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Three Floyds Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 1065   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Alpha Klaus is Alpha King’s cousin. A big American X-mas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt and Mexican sugar and of course tons of strange American hops! Cheers.

2014 vintage - 6.0% abv


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle shared in Hoboken. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. The nose holds well toasted malts, some pine, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with nice earthy bitterness, cocoa, roast, baked pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly ashy on the finish with some ripe orange, pine, well toasted bread. Quite nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SotallyTober (34) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours black with a decent mocha head. Light lacing. Has a coffee, roasted malts, herbal, and rich chocolate aroma. Nice and malty upfront that finished slightly bitter. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malts, woody notes, spices, and sweet caramel. Medium body that was smooth and creamy on the palate. Was really pleased with this one!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (565) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Tap at Tap House. Near black with a tin ring with medium lacing. Spruce, resiny hops, malty and a light chocolate aroma. Taste has a light dry bitterness that hangs on. Medium body with a fizzy, creamy feel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
A very different twist to the traditional Christmas porters! Loved the hop aroma to this porter!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mears (16) - - DEC 13, 2014
Really good another fantastic beer from three Floyd's. I wish it was a little less hoppy. But still a great find.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skykwby (45) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Dec 14 the local chi town... Pours black as night, brownish head, not much of it. Stayed around edges. Aroma is coffee, licorice, hints of chocolate. First sip tasty, fills mouth, but not overpowering. Leaves little aftertaste. A very good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tonypreto (115) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
22 oz bomber bottle poured into pint glass. Great malt.aroma. Pours an opaque brownish black with a tan head that dissipates at a quick rate. Tastes really smooth. Malty up front with a perfectly sweet balanced finish. Great porter. Recomnended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2906) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bomber from Savor Growl. Black pour with a big frothy tan head and lacy stick. Aroma of herbal, citrus, cocoa, woody. Tastes are cocoa, orange, dark chocolate, pine, burnt roasted malt. Thin to medium palate. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Container / location APPEARANCE – perfectly black, excellent light brown foamy head. NOSE - surprisingly hoppy fro an Xmas ale. FLAVOR - like a black ipa. NOTES - Apparently this is the first black ipa. ok flavor for a ’christmas porter’.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2014
22oz bottle. Black color with beige head. Coffee and hoppy aroma. Smooth coffee and chocolate taste that ends with bitter hops. This is excellent.


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