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RATINGS: 1041   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (415) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2013
bottle. Big, beautiful Porter - perfect for a cold, snowy night. Easy to drink and robust flavor. Three Floyd’s makes great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from RobertDale. Thanks Bob!! Aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, piney and citrus hops. Black in the glass with an average off-white head that mostly diminished and left great lace. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery with an average carbonation. Overall a really nice brew that’s quite drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2013
On tap, black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and coffee with subtle cocoa notes and lots of hops. Flavor is a bit of a mess, the roasted character of this beer doesn’t mingle very well with the hop bill. It’s like this beer can’t decide what it wants to be. Drinkable but I wouldn’t go back for seconds.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty/coffee, caramel and some pine. Taste has some pine and is roasty and well balanced with a grapefruity bitterness at the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Aroma is pine, coffee, light toffee and slight vinous notes. The flavor is dark malts, coffee, mild/medium grapefruit, hop resin, vinous notes and an acidic/tart/sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Love this porter from three floyds. Super bitter and chocolately with a bitter finish. Smells malty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjc51478 (383) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
650ml Bottle from our local grocery store. Appearance is dark brown color with lots of creamy beige head. Aroma is heavy with roasted malts, vanilla and spice. Taste is similar but a bit more complex with roasted grains, dark chocolate dominant but strong notes of pine hops, allspice, and sugar. Palate is full-bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a semi-dry finish. A unique contribution to the Christmas ale pantheon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pour is close to black with a small tan head. Aroma is huge on the chocolate with notes of roasted pine nuts, toffee, and coffee. Flavor is more bitter/hoppy than the nose with added characteristics of licorice, smoke, spice, and caramel. Well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (310) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Floral nose and very hoppy for a porter. This is how all xmad beers should be made. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3719) - - DEC 1, 2013
Thanks wes. Tight stable brown head. Pretty dry palate. A very hoppy porter with citrusy cascade I think.


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