gkeh (218) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark, dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malts... just overall delicious. The taste, however... is dominated by alcohol. Not my thing. It’s really a shame, because this beer was so promising.
BoBoChamp (5559) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at a fantastic tasting and had such a great time with great people and great beers!
chinchill (1964) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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TXBadger (1422) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jcartamdg (2026) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, molasses and vanilla. Taste is roasty chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Way too carbed. Not bad, the excess carbonation just ruins this for me.
blipp (6169) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, moderate sweetness, lighter bourbon notes, molasses and hints of vanilla. Light roasted malts in the finish.
lb4lb (2548) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is strong vanilla and bourbon and a bit oversweet. Dark black pour and lots of head. Taste is of bourbon and more milky or semi sweet chocolate. Not too dry or bitter up front but a bit bitter in the finish. Thinner than expected and almost a hint of booze I think. There is a lightness to the finish despite it being strong. Lots of bourbon flavor. Good, not great.