jrodooo5 (1341) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black w/ a thin tan head that leaves a good ring of lacing. Iím kind of in love w/ the in your face hop aroma that has just a subtle chocolate undertone. The taste is of a chocolate porter up front & finishes w/ a huge hop bang! Easily one of the most unique porters Iíve had & highly recommended!
RRistow12 (503) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from draft. Pours black with a beige head. Very complex beer. Aroma of chocolate, earthy grasses and grains and pine. Taste of chocolate, coffee, hint of coffee and caramel, pine, a little stone fruit and dark fruits. Great tasting and interesting beer. Moderate bitterness with great well balanced malt backbone.
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Panzuriel (1558) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Millstone BBQ near Logan Ohio. Alpha Klaus is a deep dark brown beer with a thinner head of small white bubbles. Nose is Rich roasted dark chocolate goodness with some interesting hops going on. Taste was mildly to medium sweet with a good amount of spruce. Body was somewhat lively. finish was a good warming with a touch of hop bitterness. a very different and interesting porter.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice porter on tap. Smooth with nice chocolate, coffee and malt flavors. Another great beer from FFF.
nathan30533 (915) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This to me makes an incredible holiday brew. Pours nice and dark, dark brown with a light color head. Tasty brew and enjoyable.
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark cola brown, almost black, with a 2 finger creamy medium tan head. Nice head retention and lacing.
Smell: Dark roasted malt with lots of hops and a touch of chocolate.
Taste: Piney and grassy hops up front followed by roasted malt and a hint of chocolate in the middle before ending with more piney and grassy hops. Aftertaste is fairly bitter with just a touch of semisweet chocolate. The flavor profile is nothing like any porter Iíve ever had.
Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. Youíll have no difficulty finishing off a bomber on your own.
Overall: A good beer overall, but not really my idea of a porter. I also donít understand the Christmas connection with this one, but maybe it fits with 3 Floydsí motto of "Itís Not Normal." This one is definitely worth trying.
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Quite hoppy, quite sweet, quite not my thing. Just weirdly citrusy and earthy and sweet and slightly smoky and all over the place but not anywhere I particularly love.
EyeAmBaldman (442) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque dark mahogany with a thick dark tan head. Aroma is strong pine with a hint of roasted malt. Slick on the tongue with a medium mouth feel. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate and a ton of hops. Really was hoping for more of a porter and got a black IPA.
crajun (1102) - , Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber from trade; probably cellared 6-9 mos; should have done longer. This is a complex beer but wasnít right for me - just ok. many aromas - vanilla, roast from malts and coffee - maybe a little vinous aroma. Taste was ok in beginning - like aroma; but ended with too much hops - roasted hop combo that didnít work for me. disappointed as I really enjoy this style.
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bomber into tulip. I don't know what I was expecting with this but I was unpleasantly surprised. I really wanted to enjoy a porter but this beer was all about the hops. There were some roastiness in there too but I struggled to find the porter base or anything that said "christmas". Really this was much more akin to a black ipa. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised considering this was FFF.