Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter | Karbach Brewing Co.

Bourbon Barrel Aged HellfighterBourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter
BA SCORE
94.2%
Liked This Beer
4.31 w/ 537 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
Ranking:
#632
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
537
Liked:
506
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
10.67%
Alströms:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
179
Trade:
20
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 537 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevSal
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

poured into a perfect stout glass

another long time want, very generous extra

looks great in the glass, not super thick for the style but definity darkness the glass

nose is a bit subdued, bourbon up front with some vanilla and barrel sweetness.

definitly tasty! barrel upfront, dark Malta slight roastiness but finishes with some vanilla sweetness.

body is medium thick, big for a porter but less thick than a stout, if your expecting a big thick stout this will disappoint you, but on point for a nice porter

overall I'm glad I finally had a chance at this one. it's definity a tasty brew! I bet the variations are fantastic with this solid base!

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty viscous. Looks a bit slick/oily.
A very nice aroma and flavors to match. Milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and lightly roasted, fluffy malts.
Reminds me a lot of BA Framminghammer. Highly recommended

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of holmesmi
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccg
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a fantastic-looking porter. It has a foamy head with thick lacing, thick legs, and excellent head retention. The beer itself is jet-black and almost completely opaque. I can only see a little bit of light coming through the edges if I tilt it to the side.
In the smell, there is a lot of whiskey with obvious alcohol, and a bit of woodsy spiciness like rye, but there's also a slightly out-of-place spice, like... I don't know... fennel? It's a little bit odd.
Fortunately, the flavor is quite a bit better. Loads of chocolate and vanilla and oak. The whiskey is tasty without bringing a ton of heat. There's a slight coffee-like, earthy bitterness on the finish. Quite good.
The feel is also satisfying. It's dense with a great creaminess.
This beer was a great surprise. I had heard of it but didn't know much about it. I randomly picked one up when I saw it, and I'm glad I did! Definitely recommended.

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

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gilgar
3.34/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abbo
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kavinci
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of allenpablohoney
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of facefox
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter, 2015 vintage

A- pours black in color with just a bit of light creeping through on the edges, small fizzy off-white head disappears quickly

S- smells of chocolate & caramel, with a big whiff of bourbon, which also brings notes of vanilla, hint of coffee & dark fruit

T- big blast of bourbon up front with plenty of barrel character showing up, along with some vanilla sweetness and earthy wood. Mid-palate brings roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of caramel. The finish brings more bourbon and some alcohol

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- bourbon-forward throughout and still has a bit of heat, nice sipper

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Photo of mwbbq
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Great beer. it definitely packs a punch. It tastes good. It is definitely a sipping beer (no chugging). My fiance was even willing to try a couple sips (stouts normally don't get past her smelling them). You can also tell it has been barrel ages.

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Photo of aceseth13
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 537 ratings
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