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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
It’s a job. And a hazardous one at that. Benefits, you ask. I hardly think so. From the depths of the earth leap flames of destruction. When time is of the essence, the Hellfighter boldly steps in the line of danger. Whether or not he’s insane is not important now. It’s with intensity and aggression that the Hellfighter taunts the blaze of almost certain doom. Our Imperial Porter is much the same. At 9.5% ABV and black as oil, Hellfighter Imperial Porter, with roasted coffee and chocolate malt characteristics, finishes what it started. This explosion of flavors will extinguish even a Texas-sized penchant for boldness. Intense and maybe a little insane, drink carefully but drink often. Blaze on!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Dark brown, reddish hues, nearly black. Nose is sweet and malty, darkly roasted but not overbearing. Pleasant, bright, sweet and roasty flavor with roasted characteristics that last.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (2039) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle from AJ! Very misleading label but a nice beer. Pours dark brown, lots of roasted malt and nut aromas. Solid palate gives way to roast flavors and chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9482) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bomber - thanks AJ! Brown pour with red highlights. Dark fruit and roasty notes in the aroma. Smooth medium dense palate. Sweet taste. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle:   Deep dark brown, cola hued, thin to moderate sudsy beige head, spotty lacing.   Faint smoke and roasted malts on the nose.   Roasted malt start, slightly acrid, a little smoke and campfire, minor, with some apple and pear skin.   Also seems a little ashy.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   One thing it seems this one needs is more sweetness.   Moderate bitterness, roasty, but needs more sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
22 oz bottle. Dark brown, a casual pour kicks up a big tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, plum and cola. Packed full of flavor but a bit unbalanced on the bitter side. Slick and creamy with soft foamy carb. Taste is espresso, burnt sugar, can sugar and prune.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
651mL thanks to djd07. Muddy, deep brown pour with higher carbonation. Reverse cascade. Sheets of complete lacing. Nose is barleywine like with toffee, peanut fudge, maple, but also quite hoppy. Taste is thicker brown sugar, pine, earth, dark fruits. Similar to a black barleywine. Omnipresent hoppy balance is excellent. Dense, near sticky body. Interesting beer, I’d almost call it black barleywine instead of imperial porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozarkspops (368) - - SEP 4, 2013
Opaque black pour with thick mocha head. Aroma of dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, roast. Quite a bit of booze too. Flavor is very bold. Opening still has a lot of raisin/plum flavor. Leads into chocolate and coffee flavor. Finishes pretty clean and sweet. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (770) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
On tap at the Flying Saucer Garland BeerFeäst. Poured a perfect dark brown with a frothy tan top. Flavors of Cocoa, malty, boozy, roasted malts, and sweet malts. Medium carbonation, thick body. Damn good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4563) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, chocolate, roasted malt, floral, pine, toast, licorice, molasses, light coffee, and roasted earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance of flavors; but is very weak and lacking prominent roasted malt qualities, with much more fruitiness present. Taste of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, raisin, floral, pine, brown sugar, toast, licorice, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice balance and complexity of roasted and dark malt flavors; with moderate amount of hop presence and some fairly astringent bitterness lingering after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very solid imperial porter. The weak aromas and astringent hoppiness really knocked it down for me; but this was still an enjoyable offering overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Cask at the Flying Saucer, Houston, 21/05/13. Mid black with a mahoosive light tan frothy head - looks the bollocks! Nose is dark roast malt, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee. Taste comprises light roast, malt, molasses, sugars, chocolate, toffee fudge, dark fruits, booze. Full bodied, soft carbonation - worked well via cask dispense, boozey dryish finish. Decent enough stuff, no world beater tho’.

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