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Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.

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very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 12-19-2011)
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Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber 22 oz. bottle poured into pub glass

L: black with chocolate brown highlights only at the very edges of the glass when held up to the light; massive fluffy tan to dark tan head about 2 inches with almost normal pour; the head really explodes, laces, sticks ... just an awesome show

S: super malt; full sweet biscuit, toasted chocolate, sweet coffee. it's all malt but without crossing into the darker/raisins/licorice zone. so sweet.

T: woooah, alcohol! taste follows the smell closely with the very notable exception of the alcohol ... it's there, and while the good taste notes try real hard to cover it up, it's still there. very dark, burnt barley that may also have some hops pushing it into a nice bitter bite that gets smoothed out by all of the sweet malt. an interesting collection of tastes for sure.

F: solid silky, full ... at first it seems a bit too, how do I say? it has just a bit of that lumpy pudding feel some milk stouts/imperial stouts get, but only for a moment, then it starts feeling like simple good beer, plenty of carbonation despite the massive head it creates (I could drink this in my nonic glass with the CO2 nucleation point with a light pour and be good)

O: it's a hell of a beer in many ways ... it puts on a show in the pour and the nose. i need an air freshener made out of this stuff! the 9.5% ABV is not as well disguised as I'd like, but that might just be me.

bottom line: it had me coming back for more. considering i'm still not much of a stout/porter drinker, it's saying something that I wanted a second (and now a third!) bomber of this stuff.

Premo88, May 09, 2013
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The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a large brown head. The aroma has some big chocolate notes, as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is also very bold. I get a ton of chocolate and roasted malt, as well as a hint of coffee. The beer is fairly sweet overall and very enjoyable. The alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. Thick, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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This stuff tastes, smells and feels really strong. It's very manly. You should get a bottle at a bar and just leave it on the table all night so people will know how cool you are. Tear off the label and bring it home with you.

A. Good
T. Good
S. Good

This beer is GOOD but it's strong. After two 22's you will not be cool even though you think you are and girls won't like you because you'll be really loud and arrogant. Take it easy with this stuff.

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Black body and khaki head. Smells of burnt malt, fruity yeast (makes me think "English"), subtle warm spices, and chocolate. I really enjoy the malts in this one. Not overwhelmed by coffee flavors. Nice fruitiness. Strong bitterness and alcohol warmth in the finish. Mouthfeel is solid. Could be a little thicker to match the rich flavor. Overall, this is a winner from Karbach.

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Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.