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RATINGS: 1067   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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1628) - - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops backed up by roasty chocolate malt. Taste is very much the same, perhaps with a touch of menthol and coffee. Palate is full with a sharp carb. Very unique and very awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
bomber from trade; probably cellared 6-9 mos; should have done longer. This is a complex beer but wasn’t right for me - just ok. many aromas - vanilla, roast from malts and coffee - maybe a little vinous aroma. Taste was ok in beginning - like aroma; but ended with too much hops - roasted hop combo that didn’t work for me. disappointed as I really enjoy this style.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 20, 2014
Poured from bomber into tulip. I don't know what I was expecting with this but I was unpleasantly surprised. I really wanted to enjoy a porter but this beer was all about the hops. There were some roastiness in there too but I struggled to find the porter base or anything that said "christmas". Really this was much more akin to a black ipa. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised considering this was FFF.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle shared in Hoboken. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. The nose holds well toasted malts, some pine, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with nice earthy bitterness, cocoa, roast, baked pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly ashy on the finish with some ripe orange, pine, well toasted bread. Quite nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SotallyTober (37) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours black with a decent mocha head. Light lacing. Has a coffee, roasted malts, herbal, and rich chocolate aroma. Nice and malty upfront that finished slightly bitter. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malts, woody notes, spices, and sweet caramel. Medium body that was smooth and creamy on the palate. Was really pleased with this one!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (567) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Tap at Tap House. Near black with a tin ring with medium lacing. Spruce, resiny hops, malty and a light chocolate aroma. Taste has a light dry bitterness that hangs on. Medium body with a fizzy, creamy feel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
A very different twist to the traditional Christmas porters! Loved the hop aroma to this porter!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mears (19) - - DEC 13, 2014
Really good another fantastic beer from three Floyd's. I wish it was a little less hoppy. But still a great find.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skykwby (45) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Dec 14 the local chi town... Pours black as night, brownish head, not much of it. Stayed around edges. Aroma is coffee, licorice, hints of chocolate. First sip tasty, fills mouth, but not overpowering. Leaves little aftertaste. A very good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tonypreto (119) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
22 oz bomber bottle poured into pint glass. Great malt.aroma. Pours an opaque brownish black with a tan head that dissipates at a quick rate. Tastes really smooth. Malty up front with a perfectly sweet balanced finish. Great porter. Recomnended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2910) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bomber from Savor Growl. Black pour with a big frothy tan head and lacy stick. Aroma of herbal, citrus, cocoa, woody. Tastes are cocoa, orange, dark chocolate, pine, burnt roasted malt. Thin to medium palate. Very drinkable.


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