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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (258) - Houston, Texas, 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 (240) - 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 (1044) - 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 (116) - 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 (2456) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eruizgarcia (196) - - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 From a bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Very roasty chocolate and pine with some hops. Slightly bitter finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (771) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
í12 bottle. Very dark pour. Roasty aroma, nice hop charActer...hoppier than a regular porter but the year has died off some hops to make this smoother. Lightly roasty flavor as well, some coffee, hops are present. Overall good, hop forward porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (665) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from DrewFace... U da man. Pours blacksmith white head. Aroma is strong chocolate, with just mild hops. Bottle is 1 yr d, so thatís good. Taste is chocolate, light, smooth, not too hoppy. Interested to see what this would be fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (915) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, thanks to DrFabulous. Pours nearly black with creamy mocha head. Aroma - whoa thatís a lot of pine/spruce. Was not expecting that. Also chocolate. Taste: piney, herbal hops dominate this. There is chocolate and roast, but this is close to a chocolatey black ipa. Lasting bitter finish, only slight sweetness. Palate: slick texture, medium body, average to lively carbonation. Overall: not at all what I expected. I guess this is a Christmas porter in the sense that it feels like drinking a Christmas tree thatís been dusted with chocolate. Would probably categorize this as a black ipa personally.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wisdomsolo (436) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Excellent porter! Had this at a Christmas tasting party. Thanks Doug for a great tasting!


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