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Karbach 003 Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5167) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to Cloaker! Pours deep clear reddish black, medium creamy brown head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is bourbon, raisins, oak, molasses, brown sugar, cherries. Pretty standard aroma profile for a well crafted BA barleywine actually. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, rich toffee notes, cherry, vanilla, bourbon. Minimal acidity, which is nice. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
It’s a pretty standard roasty bourbon barrel imperial porter. Not remarkable but good flavors and good aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2015
fantastic barrel aged porter. Tons of vanilla and chocolate notes. Some roast, very thick and creamy. Finish is brownies and roast. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5584) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bomber: 007 label: Thanks thrashD: Served in a Chouffe glass: Creamy beige light brown thin head. Blackish brown body. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, cookies,caramel, roast, some coffee, chocolate and malt roast... Flavour is bitter, roast, bourbon, vanilla, wood, light spice, light dry, toffee, coffee, chocolate andndry cacoa... Aftertaste is bitter, roast, light dry, light coffee and light whiskey/bourbon tint. Low carbo, light thicker light oily mouthfeel, full body. Very nice! Good sipper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkAg86 (10) - Conroe, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2015
I love this beer. A bourbon barrel stout with vanilla added. Very nice. But it's hard to find. I was limited to two bottles. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wsnich (27) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2015
The first good beer to come from the city of Houston. Finally, a decent, local, bourbon barrel aged beer can be found on shelves at a decent price. Perfectly integrated and deceptively crushable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Redr8r (14) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Warm bourbon and vanilla to the nose. Wonderful warmth of bourbon and vanilla continues on the tongue with a hint of caramel and coffee. It is like liquid candy. Highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6520) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Highland Village, Tx. - Whole Foods - on tap. Deep, dark brown pour, medium thick off-white head, light film of lacing. Molasses, creosote, baker’s unsweetened chocolate in the aroma. Flavor has some raisin sweetness, a touch of chocolate, a brief hint of bourbon, but not overwhelming or distracting. Nice thick mouthfeel. Enjoyable, even though it us triple digits outside.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 5/7/14. Had this at the brewery this past saturday, fresh outta the tap.I didnt really dig the regular version of this when i tried it last so.. Pours a pitch black color with a 2 finger dark tan head, that reduces to a nice cap. Good lacing bands around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, bread, vanilla, toffee, clove, oak, bourbon, light coffee, and roasted earthiness. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, toast, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, and roasted earthiness. Nice complexity of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel flavor balance. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied, alcohol is well hidden.Overall this is a excellent barrel aged porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1381) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Near black pour with a beige head. Viscous lacing. Aroma is bourbon up front, milk chocolate, roast, and faint licorice. Taste is again bourbon forward with molasses, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and char. Some alcohol warmth. Slick full body. Really nice.

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