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RATINGS: 1070   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
cask (RAF): a dark pour still let dribbles of ruby light through..gigantic hops and roasts join hands in a display of tangy smoke and anchovy love..a thick and full palate keeps everything just right..the flavors drop the anchovy notes and welcome more hops, chocolate, dark plums, white grapes smothered in hot fudge..and some more smokeyness..A nice hopped up, thick, enjoyable porter..one of few.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 18, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2003 ReRate-22oz bomber-sampled with whaleman at our New Mexico beer marathon. Pours an almost pitch black with a huge brown head that would not give up!! Citrus/chocolate aroma-some coffee, but covered up mostly from the intense alpha acid hops. Sharp sweetness on the palate, but not as much hops as i thought there would be on the flavor. very interesting balance for a 3f's brew. Nice lacing all around the snifter glass. Can we say India Porter? This is the top porter in my book. This dark beer can fool you. Expecting bitterness, I was suprised to be hit by the complex mixture of tastes. A combination of malt, fruit, and chocolate comes together to form a flavor that makes it hard to put this beer down. Very smooth... cheers!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
Bottled from growler, thanks hopsrus!!
Black, not much head. Tarry aroma. Overwhelmingly velvetty soft maltiness. Richly fruity and chocolatey. Well balanced sweetness and a salty, bitter finish. Possibly the best porter I've ever had!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Dark black color. Medium head. Aroma is chocolate malts and floral hops. A medium bodied porter. The roasted chocolate malts are offset by a surprising amount of grapefruity hops. A flavor fest: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cheery/berries and caramel. Smooth taste. Very well balanced. Soft round taste. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Thanks to Hopsrus for this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2003
Hops?!? WTF are hops doing in my porter?? Ahh well. Not exactly to style but a damn fine brew. Hoppy nose with chocolate and vanilla as it warms. Big fat tan creamy head that easily replenishes on top of a dark, dark garnet body. Citrus hoppieness , chocolate, coco, molasses, vanilla, cream, dark berries, a little dog, and more chocolate. Finishes with fresh hops and dark chocolate. Thank you Psychprof.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 5, 2003
Bottled by hopsrus. Thanks John! Pours a deep black that only reveals its ruby heart when held an inch from a light.A wispy head that reduces to a halo around the glass.Excellent nose full of chocolate and hops.Nice full lush mouthfeel. A milk chocolate sweetness is the first flavor that hits followed by hints of vanilla and molasses.Ends with a hop bite and a bitterness that has touches of black licorice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2004 2003 22oz bomber. This batch seemed a little different than last years. Aroma and flavors are more like an IPA than a porter. That's OK, I always wanted to try a dark IPA. Some chocolate in there but dominated by piney hops. Another fine brew by Three Floyds.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Trademark Alpha King grapefruity hops aroma is followed by malty roastiness and a back of the throat hops splash. This is truly the Alpha King gone dark. Three Floyds grows themselves some of the finest hops around! Well bottled Ed!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2004 Nice aroma and great looking beer at pouring. Slightly sweet with chocolate malt coming through. Not as hoppy as last years. Great porter 2004. Back to the 2002 version. Of course, hopped, but with a smoother mouthfeel and more roasty chocolate malt flavor and presence. Very piney with less citrus than last year. NICE

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greco (41) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Cask Conditioned! Decent amount of hops with a medium to light body for a porter. Plenty of Chocolate malt. Great taste. My newest top 5 porter.


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