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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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ben4321 (6514) - 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.

3.6
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

3.8
Beerenberger (1605) - 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.

4.2
gkeh (482) - 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.

3
ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours a dark brown color. Notes of smoke, cocoa, milk chocolate, and coffee. Thin mouthfeel and earthy finish.

3.5
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.

3.8
TheHOFF43 (2052) - 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

3.9
BVery (10510) - 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!

3.3
5000 (6862) - 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.


3.8
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.


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