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Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of darocny
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First bottling of Hellfighter.

Two finger head with good retention. Leaves good amount of lacing all around.

Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruits

Silky, full and creamy. Perfect carbonation. Chocolate forward.

Somewhat hoppy for the style and therefore not traditional, but it does balance nicely with the moderate chocolate. As it warms a really pleasant sweetness comes through towards the end. Excellent complexity, especially as the beer warms. The sweetness pushes the alcohol further into the background.

I've had Hellfighter fresh and the alcohol has an overpowering astringency and the hops seem out of balance. However, by 6 months this is a fantastic imperial porter. The alcohol significantly mellows and moves into the background. The aggressive hops move to the background as well, allowing the chocolate and sweetness to become much more prominent. Age at least 6 to 9 months and this is a excellent imperial porter.

darocny, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, chocolate, roasted malt, floral, pine, toast, licorice, molasses, light coffee, and roasted earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance of flavors; but is very weak and lacking prominent roasted malt qualities, with much more fruitiness present. Taste of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, raisin, floral, pine, brown sugar, toast, licorice, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice balance and complexity of roasted and dark malt flavors; with moderate amount of hop presence and some fairly astringent bitterness lingering after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very solid imperial porter. The weak aromas and astringent hoppiness really knocked it down for me; but this was still an enjoyable offering overall.

superspak, Jun 20, 2013
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Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.