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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

290 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 103
Gots: 81 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Cynic-ale, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Mikecap, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Petcha, May 20, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

dar482, May 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jaymo18, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Heretic42, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

JuniperJesus, Apr 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Danobold, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

cistercian12, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

acurtis, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

WTKeene, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Pro_Magnon, Mar 25, 2014
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4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours black like my soul, tan head. Nice lacing down the glass. Smells of dark chocolate, dark malts, bourbon. Taste is super roasty and the barrel is right there perfectly complimenting this rich malty beer. The thing I like about Hellfighter is it's a nice change from some BBA porters/stouts that tend to get super sweet. And sometimes I love a super sweet beer but Hellfighter keeps it more hot and smokey rather than sweet. Karbach rarely disappoints me, and it really doesn't get much better than BBA Hellfighter.

Wayne17, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Chien_Rouge, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

fredmugs, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Bwagner1122, Mar 22, 2014
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.