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Hellfighter | Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
165 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by champ103 on 12-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,982
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
165
pDev:
11.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
30
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by goochpunch:
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4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Black body and khaki head. Smells of burnt malt, fruity yeast (makes me think "English"), subtle warm spices, and chocolate. I really enjoy the malts in this one. Not overwhelmed by coffee flavors. Nice fruitiness. Strong bitterness and alcohol warmth in the finish. Mouthfeel is solid. Could be a little thicker to match the rich flavor. Overall, this is a winner from Karbach.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Anvil.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a large brown head. The aroma has some big chocolate notes, as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is also very bold. I get a ton of chocolate and roasted malt, as well as a hint of coffee. The beer is fairly sweet overall and very enjoyable. The alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. Thick, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of roostor07
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Pours a murky, brown with a 1/2" almond-colored head. Dissipates to a slight ring but leaves a beautiful lacing.
Smell - Sweet chocolate, some bitter chocolate, roasted malts, some nuttiness.
Taste - Really chocolatey taste upfront that's followed by a sweet, milk chocolate taste. Taste some alcohol booziness, but not overpowering.
Feel - Really smooth. Heavy-medium body, low carbonation. Lactose seems present giving it a good, creaminess.
Overall - Nice version of an Imperial porter. I'd really love to try the BA version of this.

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Photo of Wedgie28
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This stuff tastes, smells and feels really strong. It's very manly. You should get a bottle at a bar and just leave it on the table all night so people will know how cool you are. Tear off the label and bring it home with you.

A. Good
T. Good
S. Good

This beer is GOOD but it's strong. After two 22's you will not be cool even though you think you are and girls won't like you because you'll be really loud and arrogant. Take it easy with this stuff.

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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of permian-boozer
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jheezee
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of wejohnsn
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JRendon02
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of zonker17
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5 oz taster pour in the taproom. Very dark brown, beige, creamy head, some lacing. Roasted malt nose, chocolate, molasses. As expected the roasty malt dominates the flavor, brings coffee along for the ride. Above medium body and average carbonation. Judging as a porter, but damn near a stout.

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Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of AirborneBeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BruceBruce
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bmurray10
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of cfrobrew
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 165 ratings
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