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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Pours a deep deep brown/black with a minimal off-white/tan head. This is like a mix between an Ipa and a porter as sulttree stated and a slight barleywine flavor as iceman noted. . Aromas of oak, malt, coffee, and nuts. Flavors of maple, chocolate, coffee, and oak. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lingering flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5689) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Thanks to Footbalm for this trade! Reddish brown, no head. Coffee/y aroma, a hint of things to come. At first, big traditional porter flavors - Dark chocolate, coffee. Then a great mix of woodsy, toasty hops The best way to describe this is that it is an almost perfect mix of Porter and IPA - all the best of both. The malt profile of a great porter and the hop profile of a great IPA. Excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
A big thanks to BBB63 for this one. This is another of the great selections that Mike sent me for our last trade. This one pours deep ebony (very little light transmittance) with a tan head. Aroma of malt, big chocolate, fruit, nuts, florals. Tastes malty, with a big chocoff finish, and some florals. I noticed some fruit and hops at mid-palate, and a chocolate syrupy element as it warmed. The palate was semi-dense and velvety. This is very complex, very well balanced, and very drinkable. I could chug one of these (of course I wouldn’t). This porter presents the pinnacle of porter perfection, punks! I have to check my scores, but I believe this is my top rated porter thus far. Thanks again, Mike!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Black, little to no head, big time barley wine feel to it on the aroma, sweet chocolate milk flavo, pretty fuckin good beatch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2004
22oz. bomber: Thank you for trades, or I would have never gotten this gem. It pours an inky dark brown color. There was some tan head, but it dies down quickly. A pleasant aroma. A mix of hops, roastiness, coffee, and some smokiness. The taste is an all-out assault on your taste buds (but a pleasant assault). Smokiness, some chocolate, some hop bitterness coming through (although it is sweet to the taste overall). This is just flat out excellent. Thanks to TAR for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Almost black with a red gleam colored body, foamy light brown head. Little mild in the aroma but nice and pleasant. Malt, smoke, hops and coffee tones. Smoke is dominating in the flavor along with bitter hops and roasted malt and an underlying sourness. Sharp bitter dry end. A really good and flavorfull porter. Thank you Denton (Jokes) for trading me this one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
This was just plain awesome. Coffee, Chocolate, Citrus, and Floral taste, the hops are nice and balanced. I was expecting it to be good, but not this good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt with a really nice hop profile. Cirtusy. Flavor is hops with a good burnt malt/chocolate balance. Body is full, smooth and creamy. One of the better porters yer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
A black beer with a fine tan head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of coffe, citrus, and oranges. The flavor is dominated by hops combined with notes of coffee and chocolate. A wonderful beer. Thanks to Mads Berg for sharing this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
This porter pours with a very dark brown body topped by a medium thick tan head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet bitter and malty with a slight smokiness and a touch of fruit. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty but mostly smokey and bitter with a slight coffee note. Medium to full bodied and smooth.

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