SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CasK @ the Flying Saucer, Houston- 12th year Anniversary Party .. . . black .. light foam .. thin mouth, dangerous- could chug gallons of this in the desert .. . light bourbon, tar, and blackened barrel .. . more of a dark mild ale .. . . I always have thought following a javelin flying through the air could give you a pain in the neck..
Earlier Rating: 7/14/2012 Total Score: 4
Cask @ the Saucer, Houston .. . pours a deep brown .. medium to light foam .. . light tar, vanilla, bourbon, and black wood .. . slick mouth .. . a touch of oaky booze .. . a fantastic beer!
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brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black in color with soft carbonation. Intense vanilla and wood notes with a mild booziness. A nice roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Just a bit of caramel sweetness. The flavor is quite nice with a nice chocolate, caramel, and roast combination along with the intense barrel flavors of bourbon, wood, and vanilla. Still a touch boozy, but enjoyable.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Muddy brown with a creamy tan head. HUGE bourbon vanilla caramel and chocolate aroma with hints of fruit. Thick creamy palate. Big bourbon taste with a mild tartness and flavors of chocolate caramel green apple vanilla and oak and finishing with more bourbon.
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours pitch black with a finger of creamy tan head. Smells of rich chocolate and bourbon, with hints of vanilla as it warms. Taste is chocolate bourbon, literally. Full-bodied with a thick, smooth, creamy texture and super soft mouth-carbonation, Karbach (Buffalo Trace) Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter finishes with a light warming bourbon alcohol effect.
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 F.U.N. Series No. 007 Bottle 11/16/13: Nearly black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and cane syrup. Tastes of bourbon and roasted malt, though not all that boozy, very slight sweet and bitter flavors. Medium-full, oily body with slight boozy feel. 8-5-7-4-15=3.9
Original 4/12/12: Cask at Hay Merchant. Pitch black with a big brown head and thick lacing. Aroma mostly of bourbon and barrel, but some of the original roast and coffee comes through as well. Taste is lots of bourbon over roast, coffee, etc. Medium-full bodied and somewhat boozy. 8-5-8-4-15=4.0
bleeng (1522) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Flying Saucer Houston. Black with a very small tan head. Nose is mild burnt malts. Taste has a hint of chocolate with a potent bourbon kick. Solid body with a slight oily mouthfeel. Delicious.
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a dark brown with small tan head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt chocolate and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet roast and vanilla with a lingering light bitter finish. Easy to drink a very impressive Imperial porter from Karbach.
Earlier Rating: 3/21/2012 Total Score: 3.9
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a pitch black with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is a roasted malt and vanilla and oak. Medium mouthfeel with a roasted malt and Vanilla with bitter finish. A good imperial porter from Karbach.
Earlier Rating: 3/21/2012 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a pitch black with small beige head. The aroma is smoke, oak and roast. Thin mouthfeel with a rich chocolate and smoke and vanilla with a long lingering light bitter finish. Alcohol present but not too overpowering. A very good Imperial porter from Karbach.