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Karbach 003 Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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F.U.N. Series 003. The “regular” bourbon version is a blend of barrels from Heaven Hill Distillery which included: Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, and Old Fitzgerald. All of those barrels were then blended for the final product.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
keith0718 (395) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
This might be the most delicious beer I’ve ever tasted. Besides having a perfect porter flavor, this beer had a creamy quality that was out of this world.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRG7 (16) - - DEC 10, 2014
Bourbon comes through in the nose. Almost no lace. A little bitter at first but is eventually balanced out with the bourbon and then finishes with somewhat of a coffee aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephenj007 (112) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
F.U.N. Series 003 2012! Wow...this beer is quite the bomb! Big bomber bottle poured and sampled in a beer snifter. The balanced attributes in this brew are exceptional. Bourbon barrel aged brews typically are a bit heavy on the bourbon flavors and aromas, but this brew has balanced it all perfectly. Leaning a tad on the sweeter side, but not too much. The oak and alcohol aromas are smooth. Also some nice tootsie roll, smoke and roast malts aroma present. The taste has got to be the star of this brew...nothing is overpowering, You get the mouth of bourbon alcohol without the burn, a bit of hops up front, the sweet malt notes on the end. The finish sticks around slightly, as a way of reminding you that the bottle is waiting to pour again.... My plan is to buy another bottle and use it as a base for a BBQ sauce.... and an extra bottle to age for a bit again....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
65cl, Vintage 2013, no mention of ABV, as Karbach No. 007 ’(Barrel Aged) Hellfighter’, new exclusive American brew, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, complex Porter, roasted/malty/woody and slightly alcoholic/sweet/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8664) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. The beer is a brown-black color with a medium khaki head that recedes gradually. Partial top ring of lace. Bourbon, vanilla and malt in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, bourbon and chocolate malt. The finish is roast malt and bourbon. Pretty good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Had this at a fantastic tasting and had such a great time with great people and great beers!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at the Big Hops Growler Station in San Antonio during a Karbach tap takeover. Excellent appearance with an exceptionally creamy and durable tan head. Excellent use of barrel aging: the whisky and wood are prominent but do not bury the fine porter base. Near perfect bitter/sweet balance. Very smooth fulll body with spot on carbonation. O: highly recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crispy34 (416) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draft. Aroma is dark malt an some oak with some bourbon. Appearance is a dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Taste is bourbon with some dark malt. Palate is a boozy aftertaste. Overall, an ok beer. Boozy as all get out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a nice black color with minimal tan head. Not a whole lot of carbonation on this. Vanilla, bourbon, oak and some dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice warm sensation from the barrels.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Draught > Meddlesome Moth. Menu said F.U.N. 005. Damn Karbach makes some great beers. I think they’re the best brewer in Texas. Super smooth and not too boozy and good vanilla flavors. Great beer.


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