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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12504) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Poured from draft at their brewery. Disappointed. Black with no head. Wasn't what I expected. Boozy brown sugar concoction

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15617) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
a solid IP, thanks Beeringer. Black, thick, booze only in finish. Chocolate, coffee grounds, insanely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a big, lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light coffee, chocolate, hints of smokiness, light notes of alcohol, hints of dough, and hints of bitterness. Flavor the same. Average to smoother texture. A decent beer for the style, but could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16503) - 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
Ferris (12695) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5688) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gruberm (329) - - FEB 1, 2014
Very dark black with brown hints. Medium brown head makes it a dark porter. Very tasty full porter with fruity and oaky notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Aroma of chocolate with some roasted malt notes. An inky-brownish-black pour with a robust tan head and abuntent lacing. Chocolate and roasted malts flavors initially, with coffee bitterness following. The taste, while providing a slightly sweet presence, is overall bitter and very pleasing. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Smooth round mouthfeel. Overall, full bodied taste that just keeps giving. Well done, Karbach! Will drink again.

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