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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Alpha Klaus is Alpha Kingís 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


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1774) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
bomber thanks kan! pours black with medium tan head. big pine citrus and roast grain aroma. taste is slight sweet loads of hops and chocolate


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Roasted malt, coffee, raw cocoa, and some dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Interestingly complex. Finishes with roast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3522) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Dark brown colour, tan head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, hops. Hoppy flavour, coffee, caramel, light tropical fruits. Finish coffee, tropical fruits, caramel, fresh hops. Nice!!
(from 65cL bottle @ Timís country ticks and pulled pork sandwiches tasting. Thanks for sharing, ElManana!)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (887) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
Bottle at "Pulled-pork-tasting" at tderoeck's place. Thanks myself for bringing the bottle! Coffee, hoppy, exotic fruits, roast, roast and roast. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4904) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bitter bite of chocolate here with light tempered roast. Black pour with good head. Bitter finish. Hint of rooty herbal kind of aroma in this that puts a unique zing on things. Pretty easy on palate, especially considering alcohol content. Bottle at local option.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Trade from a friend, thanks Daniel! Bottled 11/13/2014. Black with just under two fingers of light tan head. Nice webby lacing. Aromas of roast, a bit of licorice, dark chocolate, floral, pine. Tastes of dark chocolate, floral, pine, roast. Tasty but seems more like a black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1086) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
22oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Some spice in the aroma. Medium hop bitterness though some harsh flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2113) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours a thick black with tan head. Aromas are very meaty. Crazy resin in this one. Also brown sugar and notes of chocolate. Flavors are dominated by resin and Mexican sugar with hints of chocolate. The mouthfeel is awesome. Weird... But in a good way.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5175) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is dark chocolate and floral hop. Thin mouth with nice roast, dark chocolate and resin hop finsh. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle cheers to Rob. This had a distinct cocoa powdery feel to it. Very dry and herbal. It isnít completely amazing but I can see why it is so highly regarded. Drinks superbly. Very nice

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (459) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2015
From bomber. Pours black with a medium thickness dense foam head. Big aroma of coffee and chocolate malts. Taste is delicious coffee and chocolate. Full mouthfeel that just feels perfect. Light carbonation. This is a delicious and fine beer. One of the best porters Iíve ever enjoyed.


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