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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.

Bourbon Barrel Aged HellfighterBourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter

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world-class

232 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 232
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.93%


Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
F.U.N. Series 003 (Apr 2012) aged in barrels from Heaven Hill Distillery which included: Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, and Old Fitzgerald

F.U.N. Series 005 (May 2013) aged in barrels from Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, and Old Fitzgerald

F.U.N. Series 007 (Nov. 2013) aged in barrels from Makers Mark and Four Roses

(Beer added by: BgThang on 06-05-2012)
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cvm4

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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No. 005 in the series

A - Pours black and has a dark caramel head. The retention is lacking, but it's a solid looking imperial porter.

S - Smell is a bourbon barrel dream. The bourbon is dominate here. It's backed up by vanilla, dark chocolate and a bit of licorice.

T - Gobs of oaky bourbon goodness. Just as dominate is the expresso, dark chocolate and vanilla. Slight licorice. Really delivers on the taste.

M - Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Once warmed, it can feel a little bit syrupy &/or cloying.

O - To me, an imperial porter is basically a ramped up stout. This is a pretty awesome one at that.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 23:04:48 | More by cvm4
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.