touch of solvent booze. Creamy sweetness. 4

First half of the palate works just fine, although treading lightly as far as flavor. I get dark chocolate and plums like the nose. Mid-palate things start to go awry. Heavy, rubbing alcohol booze pushes in and floods the tongue in such a way as to practically sterilize my palate. I have to take a break and see if some warmth does this any good. Annnnd, yes, this fills out a bit and the liquor recedes. The roasted malt character develops a bit more character and flavor.

I still find this a bit hot. Solvent-like. It interrupts from the creaminess and makes this less smooth than desirable. 3.5

Good but a bit disappointing. I would expect a cleaner drinker here.

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Photo of kguard
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Homebrew
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jasonth123
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evilyak
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

looks like it should. smells roasty and tastes sweet. 9.5% is noticeable here - not overwhelming but the booze ain't shy. mouth is a bit viscous and rich.

i'd hit it again.

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Photo of NorthSideSean
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donnie_vendetta
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drpimento
3.12/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad. Very bitter with a little lingering sweetness. Some medicinal qualities under the cocoa, black patent, hint of molasses. Little out of balance on the bitter side for me.

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Photo of Rawwie
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter. Obsidian with a thin 1 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 dark fruit. Bitter chocolate, caramel, toffee provide a nice sweetness followed by some bitter hops. Flavor of bold bitter chocolate, dark fruit, more bitter coffee and some woodiness. The middle finds the sweetness of caramel and it finishes with a bit of hops. Creamy, rich and smooth with thick body. Great RIS and it reminds me of GD Yeti.

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Photo of CJCouillard
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zekeman17
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Wer34truh
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color, with a small head which dissipates quickly.

Smells very much the style, with a chocolate nose, and some stingy coffee aroma as well. Has some not-so-minor smoked tones as well.

Taste is predominately chocolate, with a substansial amount of molasses which adds some bitterness. Despite this, it's quite sweet, which adds welcome nuance in the taste. Mouthfeel is quite light, and it's quite easy to drink overall.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drinkzumbeer
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap in a 12oz tulip glass. Incredible nose of dark chocolate and roasted malts. The palate hits you with an extremely creamy mouth feel that is loaded with roasted coffee, burnt malts and a hint of molasses. A nice pleasant warming sensation on the finish, but is not boozy what so ever even at the impressive 9.5% alcohol. I have to pick up a 4-pack soon to keep me warm in these brutally cold Minnesota winters.

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Photo of MooseBoose
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Worthy Adversary from Fulton Beer
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 413 ratings
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