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RATINGS: 1090   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.

2014 vintage - 6.0% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterschreurs (91) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2768) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle with another great FFF label. Excellent aroma from this opaque, very dark red-brown ale. Good, smooth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6708) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
tons os strange american hops" is right. not quite what you’d wxpect from the style...uberhoppy...a little thin, but very smooth bodied. chocolate, roasted coffee, and an abnormal amount of hops. good stuff."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle from unknown via Kyler. Pours an opaque brown/black. Aroma roasty, sweet, chocolate. Body lively and roasty, slightly bitter baking chocolate finish, lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2447) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Black pour with a khaki/tan soapy/creamy head and lots of sticky lacing ... aroma of heavily roasted coffee, chocolate malts and lots of citrusy hops ... taste is a burst of citrusy hops, chocolate malts, bitter roasted coffee and a bit of sweetness with a nice bitter bite .... very balanced flavor profile .... finish is dry roasted, hoppy with a lingering bitterness ... mouthfeel is slick and oily ... very well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Had this one sitting around for a while. A bit out of season but a nice change of pace. This is a bold porter. Strong roasted, coffee, chocolate, flavor which is complemented by a big hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
650 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, mint, spices. Flavor is chocolate, mint, coffee, and something I’m unable to read about 6 months after I wrote it. Which should be a reminder that ratebeer backlogs should never be kept for so long. Finish is hoppy and herbal. Medium body, weak carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimsRatings (421) - - JUL 28, 2014
From bomber (thanks, Schaefer!) Pours a nice dark brown with a finger or so of tan head. Dark, almost burnt malt aroma. Burnt malt dominates the flavor, and this beer suffers from the same thing most porters suffer... Teasing of a richness that the style just can't uphold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (944) - - JUL 12, 2014
Dark brown pour with a medium body and average carbonation. Strong anise and molasses aroma and taste, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and fairly bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3492) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
J’avoue avoir été déçu par ce classique de 3 Floyds. Cette bière est brune foncée avec une belle mousse beige. Le nez est riche et profond avec ses notes de malt, de caramel, de toffee et d’alcool. La bouche est mince, beaucoup plus mince que ce que le nez laissait présager. C’est agréable mais sûrement sur-évalué.

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