Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter | Karbach Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

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

Added by BgThang on 06-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#907
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
557
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
179
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Spaten454
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 variant. Pours a pitch black color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is good. Has a nice roasted aroma with heavy bourbon, some molasses and mild chocolate. Taste follows the same route. Bourbon is a little more dialed down with more chocolate at the end. Medium to heavy bodied with mild carbonation. Very good.

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4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of animal69
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hooley
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachMayer14
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.36/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This one had to sit in the sink for a good half hour to calm down, as a cylindrical tower of tan foam built out of the bottle. The body is a slick, shiny and opaque dark brown.

Aroma exhibits a lot of wood and cocoa, while taste adds a plethora of roasted nuts and a good barrel presence, interrupted by a vanilla cola flavor that's cut by moderate heat and a thin, dry body.

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4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hcproff36
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brew-Ed
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of don1481
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a Christmas mug (fancy, I know).

A: pours dark with a small, rapidly diminishing mocha head.
S: Bourbon, but not burning.
T: bourbon forward, but smooth. Not burning like with crappy barrels.
M: leaves a strong bourbon aftertaste that resonates in the nostrils.
O: So glad I bought a second one of these to bring back to WI.

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Photo of Pencible
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured an opaque cola with lots of dark tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet molasses and dark chocolate, with some toasted coconut and smoky French roast coffee and nougat.
T: It tasted like smoky French roast coffee and dark chocolate and sweet molasses, with some toasted coconut and nougat and chili powder. It had a clean sweet afterraste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Nice fitting body.
D: This was a great bourbon porter, with sweet but balanced scent and taste. The body was good and the finish was smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was easy to drink. No need to age. Very nice fresh.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juneof44
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey_L
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 557 ratings