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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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This Imperial Stout is about drawing a line in the sand. It has a consistency similar to 5W-30. Adventurous tattoo artists have used it in place of ink. If left outside during winter, it won’t freeze, even in Minnesota. Beneath the dark exterior, a swirling ambush of coffee and chocolate flavors await, held up by a decadent malt backbone. Like its namesake, The Worthy Adversary’s movements are mysterious. Be wary–it could strike anywhere, any time.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Enjoyed with the Lowther family. Not quite a typical RIS. Poured a bit lighter/thinner, but full flavored. A bit more malty/milky sweetness came through the coffee and chocolate. Enjoyed it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1349) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2014
A very sneak up on you beer. It’s not as thick as the ABV would suggest. Which makes it way more drinkable. Nice roastiness, some bitterness, and a very ephemeral sweetness. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3530) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
750 ml bottle shared several ways. Pours a rich dark blackish brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and licorice. Flavor is rich, bitter, strong coffee and roasted malt forward, with mild dark chocolate and cocoa sweetness. Rich and full bodied, creamy carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, interesting. This is a pretty cool beer.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoozeRevooze (5) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
This is crude oil in a bottle! That's a good thing. Massive body and full flavor. Perfect with dark chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (426) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Tasted from a bomber. It poured an opaque brown with a frothy, quickly dissipating head and plentiful, streaky lacing. Deep malty aroma with a hint of coffee-moca. Roasted chocolate malt taste thats strong but not thick.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pablo951 (463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Tasted out of a bomber. Pours like it’s description says, "5W-30" and looks like a root beer float. This is one thick muthaf***a!! Heavy malt, hop, and sweet aroma. Strong malt taste, kind of alcoholly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
750ml bottle. BBT3 tasting. Poured a black color with an off white head. Roast, chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Medium alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (256) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
On tap into snifter. Minneapolis. Appearance: very dark, possible black. No transparency. Ring if a small tan head. Aroma: classic imperial stout- heavy chocolate and coffee, vanilla, oak, alcohol. Taste: sweetness upfront with a dark chocolate bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced. Palate: very full body. Thick texture. With relatively long bitter finish. Overall: a very thick and heavy imperial stout. A good balance of sweet and bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EFImybrother (1) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
This one can hang with the big dogs and at half the price it is often my first choice...hate to tell people in fear that it may someday become hard to get a hold of.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Probably the best beer I have ever had from Fulton. That said.... Pours black with hints of, caramel, bread, woody. Not boozy at all. But not very complex. A definite start for the dark category from these guys. Hard to tell if it’s slight smokd/wood/coffee since there is a hint of bitterness than does not linger. Possibly just the hops that were utilized. Drinkable. But not worth buying again. Nor do I think aging would benefit this beer.


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