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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Itís 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 heís insane is not important now. Itís 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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a really dark body, more or less black, and topped by a dense, beige head of finger-thick size. Itís roasted and chocolatey on the palate, with some tar and charcoal hints. Cellar notes. Itís faintly warming on the palate, full-bodied and soft, with a pleasant carbonation level. Mostly dry, but thereís some sweetness in the flavor. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, and some dried fruit notes. Lasting roasted finish. Sure a nice one, but in a strange way Iím bored by it. Even though itís a quite complex one. 140515

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8168) - San Diego County, 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, Iíd almost call it black barleywine instead of imperial porter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The íSham, Surrey, 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 thoí.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours black with a coffee brown head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with a bit of dark chocolate and a hint of astringency. Flavor has roasted malts with dark chocolate and a hint of bitter coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6180) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Had tons oh times!! .. . pours black .. medium headring, lacing is spot on .. . tar, medium roast, and espresso grounds .. . smooth stuff, the abv is well done .. . good stuff .. . the first batch has been my favourite so far .. . . after thiz, after thiz...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2012
On tap at Anvil. The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a large brown head. The aroma has some big chocolate notes, as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is also very bold. I get a ton of chocolate and roasted malt, as well as a hint of coffee. The beer is fairly sweet overall and very enjoyable. The alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. Thick, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is alcohol, sweet malts, bitter, and coffee. Nice on the palate, bitter malts upfront, followed by sweet and stickiness, boozy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Central Market, 2/12/14, My 3000th American Rating! USA! USA!

Aroma: The nose is roasted malts and chocolate, some spice, earth, and dark fruit
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a lasting head and coating lace
Flavor: The flavor is rich and malty, mostly roast and chocolate, with a little earth and spice
Palate: The body is on the full side, it has a smooth, thick feel, soft carbonation, and a long finish
Overall Impression: Watching the olympics as I drink this, so I had to throw a little national pride. I sure do rate a lot more American craft than anything else. Anyway, this is another really tasty offering from Karbach. This is a bold, flavorful beer.


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