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RATINGS: 1069   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


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (344) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Fresh bottle appropriately served in a three floyds pint glass. Pours a dark brown/black with a inch thick tan head. It leaves great lacing. Aroma is strong, I can smell it from a foot away. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, pine, some disguised citrus, and hints of cream. Taste is malts, chocolate, oranges, grapefruit, sweet cream, and sugar. The sugar actually lingers on the tongue and lips nicely. It has the trademark three floyds hop flavor. Mouthfeel is medium and easy to drink. This is an amazing porter.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HonusWagner (1625) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Quite hoppy, quite sweet, quite not my thing. Just weirdly citrusy and earthy and sweet and slightly smoky and all over the place but not anywhere I particularly love.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (313) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours opaque dark mahogany with a thick dark tan head. Aroma is strong pine with a hint of roasted malt. Slick on the tongue with a medium mouth feel. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate and a ton of hops. Really was hoping for more of a porter and got a black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
bomber from trade; probably cellared 6-9 mos; should have done longer. This is a complex beer but wasn’t right for me - just ok. many aromas - vanilla, roast from malts and coffee - maybe a little vinous aroma. Taste was ok in beginning - like aroma; but ended with too much hops - roasted hop combo that didn’t work for me. disappointed as I really enjoy this style.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 20, 2014
Poured from bomber into tulip. I don't know what I was expecting with this but I was unpleasantly surprised. I really wanted to enjoy a porter but this beer was all about the hops. There were some roastiness in there too but I struggled to find the porter base or anything that said "christmas". Really this was much more akin to a black ipa. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised considering this was FFF.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11866) - 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 (40) - 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 (567) - 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 (20) - - 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


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