Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hops4Pops:
4.78/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
32 oz growler.
Expectations are very high.
A: Aggressive pour into a tulip. Pitch black in color. Light shown through it reveals a very dark reddish brown color. Pretty strong flashlight and fresh batteries. Can only barely see through this beer! Small thin tan head dissipated quickly. Oily light lacing.
S: Wow. Big Beer. Bourbon, chocolate, malts, tiny bit of hops.
T: Very good! Very balanced except for the ABV sticking out a little bit. I expected that however considering it was aged in bourbon barrels and is over 10 percent. Pretty much tastes exactly how it smells. Bitterness comes in the back end. Very nice
M: Smooth and creamy up from with the warmth on the finish. It has a "come hither" mouthfeel to it.
O: An outstanding beer in my humble opinion. This is a big boy beer. Strong. Outspoken. Unique. Right on. Appropriately named, it begs for a fight. After I finish this growler, I think it may have won. Going to let it warm up a lot to see what else I can find buried in it.
Serving type: growler
12-15-2013 23:40:11 | More by Hops4Pops
More User Reviews:
4.64/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-22-2014 00:39:28 | More by chinchill
3.89/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The flavor on this beer has a frontal assault of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, and chocolate. However, the mid palate drops off quickly into a huge hop presence. Instead of an expected sweet chocolate and vanilla on the back, there's a hop flavor of earthy and herbal. It hits the palate aggressively and is something that does not occur in other barrel aged brews.
In the end, quite disappointing from what I expected.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 05:25:28 | More by dar482
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.