Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a thin very thin cap of chocolatey head that dissipates quick. Not much carbonation. Nose is very sweet.
Very chocolatey with a lot of dark fruits, mainly cherries,
Plum and grape. A very good malt backbone is present with a slight roastiness to it. Mouth is very creamy a lot of roast and chocolate with dark fruits again present. A good mix of caramel, hops and malt. The hops are actually strong on the finish. Nice bitterness.
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. black with one finger head. rich porter wit substantial chocolate. a bit sweet with the hops you’d expect from 3F.
Mittenator (1440) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Deep brown with a tan head. Malt and hops. Clean and hoppy. Black ipaish?
jrodooo5 (1109) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
RRistow12 (315) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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Panzuriel (1373) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice porter on tap. Smooth with nice chocolate, coffee and malt flavors. Another great beer from FFF.
nathan30533 (730) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This to me makes an incredible holiday brew. Pours nice and dark, dark brown with a light color head. Tasty brew and enjoyable.
adam42381 (382) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HonusWagner (1632) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
EyeAmBaldman (332) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque dark mahogany with a thick dark tan head. Aroma is strong pine with a hint of roasted malt. Slick on the tongue with a medium mouth feel. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate and a ton of hops. Really was hoping for more of a porter and got a black IPA.