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RATINGS: 1043   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2663) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). From Randall, thanks! Dark brown with a medium beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, minty nores, vanilla, light vegetal notes, chocolate and liquorice notes. Taste is slightly sweet with minty notes, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and herbal finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Good balance. Nice Porter, but also almost a Black IPA. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On draft at Twenty Tap in Indianapolis. Pours black with a tan head. Roasty malt nose. Flavors of chocolate and licorice. Medium bodied. Light carbonation. Lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Pitch Black Color, Huge Foamy Head That Lasts Forever and Leaves Decent Lacing. Nice Fruity Hop Aroma, Reminds Me of Passion Fruit. Unexpected Since Porters Don’t Smell Like It. I Guess This Is Part of that "It’s Not Normal" Slogan That is Printed On Its Label. Taste of Toasted Malt, Faint Chocolate that barely Shines through Strong Floral Hop Bitter. Medium Body. Hides ABV Real Well. Not Your Classic Porter For Sure. Interesting. Enjoyed It. Recommended...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1183) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a small offwhite head that offers good lacing. Aroma is of minty hops and spices, feeling fresh and light. Taste is sweet, full of spices, chocolate and roasted malt. Body was medium, maybe a bit on the light side. This isn’t your typical porter but it has a good american character (just enough so it doesn’t become a black IPA) to it and is really just fun to drink. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcbeerslinger (28) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Want to know how to balance the rich, dark flavors of chocolate malt w/ American hops? Look know further than this beauty. One of most balanced beers I’ve ever tasted with every flavor working together, yet standing out on its own. I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Very dark brown pour with a good amount of light brown head. Very hoppy aroma mixed with malt and a hint of chocolate/vanilla. The hop character is very present right away, but the finish is where you get that porter maltyness and bitterness. Good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (313) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft.Black tan head. Chocolate and coffee nose. Coco, light hop and very faint coffee. Love this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sitzds (286) - - JAN 10, 2014
On tap at FFF brewpub poured into a half pint. Appearance is very dark brown with little light coming through. A stiff tan head stands an inch over the beer. It clings tightly to the glass in patches as the session goes on and Finding Nemo flashes on the screens in the pub. Aroma is pine, cocoa, roasted malt, and the slightest bit of orange peel. Quite hoppy for a porter. Taste is initially bitter with spruce and anise. Then the essence of one of those chocolate-wrapped oranges from Christmastime slides in. Roasty and charred notes on the swallow. Medium body, creamy, but thinner than it looks, moderate carbonation, semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of citrus, roast chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee and candy cane. Medium body. Slightly dry/roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Deep dark colored porter. Lots of roasted malt followed by coffee and faint chocolate. Hops are definitely present and add nice citrus notes. Nice smooth finish

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