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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Fulton War and Peace is a Russian Imperial Stout conditioned with whole bean Peace Coffee in the fermentation tank. It’s an epic work of beer, but unlike the novel, this beer is brief and fleeting, appearing just once a year in February. Historic quantities of chocolate malt and roast barley clash over a field of dark roast Peace Coffee beans. Like Tolstoy’s masterpiece, it may take some time to finish and require some thought along the way. But by the end, we think you’ll find yourself better for the effort.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours deep black/brown with huge dark tan head. If you want a coffee stout, this is it. With whole coffee beans in the cask, the beer is literally coffee, with some beer flavor. Aroma is big chocolate and darkly roasted coffee. Taste is like drinking a huge dark roast coffee, with some chocolate, toffee, and a huge bitter finish from the coffee. Easily the best coffee stout I’ve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (8664) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
66cl bottle @THT. No head. No carbonation. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. Very nice indeed

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8324) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a large brown head. A big sweet milky coffee nose. Very sweet, lactose, huge milky coffee, some dark fruit. Vanilla. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Very nice beer said Tom. .. pours a bit black . . mild foam, spots of solid lacing .. . good coffee presence .. . mild yet full at the same time- i could drink a couple bottles of this lickety split! .. . . She checks the microwave for lightbulbs now.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Aunt MP via rare beer club. Pours a deep brown body with thin lace. Nose is sweet chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is full bodied with notes of light roast, sugar, lactose, hops and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7349) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
750ml bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some thin, creamy, beige head. Nose of coffee, malt, toast, cracker, vanilla bean, cookie. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee with cream, nuts. Full, sweet, slightly boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6926) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared at Kentucky Brunch Release (Decorah, IA). Pours a deep dark opaque blackish hue, a frothy tannish head dies to a frothy film, laces ok. Aromas are stark coffee, toast, roast. Some mellow dark cocoa, toffee, and roast. Some vanilla, gentle oak, the spirit doesn’t show up much. Initial is thicker but not full, good rich coffee, roast and toast. Touches of toffee, toast, espresso. Middle is big coffee, java, some oak. Really nice rich coffee presence, cocoa and dark cocoa is mellow. Backend is roasty, big coffee, mellow oak. A faint waft of spirit. Pretty inviting for coffee lovers, touch of spice and heat as we finish up. Cocoa, some thickness, vanilla and a touch tannic. Cocoa, whiskey, rich espresso finish. A really well put together beer. Mellow oak, could use a touch more barrel element but the coffee is rich and the experience is synergenic. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate and slight green pepper. Chocolate and malt flavor with coffee and vanilla before a silky smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6588) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium creamy tan head, dissipates leaving nice residual and lacing. Aroma is super roasty, mocha, cold press coffee, cocoa, hint of green pepper. Flavor is light plus sweet,, medium plus bitter, lots of coffee and roast, light green pepper not really a major distraction though. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. A hint of heat.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle, great black pour with strong lacing foam, coffee chocolate espresso aroma, flavor has some green coffee , mushroom, earthy metallic, bitter harsh finish


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