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RATINGS: 1042   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (295) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (756) - - JUL 12, 2014
Dark brown pour with a medium body and average carbonation. Strong anise and molasses aroma and taste, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and fairly bitter hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3078) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
J’avoue avoir été déçu par ce classique de 3 Floyds. Cette bière est brune foncée avec une belle mousse beige. Le nez est riche et profond avec ses notes de malt, de caramel, de toffee et d’alcool. La bouche est mince, beaucoup plus mince que ce que le nez laissait présager. C’est agréable mais sûrement sur-évalué.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (291) - - APR 22, 2014
Not much to dislike about this one. Pours perfectly, nice aroma, pleasing chocolate taste. Doesnt have the nasty sting that some imperials have.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeq215 (68) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Smell is roasted malts, citrus hops, chocolate. Taste is the same; roaste malts, hops chocolate. Medium body, Nice bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (101) - - APR 16, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Served: 22oz bottle Look: pours a dark brown color with a dark tan head. Leaves some lacing on the side of the glass. Smell: fruity smell. Dark fruits, chocolate. Strong alcohol smell as it warms up. Taste: dark beer taste like a porter should. Hints of coffe and chocolate Feel: slightly heavy. Great carbonation. Overall: good overall balance. Love the color, lacing. Great flavor. First Drank: Mom and Dad's XMAS eve 2013

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Bottle] Pours jet black in color with a rocky brown head. Nose is of pine, zesty hops, roasty malts and light coffee. Heavy molasses and burnt caramel throughout the taste. Dark brown sugar, piney hops and light tobacco/earthiness. Chalky mouthfeel, but with a more syrupy texture to it. Big and bitter finish. Nice! Tasting notes from 2/2014.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3037) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Merci à Hammy78 pour cette bombe. Un corps bien noir sur lequel se forme une mousse brune presque indestructible. La dentelle laissée sur la paroi ressemble à un relief montagneux. Au nez, les houblons percent difficilement le mur malté et rôti. Sur les papilles, le chocolat, le café et le caramel foncé sont traversés par des flaveurs de houblons fruités et mentholés. En bouche, c’est bien crémeux. Le corps n’est jamais trop dense. En finale, c’est sec avec une amertume construite à la fois par le travail des grains et le travail des houblons.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1157) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
(tap) very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of molasses, roast; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (155) - - MAR 22, 2014
22oz bottle pours dark brown with a slight red hue, thick brown head and little lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and hops. Slightly bitter flavor. Delicious!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1127) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
A - pours a dark rich brown with 1 finger tan head that leaves a light ring. S - i dont really get the christmas in the smell. Aroma is almost all hops, soap, floral, bitter citrus and resin. some dark malts, candied dates, cigarettes, coal and toasted malts. M - medium body with sharp carb. water mf with a dry bitter end. hoppy. T - this is a dark dipa? soapy and resiny hops come on first. some bitter citrus, dried grasses. The chocolate and doughy malts are muddled in there with the hops somewhere I’m sure of it. Toasted malts, bitter grasses and resin end this. O - not what I was expecting at all. where’s the xmas angle? wheres the this is not an IPA angle? The bitter citrusy hops fight with the porter.


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