Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter | Karbach Brewing Co.

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94
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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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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.24/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BBH has, at this point, undergone so many releases, and, as is the case in any barrel aged beer, each release has been different. However, I have to say the inconsistencies in this case have at times been so extreme, it's a detriment. I first had their experimental batch at the Monsters of Beer festival in 2012, and have been fortunate enough to try most batches since. The review below is an "averaging" of reviews, taking into consideration the good batches and the less-so batches.

The color is wonderful, the head is medium-dark, nice with light retention. The aroma is rather one-note, the major failing of every batch, almost entirely barrel and bourbon. The taste, when good, is very good - bourbon, chocolate, just light hints of barrel, toffee, and coffee. Unfortunately, like nearly every Houston dark beer, the body is thinner than desired.

Overall, BBH can be a great beer. At its height, it certainly was. Unfortunately it can also be a rather mediocre beer, and that seems to be the case often.

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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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