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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


bookman10's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (714) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2015
One of a series of great (and strong!) beers I sampled at MKC in 2015. Thick, rich, licorice, coffee, chocolate, and cherry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (535) - Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2015
12oz pour at the brewery. Very dark brown with tan head. Sweet alcohol aroma with malt and molasses. Sweet and alcohol throughout. Rich kind of creamy and alcohol bite at the end. Worthy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2190) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a slight reddish tinge, some brown head that disappears. Nicely roasted malt, chocolate shavings, some hazelnut and caramel, mild+ carbonation, moderate body, sweet, somewhat boozy, interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle - Pours ruby black with a thin tan head. Nose is smoky and grainy with peanut butter notes. Taste is lots of charcoal malt, a little smoke, and lots of grain. Again, a little peanut butter. Thin body, fluffy with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (537) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Snifter glass. Nice dark black color with a slightly tan quarter finger head. Aroma is relatively faint but brings roasted malt and slight coffee notes to the party. Hard to explain but a brightness to the beer at first sip that gives way to the stout strength as the sip continues. Definite coffee and roasted qualities but not an overwhelming presence. Nice balance and an easy drinkability despite the high alcohol content. Dangerous. A little bit of a nearly Belgian quad like essence which is probably why I’m on board. It is indeed worthy of a high rating. Might be the pinnacle of Fulton’s stable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (298) - - MAR 13, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours dark mahogany w brown head. Nose is rich chocolate and maraschino cherries. Taste is the same with some sweet cherry and rich chocolate malts and molasses.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of dark grains and roasted malts with a hint of coffee and a touch of dark fruits. Flavor combines bitter dark grains, roasted malts and a touch of coffee underlying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (158) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle - aged a while because it has been sitting in my fridge for a long time. Aroma - Dark chocolote - roasty coffee flavors - nice! Appearance - Jet Black pour with a nice creamy head. Taste - thick creamy - hints of booziness...and very nice. Very nice beer - would definitely have again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Roasted malt aromas. Nice dark roasted malt notes with licorice and bitter chocolate undercurrents. Good body and mouthfeel. A solid imperial stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2019) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle poured into a glass. Black with small beige head. Aroma is dark malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, roasty, some herbal hops, and bitter dry finish.


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