Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter | Karbach Brewing Co.

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535 Ratings
Bourbon Barrel Aged HellfighterBourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter
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
Ratings:
535
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
179
For Trade:
19
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Just good lord man. This is like, all I could ask for in a fucking beer.

If you haven't tried it, try it.

If you can't get it, they just recently bottled it, so trade for it.

YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINT MY BROTHERS.

Pours dark as night, tan head that lingers throughout the experience...tastes...it's like candy in a bottle...smells amazing, and coats the mouth. The booze is hidden so well and the bourbon barrel shines through perfectly..

Karbach,

if you see this, bottle it more. JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber poured into stout glass -- the label designation is No. 005

L: black with toffee head that percolates like coffee then blooms big time -- what a pour! huge lacing

S: coffee/espresso, BOURBON -- man, can you smell the juice ... loads of alcohol in the nose, almost like Windex; sweet figs (?) but not crossing over into darker malt raisins ... very sweet dark red wine. a bit of vanilla in it, then as it warms up, sweet biscuits ... like a damn euro pale lager or brown ale ... that super sweet light malt smell

T: big alcohol ... but coffee/espresso and dark chocolate work with the alcohol (single-malt scotch at times, i'd swear) to give it a great taste. it's not hiding the booze, though ... the aftertaste lingers like sugar and scotch

F: perfect. loads of carbonation and a silky feel give it a fullness that's undeniable. never feels "lumpy" like a lot of big stout/porters feel to me.

O: it's boozy, but it's tasty ... the upshot is a semi-sweet chocolate tasting beer with coffee notes that show through the alcohol notes. honestly, i can't say if it's better than a regular Hellfighter -- both are good.

NOTE -- I've now had this beer through the 007 designation and the current BBH version in 2015, on tap and in the bomber bottle, and it is PERFECT every time. It's by far my favorite barrel-aged beer, so I've re-calibrated its score because it deserves it.

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this is my favorite porter! it pours jet black with about a 1 inch of cinnamon colored head and very nice lacing. in the smell you get dark chocolate, vanilla, and fig. the taste is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and a bit of sweetness from dark fruits like figs and dates. the feel is amazing on the tongue since it is the right amount of carbonation. and overall this is a tasty and well crafted brew!

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 535 ratings.
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