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RATINGS: 1038   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pcstuck (60) - 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 (261) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft.Black tan head. Chocolate and coffee nose. Coco, light hop and very faint coffee. Love this one

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sitzds (261) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , 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.

3.8
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (182) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at three floyds. Pours a dark, almost stoutlike black. Aroma is big coffee and chocolate malts. Sweet aroma. Taste is smooth. Good flavor, with roasted coffee notes and hints of chocolate. Sweet, but not overly sweet. Almost stoutlike. Thin on the palate, not thick or creamy at all. Pretty good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sikash (230) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Heavy roasted coffee notes. Needed. To warm up to get the full aroma. Aroma is still toasty with coffee. Body was full overall a good beer but not awesome. Have a bottle and will reevaluate later.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (891) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle pour opaque black thick tan head. Nose grassy and floral hop with some chocolate. Taste roast, coffee, lots of flavoring hop as well. Pine and floral. Very hoppy porter, and I like it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (42) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Dark brown almost black in color. 1 finger light brown head that dissipates quickly. Grassy nose with dry coffee taste. Has a slight sour finish. 2013 is more sour than I recall from 2012 but still great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, thnx to Budznudz, Cheers! Pours a dark brown, almost black beer with a thin beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, roast, dark chocolate and licorice. Flavor is mildly sweet with big tones of coffee and chocolate. Very much licorice present in the aftertaste of the flavor. Medium dry finish. Not a typical Christmas beer, but still very nice to enjoy over Christmas dinner. Nice one.


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