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RATINGS: 74   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light yeasty and caramelish. Dark roasted malty. Bitter and roasted malty. Alcohol warmth. Bitter and roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Draft shared on tap at the brewery (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a rich deep opaque blackish hue, darker and dreary, some thickness and a frothy head dies to a film, tannish layer laces small. Aromas are cocoa and pretzels, gentle roasty and cocoa, a bit roasty, caramel and toffee. A bit toasty, mellow dry hops. Initial is roasty and cocoa, bit of dark fruit, cocoa and a gentle fudge. Roasty and coffee dryness and roast. Toffee, toast, darker malts. A firm dryness, bitter, a touch ashy. Gentle toasty malts, some cocoa, and mellow caramel, roast. Firmer flavors, good body although perhaps a bit light for a barrel. Firm rich flavored, good hopped stout that was a treat to try. Solid trip here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Thanks to supercolter for the bottle. 750 ml bottle served in a CCB snifter. A: Pours a dark black color with brown edges. A light khaki head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Splotchy lace is left down the glass. S: Dark chocolate with a mild roasted malt body. Some light fruity yeast residuals. A little dark fruit. T: The roasted malt presence is heavier in the taste. Bakers chocolate with a bitter espresso finish. A little char as well. M: Medium bodied with a little bit of chew to it. Medium carbonation with a bitter roasted finish. O: I really enjoyed this stout. Roasty and smooth with a little a chew to it. Nice chocolate and espresso notes. Serving type: bottle

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1038) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
On tap at Buffalo Tap in Savage. Very good imperial stout effort here - I like this better than War & Peace.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (662) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Not bad. Pours a thick, dark black with a rather short-lasting, mid-sized, tan head. Aroma is dominated by licorice and alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet, with the aforementioned licorice, some chocolate and coffee. Not as boozy tasting as some of these high-alcohol stouts. Mouthfeel a bit on the thin side for an imperial stout. But this is a very worthy beer, on the whole.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (565) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Black, thick, no head. Smells like alcohol, chocolate, smokey, dark coffee, maybe in that order. Sweet, though not very bitter. Heavy bodied. Good, may may be better with a more toned down alcohol scent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Decent impy stout, cocoa, chocolate, not super boozy, but it sin’t wowing in any way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2013
On draft at Devil’s Advocate in Minneapolis. Pours a jet black color with a fluffy tan head and some lacing. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate with some coffee, nuts, toast. Heavy on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is bittersweet, chocolate, coffee, roasty, a little smokey, with a clean bitter chocolate finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Aromatics start with a boozy tone followed by a mild hoppy undertone. This beer pours deep dark black oil. Light brown head that does disappears and then is just wispy. Taste is heavy chocolate and dark fruit. A mild coffee undertone. Palate is thick like oil. Decent size head. Overall a solid brew would love to see this on cherries and oak aged.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
On tap at Northbound Smokehouse (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Molasses, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla.
Appearance: Very dark brown with a lasting tan head.
Taste: Fairly typical. Mostly sweet, and a tad bitter, with a slightly boozy finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, with an average carbonation.
A good beer, but nothing out of the ordinary (as with most Fulton offerings).


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