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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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. Itís 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 Tolstoyís masterpiece, it may take some time to finish and require some thought along the way. But by the end, we think youíll find yourself better for the effort.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3953) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
The coffee in this is very well balanced, and actually could be a little more forward for my taste. Very smooth, easy drinking, with a rich, rounded profile and a somewhat less-than-over-the-top palate. (on tap at the Muddy Pig, St. Paul, MN)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3877) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours basically black with a small head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma is coffee & chocolate with some very light hoppiness. Itís sweet smelling, aromatic... really inviting and enjoyable.

The beer is a touch boozy, itís got some good dark chocolate, itís plenty bitter with lots of coffee and some espresso. Kinda sweet in a nice way...

Shelf Beer?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3730) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Big roast, cocoa, green coffee, oak, bread, and somewhat earthy aroma. Taste is dark fruits, caramelly, brown sugar, light cocoa, coffee, and wood with a light bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very tasty and well-balanced, hard to believe it is 10%.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3717) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle @ THT May, courtesy of Benzai. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of coffee mostly, some dark spices, cinnamon and black pepper. Licorice, molasses are also present. Flavor is fairly bitter, loads of bitter chocolate, coffee. Big dry sweet touches. Long bitter chocolatey aftertaste! Amazing surprise!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is the same. Very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2838) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small brown highlights and small beige. Aroma is nice coffee, medium body, low carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is coffee and dark malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2810) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours a dark brown/black. Taste is coffee, chocolate and malt. Smooth and chewy. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (2567) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
This wasnít for me. I appreciate what went into this hence the higher score but this is all about the coffee. This smells and tastes like someone put coffee beans and alcohol into a blender and hit the on button. Very earthy and all coffee. Almost salty on the finish. No thanks.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2348) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malt, and some dark chocolate notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and thick. Finishes with coffee and roast. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2323) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
March 6, 2015 - on tap at Busters. Dark brown pour with limited head that didnít last. Aroma was chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste was consistent with aroma. Finish was dry and heavy on the alcohol, and lingered for a while in the aftertaste.


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