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RATINGS: 1046   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Really awesome. Not as artificial-like coffee/chocolate tasting as most porters. It’s very mild. Perfect blend of coffee roast and hops make for a smooth and flavorful experience.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Merry Hopping Christmas! I think only the 3F folk would do such a thing to a porter! It pours out like your usual porter (not normally my favorite style), dark brown with a decent foamy light brown head. The resemblence to the usual ends there. The hops jump out of the glass and poke you in the nostrils. Smells like the Alpha Khan hopping, a good mix of the grapefruit and the piney. Oh yes... there’s also a roasted malt and burnt coffee smell in the aroma. The taste is of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and HOPS. Nice bitter finish, like I’ve just had a Dreadnaught. Excellent brew!

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2004
It’s unreal..so over the top just like all their beers. An unimaginably hoppy porter. I think I sensed pine juice in the drink. I enjoyed it, but one was enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Color much to be expected, but thats about the only normal thing with this porter. Grassy lime aroma, like a strong IPA. This has a dryness similar to a porter, but then it also has a visous feel from the whole lotta hops. I don’t know exactly what to make of this beer, its quite a good porter, but its got more quality bitterness than most IPA’s. It leaves my mouth feeling a bit dry and chalky, which makes me want to drink more of it, which is a damn fine thing to have in a beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Thanks to Wohlfs for the tasting. Pours a dark brown/black with decent tan head. Pine hop aroma actually smelled like a pine tree. Very well balenced with a smooth body. Slight coffee/mocha finish. Almost an IPA inside a porter. Scoring a 4.1 and I am not even a fan of porters!!! Very good overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - NOV 25, 2004
My goodness. If you combine a good porter with Gumballhead this is what you get. A rich, dark, smooth ale with a juicy, fruity hop profile. Very interesting and quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Bottle. Love the IPA/Porter thing going on here. Kind of tastes like a piney chocolate and I liked that combo very much. I thought it had a light feel for a porter. Price is a bit steep, but glad I tried it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Christmas Porter. Well, this is enough to make this Grinch/Scrooge sing carols. From the tap at Three Floyds, this was awesome. Black with just the slightest and briefest appearance of tan head. Malty. Chocolatey. Coffee. Berries? Raisens? Molasses? I do believe so. Linger a bit more on the nose. The mouthfeel is thick and full and smooth. Taste roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and, yes, citrus. Hops? Of course. And loving it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Three Floyds always does a good job of taking a well-known style and tweaking it just enough that it is still within the boundaries of the style yet memorable because of its uniqueness. This is another example. The beer is a deep mahogany color with a thick tan head that lasts pretty much the entire glass. Nice lacing too. The aroma bursts with hops, coffee, alcohol and pine. Rich body with a very pleasant blend of flavors. Roasted nuts, coffee, malt and tons of piney hops never let up. The finish is roasty and bitter to the end. I thought the $9 price tag was a bit steep but this is a fine beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 Pours a dark black small off white head. Aroma of coffee, malt, hops. Flavor is roasted coffee, caramel choclate, and spices. Thanks to Heemer for brinigng this one up for me!


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