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RATINGS: 1078   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

brewskis' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours a jet black color with a two finger creamy head that goes away slowly. Smells of citrus fruits like pineapple and lemon with some pine; as well as roasted coffee and chocolate undertones. Can detect some sweetness from the mexican sugar as well. Smells more like a black ipa than a porter, but I’m not surprised because it is floyds. The taste profile is the opposite of the smell. Taste starts with roasted coffee, some milk chocolate, vanilla. Then in the middle you start to get the citrus fruits like lemon and grapefruit. But mostly get pine qualities which make sense since it is a christmas porter. Gets a much smoother and creamier mouthfeel. The roasted coffee and chocolate stay constant throughout. Finishes with a blend of the pine and citrus qualities, as well as the bold, roasted coffee and chocolate notes, maybe some licorice. For a 6% beer, the mouthfeel is not watery in the least bit. Medium body with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. Not as good as their snow weasel porter, which has more hop qualities in it; but still a top notch, smooth porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (208) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
bottle. black with one finger head. rich porter wit substantial chocolate. a bit sweet with the hops you’d expect from 3F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1440) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber. Deep brown with a tan head. Malt and hops. Clean and hoppy. Black ipaish?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1111) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours nearly black w/ a thin tan head that leaves a good ring of lacing. I’m kind of in love w/ the in your face hop aroma that has just a subtle chocolate undertone. The taste is of a chocolate porter up front & finishes w/ a huge hop bang! Easily one of the most unique porters I’ve had & highly recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (315) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours black with a beige head. Very complex beer. Aroma of chocolate, earthy grasses and grains and pine. Taste of chocolate, coffee, hint of coffee and caramel, pine, a little stone fruit and dark fruits. Great tasting and interesting beer. Moderate bitterness with great well balanced malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1373) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On Tap at Millstone BBQ near Logan Ohio. Alpha Klaus is a deep dark brown beer with a thinner head of small white bubbles. Nose is Rich roasted dark chocolate goodness with some interesting hops going on. Taste was mildly to medium sweet with a good amount of spruce. Body was somewhat lively. finish was a good warming with a touch of hop bitterness. a very different and interesting porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Really nice porter on tap. Smooth with nice chocolate, coffee and malt flavors. Another great beer from FFF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (731) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
This to me makes an incredible holiday brew. Pours nice and dark, dark brown with a light color head. Tasty brew and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adam42381 (382) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass. Appearance: Pours a dark cola brown, almost black, with a 2 finger creamy medium tan head. Nice head retention and lacing. Smell: Dark roasted malt with lots of hops and a touch of chocolate. Taste: Piney and grassy hops up front followed by roasted malt and a hint of chocolate in the middle before ending with more piney and grassy hops. Aftertaste is fairly bitter with just a touch of semisweet chocolate. The flavor profile is nothing like any porter I’ve ever had. Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Good drinkability. You’ll have no difficulty finishing off a bomber on your own. Overall: A good beer overall, but not really my idea of a porter. I also don’t understand the Christmas connection with this one, but maybe it fits with 3 Floyds’ motto of "It’s Not Normal." This one is definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HonusWagner (1632) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Quite hoppy, quite sweet, quite not my thing. Just weirdly citrusy and earthy and sweet and slightly smoky and all over the place but not anywhere I particularly love.

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