Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Premo88:
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
22 oz. bomber poured into stout glass -- the label designation is No. 005
L: black with toffee head that percolates like coffee then blooms big time -- what a pour! huge lacing
S: coffee/espresso, BOURBON -- man, can you smell the juice ... loads of alcohol in the nose, almost like Windex; sweet figs (?) but not crossing over into darker malt raisins ... very sweet dark red wine. a bit of vanilla in it, then as it warms up, sweet biscuits ... like a damn euro pale lager or brown ale ... that super sweet light malt smell
T: big alcohol ... but coffee/espresso and dark chocolate work with the alcohol (single-malt scotch at times, i'd swear) to give it a great taste. it's not hiding the booze, though ... the aftertaste lingers like sugar and scotch
F: perfect. loads of carbonation and a silky feel give it a fullness that's undeniable. never feels "lumpy" like a lot of big stout/porters feel to me.
O: it's boozy, but it's tasty ... the upshot is a semi-sweet chocolate tasting beer with coffee notes that show through the alcohol notes. honestly, i can't say if it's better than a regular Hellfighter -- both are good.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 00:55:43 | More by Premo88
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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.