Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CuriousMonk:
4/5 rDev -7.8%
Pours beautiful black-brown with a one-finger khaki head that lasts very nice soapy lacing throughout. Aromas of light bourbon undertones, sweet and roasted malt, some cherry wood and coffee. Dark chocolate, wood, sweet malts, some coffee, and light esters are detected in the flavor along with the occasional showing of Makers Mark and Four Roses which doesn’t seem to mesh quite well. Medium mouthfeel. Quite a quaffable beer for the package punched brew. Not entirely sure if the Makers Mark complemented the Four Roses barrel quite well enough which hurt the overall score very slightly. Glad to have tried this from Karbach and look forward to trying out more of their F.U.N. series down the road.
01-06-2014 03:21:30 | More by CuriousMonk
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4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
22oz brown bomber
Nearly pitch black, tight tan lacing does a great job staying together as well as sticking to the glass. Fresh barrel booze, wood, roasted grain, dried dark fruit, vanilla, coffee grounds and rose water pummel the nose. Extremely smooth, lots of wood, creamy full body, boozy from both the barrel and its own strength. Burnt raisins, vanilla, peppery alcohol, espresso, unsweetened dark chocolate, black berries, roasty finish.
A lot of fun sipping this one, the barrel aged character is very bold though the beer is just big enough to stay balanced. The brewers intention was met here, worth the hunt to find a bottle or two.
03-07-2013 01:54:24 | More by Jason
4.23/5 rDev -2.5%
Growler from Whole Foods in Houston.
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a few small brown bubbles, but no real head. The aroma is heavy on the brown sugar and vanilla, with a hint of whiskey thrown in. The flavor has a lot of wood and whiskey notes, as well as a good dose of maple. The molasses and vanilla notes are also present. I get a little chocolate and roasted malt in the flavor, but this beer is all about the whiskey barrel aging. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Delicious.
10-18-2012 02:38:30 | More by Mora2000
4.04/5 rDev -6.9%
Poured from bottle into KBS goblet. Date of review is 8/9/14.
Appearance- HUGE light brown head! Slowly creeps down into the glass. The liquid is black but not pitch black. Fantastic looking beverage.
Smell- Big boozy bourbon fills my nose right away. I get chocolate, roasted malt and honey too. Vanilla is there too, but I get no coffee, which the description on the bottle said I would.
Taste- Bourbon and chocolate blow you away. Now I get the coffee and vanilla and it's wonderful. Surprisingly, there is still quite a hoppy presence too. Roasted malt pops up for a second at the very end.
Mouthfeel- Thick, deep and awesome. Again, a surprising amount of hops coat the tongue and linger a while. Chocolate flavor just won't go away.
Overall- Really solid offering from a brewery I had never heard of. This is how barrel-aged beers are supposed to taste.
08-09-2014 23:36:06 | More by frenchblood21
4.64/5 rDev +6.9%
On tap at the Big Hops Growler Station in San Antonio during a Karbach tap takeover.
Excellent appearance with an exceptionally creamy and durable tan head.
Excellent use of barrel aging: the whisky and wood are prominent but do not bury the fine porter base. Near perfect bitter/sweet balance. Very smooth fulll body with spot on carbonation.
O: highly recommended.
06-22-2014 00:39:28 | More by chinchill
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.