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RATINGS: 1046   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wesman (23) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2014
From a 22oz bottle, poured very dark brown medium head. Smell malty, slight chocolate with some hops. Taste some chocolate, licorice, hops slight vanilla. A very different type of porter but in a good way. Liked it a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks dude! pours very dark brown with a creamy light beige head, some retention and lacing. dense chocolate, coffee beans, pine and resin, minty and otehr green freshness, maple, spices, some sweetness - demerara and treacle, hint of lactose. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, assertive grassy-spicy-piney finish. balanced robust porter. very nice concoction. much enjoyed!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1799) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle 22oz. Pours black with low-medium head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, mint. Taste is of chocolate, dust, roasted malt, some "fresh" feeling. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Nice roastiness. Kind of black IPA’ish. A good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2798) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3269) - 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.

4
   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...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1296) - 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!

4.4
   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.

3.6
   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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft.Black tan head. Chocolate and coffee nose. Coco, light hop and very faint coffee. Love this one


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