Karbach all inclusive thread

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by jamescain, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I can't come up with any names, so I'll let you guys get the glory. Some good names so far, I think.
     
  2. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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  3. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    ;)
     
  4. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    #case005
     
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  5. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    #pallet005

    ;)
     
  6. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    The beer Gods have taken pity on me. Finally gonna be home for a release.
     
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  7. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Good luck to everyone on this thread because I will try my best to hoard as much of this as possible.

    I have no regrets

    I think I might just ask for the day off ;)
     
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  8. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    good luck sir, maybe we should exchange numbers and hoard everything lol
     
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  9. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    So, as Matt and I were discussing, doesn't it seem like the Hellfighter wouldn't have been in the barrels near long enough? I believe they put it in there in February. Seems like 2-3 months isn't near long enough. This version might be like BBA Light Hellfigher.
     
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  10. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Seems like this would be the only logical choice to have maximum Houston coverage! ;)

    They might want the cherries to stand out more. Just a guess though...
     
  11. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Cherry Helfighter Firecrotch Extra (better name for you all BTW) was just barrelled. I am talking about the BA Hellfighter Fun 005 coming out in May that hasn't seemed to be sitting long enough yet.
     
  12. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Challenge Accepted. I already have the day off so I know what I will be doing.

    I have to agree with you here. It sounds like they haven't been in the barrels long enough because they are normally aged for 5 month. I have some bottles from the last batch so I can compare the two and see if there is actually a difference.
     
  13. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    On a serious note though, Where the F is Rollin in the Hay?
     
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  14. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    That's what I asked earlier. They sent out a teaser and now nothing else. Has anyone emailed Karbach and asked them what happened?
     
  15. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Longer barrel aging doesn't necessarily mean more flavor. BA Sexual Chocolate is only aged for 2 - 3 months, if I recall correctly. I think that's a bad example as I like the base beer more than the BA version, but still.
     
  16. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    last I heard it just wasn't ready yet.
     
  17. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I get that, but we know what to expect from BA Hellfighter and this seems to be the shortest it's ever been in there.
     
  18. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Eh, each batch has been getting less and less to my liking, anyway. ;)

    Now that that's out of the way, perhaps the barrels they filled up two or three months ago were filled just to get some fresh bourbon flavor out, then blend it with some other barrels they had sitting around. I would be surprised if they didn't have barrels lying around somewhere. They seem to have a pretty good grasp on what they're doing over there.
     
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  19. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,719) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Yep, I know the first bottled batch was blended. Not sure about the earlier keg only releases though. To me, those seemed more barrel forward, and I don't think they were blended. Not 100% on that though.
     
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  20. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I think most of the BA Hellfighter batch variation might be due to our memory more than actual variation. lol

    I think it ages extremely well and improves over time.

    I'd like to see if it follows a similar pattern to BCBS of aging well for over 3 years.
     
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  21. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    You would think so, but there's no way that a beer would be that wildly different after six months. We had growlers filled fresh from a keg that was tapped during the bottle release, and they were much different.
     
  22. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    miles away from each other
     
  23. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    Btw I am back and chow I have a suburban and eight homeless people let th hoarding begin
     
  24. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    i'm gonna place an order for a few cases with silver eagle and see if they are feeling generous.
     
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  25. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    Already did they aren't
     
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  26. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    what restaurant / bar do you own?
     
  27. graham515

    graham515 Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2007 Texas

    We did a barrel tasting and deemed it needed more time. The thing about barrels is, it's not really an exact science. The beer tells you when it's ready.
     
  28. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Initiate (156) Dec 7, 2012 Texas
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    So is BBA hellfighter F.U.N. #005 essentially just a new batch of what was released as F.U.N. #003? If not, then what is different?
     
  29. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    The FUN number.
     
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  30. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Hopefully a delicious blend with Cherries
     
  31. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    I highly doubt it will be the one with cherries in it. The label on the video makes no mention of cherries, and they just barely put the hellfight and cherries into barrels the other day.
     
  32. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    A man can dream
     
  33. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Initiate (156) Dec 7, 2012 Texas
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    That's what I was thinking also, I didn't see cherries on the label either.
     
  34. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    You are correct sir, a man can dream. Trust me I wish it was the one with cherries too. But in 2-5 months we should be seeing it, hopefully.
     
  35. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Wheres the label?
     
  36. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (472) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    On the bottle.





    :D
     
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  37. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Initiate (156) Dec 7, 2012 Texas
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    Watch the Karbach bottling video on Facebook.
     
  38. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Just had a Bodacious and going through a BBA HellFighter now. All aged properly. Overall, Bodacious still pisses on BBA HF. Bodacious is rich fruity and while hops calmed down it still reaks of the best malty Rodeo Cown. Also, while BBA HF lost its bold sweetness, it now possesses a rich texture of chocolate white cake rather than its porter chcolate fullness. I shouldn't have aged so many. It was better fresh. Bodacious better now.
     
  39. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Not sure if you had Doom or not, but
    Question: I had bodacious months ago fresh, and can't recall specific tastes. But does bodacuous compare to Doom or are these completely different flavors.
     
  40. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    completely different imo
     
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