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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter (w/Chocolate) | Karbach Brewing Co.

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4.2/5
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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
karbachbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
118
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
44
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black color with a thin foamy head that quickly dissipates. Lacing is mild. Strong chocolate aroma with roasted malts. The roastiness is a little stronger on the taste with sweet chocolate and a mild peppery taste at the end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a one-finger creamy khaki head that has good retention

S- heavy bourbon barrel on the nose with undertones of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa & a hint of vanilla

T- sweet cocoa and chocolate malt up front, with some tootsie-roll notes. Mid-palate brings out some barrel notes of woody oak and bourbon, as well as sweet caramel. The finish gives more chocolate, bourbon and caramel

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- nice chocolate notes that compliment the barrel aging

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eppie82
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atrocity
2/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robgage
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not bad but not worth $12 a bottle

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dope
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No date spied on this bottle.

A: Black pour with a mid-sized fizzy light brown head. Head fades pretty quickly. No real sign of lacing either.

S: Strong sweet chocolate with a bourbon backing. Lots of dark fruits and a hint of char. Sharp booziness.

T: Big smooth bourbon with a sweet milk chocolate overlay. Lots of caramel and oaky vanilla. Spicy alcohol in the finish and lingering in the aftertaste. QUITE a boozy taste and feel.

M: Thinner than I was expecting for 12.5% Smooth and silky, however. Quite a decent burn to boot.

O: Serious bourbon barrel effect on this one. It's big, boozy and stinging from start to finish. Belly-warming as well. It's not harsh, it's just boozy. The chocolate is a nice addition up front, really sweetens it up a bit there.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yergermeister
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter (w/Chocolate) from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 118 ratings