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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

281 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 11.09%
Wants: 96
Gots: 75 | FT: 7
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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Photo of mattLummus
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, interesting Porter. Nice head with a semi-sweet aroma. Body is pretty heavy for a Porter, which I enjoy. Taste is semi-sweet at first, with a bitter aftertaste, and you can taste the barrel age in the finish. Solid beer with unique notes, although it can be a bit rich.

mattLummus, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of baybum
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

baybum, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

ShanePB, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of sarick84
5/5  rDev +15.5%

sarick84, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of ACB
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

ACB, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Nuggetz
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Nuggetz, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Rado
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Rado, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Hops4Pops
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Hops4Pops, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

005 on draft

Black pour that isn't totally opaque with a thick tan head.

Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roast, dark fruits, and wood.

Flavors come through nicer on the tongue. Bourbon booze, raisins, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Gets a little sticky sweet.

Smooth medium body. Slightly tingling carb.

Had the 007 and this and both are great.

MattSweatshirt, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ExaltedNecrosis, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of emergency_beef
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

emergency_beef, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of jeffmenowsky
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

jeffmenowsky, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev -7.6%

mhenson42, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of SteeleWright
4/5  rDev -7.6%

SteeleWright, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of christoefir
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

christoefir, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of ChanceK
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

ChanceK, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of BryantForestry
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#007 in the series - Nov 20, 2013

excellent beer, great taste, color and feel

smell is very bourbonic

sorry guys no eloquent waxing

I LIKE THIS BEER

Not sure what F.U.N means

I recommend the beer, the brewery and the store

thank you Trey at Speck's in Conroe, Texas

BryantForestry, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of mhksuccess
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This review is for the 005
Pour from a bottle into Bruery snifter
pretty dark pour
smell is very nice roasty and bourbon flavors
pretty complex taste dominated by the bourbon barrel which are very nice
mouthfeel is solid not too thick or thin pretty much just how it suppose to be
get a little vanilla come thru on the back end and heavy barrel
overall this is a solid outing would get again or try some of the other in this series

mhksuccess, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of JGlitz87
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

JGlitz87, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of rdooley
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

rdooley, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -7.6%

BGsWo22, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BMart, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of strangebrew1981
4/5  rDev -7.6%

strangebrew1981, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Canti4341
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Canti4341, Nov 11, 2013
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.