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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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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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (628) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (245) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours a beautiful dark brown, dark khaki head that sticks, very lovely. Aroma is roasted nuts, cocoa, roasted coffee, just great. Thick and creamy, this porter has high specific gravity. Taste is strong roasted malts and an underlying hop presence. Loved this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Tap at Flying Saucer, Sugar Land.
Pours a deep, thick mahogany with an aroma of nutty chocolate and light coffee. Flavor is velvety caramel cocoa, dark cherry, and chocolate syrup. Oily mouthfeel. I’d fight hell with it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Ahh, finally! Can’t believe I missed this one last year. Hella black with a taste to match -- chocolate milk with a shot of espresso.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2027) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Very, very dark brown with a moderate mocha colored head that dissipates but leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aroma of chocolate milk, roast and coffee; a touch mild. Lots of flavor though: dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee creating a rich semi sweet semi bitterness. Medium-full bodied and a bit creamy. Their best so far.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tabonkers (7) - - JUL 13, 2012 does not count
The best dark beer to come out of the brand new Houston brewery. Great taste with a deep flavor and smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4094) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at Anvil. Pours a dark brown mahogany color, with thick mocha head with good lacing. Nose of roasted hazelnuts, coffee and chocolate malt. Warming body with medium mouthfeel and good creaminess. Coffee, chocolate, touch of hops and nice malt backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1516) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle shared by ImstilltheGman... Black pour.... mocha head. Nose is a little boozy, oakey, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate... Taste isnt as boozy as the nose... Just the right amount of oak, vanilla, bourbon. Roasted malts, light chocolate slight bitterness to balance it out. The alcohol is a little warming but not over the top. Medium carbonation, little oily, creamy... easy to drink. Overall: Nice impy strong porter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - 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.


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