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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17214) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16517) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15797) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
Medium brown. Has some chocolate taste, fairly sweet. A fairly simple, reasonably tasty, sweet chocolatey strong porter. Not seeing anything massive or standout, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle - Roast malts, anise, cinnamon and a bit of chocolate. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark molasses, bitter chocolate and roast malts. Decent, but pretty plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12677) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Keg at the brewery. It pours pretty much black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, toasty, earth, cacao nibs, powdered chocolate, light spice and treacle. The taste is smooth, bitter, chocolate, toasted brown sugar, toffee, treacle, rocky road, spice, some alcohol warmth, charred wood, pepper, earth with a dry, warming finish. Full boys and moderate carbonation. Pretty good, if a touch sweet. The bourbon BA version which I had right next definitely wins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
a solid IP, thanks Beeringer. Black, thick, booze only in finish. Chocolate, coffee grounds, insanely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2012
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue and beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet chocolate roast and lingering lighr bitter finish. A good Imperial porter from Karbach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10209) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   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, Iíd almost call it black barleywine instead of imperial porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9662) - 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!

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