Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2013 01:54:24 | More by Jason
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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.