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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

291 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 103
Gots: 80 | FT: 8
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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

allenson21, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Big_Dave, Aug 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into KBS goblet. Date of review is 8/9/14.

Appearance- HUGE light brown head! Slowly creeps down into the glass. The liquid is black but not pitch black. Fantastic looking beverage.

Smell- Big boozy bourbon fills my nose right away. I get chocolate, roasted malt and honey too. Vanilla is there too, but I get no coffee, which the description on the bottle said I would.

Taste- Bourbon and chocolate blow you away. Now I get the coffee and vanilla and it's wonderful. Surprisingly, there is still quite a hoppy presence too. Roasted malt pops up for a second at the very end.

Mouthfeel- Thick, deep and awesome. Again, a surprising amount of hops coat the tongue and linger a while. Chocolate flavor just won't go away.

Overall- Really solid offering from a brewery I had never heard of. This is how barrel-aged beers are supposed to taste.

frenchblood21, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Getalegup, Aug 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Johan_van, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

atorres, Jul 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

djteiwaz, Jul 17, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Jul 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Buttstallion, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Bladerunner7354, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mgr78704, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BubalooBrewMaster, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

billyshears, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ottodyer, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

catreid, Jun 25, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

chinchill, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MarkyMOD, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

bleedsblu, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Joe_Mahma, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

trojanshawn, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

rspauldi, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

PatrickNunez, May 30, 2014
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.