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Worthy Adversary | 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: Rotating

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Added by feloniousmonk on 03-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,162
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
413
pDev:
8.01%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
91
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 413 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of Shuga
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of logobot
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of googs509
3.56/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Libbey porter/stout glass.
Look - Motor oil in color. Tan head that starts out fluffy and settles quickly. No lacing to mention.
Smell - Molasses and chocolate. Whiff of roasted grains.
Taste - Hint of roasted malts and coffee bitterness. Mostly sweet. Chocolate with molasses finish.
Feel - Looks thicker than it feels. Slick and creamy.
Overall - Totally enjoyed this one. Nice morning stout for sure. Wish I lived closer to Fulton. Solid local brewery making equally solid beers.

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

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

Photo of Josholson666
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
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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Photo of tourdot
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of n2185
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of larryi86
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thank you garymuchow for this!
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Jet black with a two finger mocha head

S- Dark fruits, figs, creamy chocolate, caramel, faint roasted coffee, very rich.

T- Not as big or rich as the nose, dark fruit, dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee finish, molasses.

M- Smooth, medium body, carbonation is a light high.

O- Though the taste falls short compared to the nose this is still a well done stout. If Fulton ever does a bourbon barrel version I would love to it.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Demi
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jakemn91
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vukusich
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best RIS in the country.

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