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RATINGS: 1047   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.


Merrill's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2009
2009 Bomber from the very expensive Liquor Stop. Pours a little darker than Coca-Cola with a med. brown head that sticks along the edge and very light fast lace.The aroma has more wet hops than I can remember on any IPA much less a Porter: spicy pine, hints of lime, sour candy and, actually, Coca-Cola! Delicious! Such a mixture of roast malts and hops - it’s not normal! Taragon, basil, black coffee, perhaps a bit of the darkest chocolate, the flavor is not quite as lively as the aroma, but this may be the best flavor/price ratio of any beer even at Liquor Stop. The finish is coffee all the way out.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (802) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle from unknown via Kyler. Pours an opaque brown/black. Aroma roasty, sweet, chocolate. Body lively and roasty, slightly bitter baking chocolate finish, lovely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2342) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Black pour with a khaki/tan soapy/creamy head and lots of sticky lacing ... aroma of heavily roasted coffee, chocolate malts and lots of citrusy hops ... taste is a burst of citrusy hops, chocolate malts, bitter roasted coffee and a bit of sweetness with a nice bitter bite .... very balanced flavor profile .... finish is dry roasted, hoppy with a lingering bitterness ... mouthfeel is slick and oily ... very well done

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1425) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Had this one sitting around for a while. A bit out of season but a nice change of pace. This is a bold porter. Strong roasted, coffee, chocolate, flavor which is complemented by a big hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
650 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, mint, spices. Flavor is chocolate, mint, coffee, and something I’m unable to read about 6 months after I wrote it. Which should be a reminder that ratebeer backlogs should never be kept for so long. Finish is hoppy and herbal. Medium body, weak carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimsRatings (420) - - JUL 28, 2014
From bomber (thanks, Schaefer!) Pours a nice dark brown with a finger or so of tan head. Dark, almost burnt malt aroma. Burnt malt dominates the flavor, and this beer suffers from the same thing most porters suffer... Teasing of a richness that the style just can't uphold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (805) - - JUL 12, 2014
Dark brown pour with a medium body and average carbonation. Strong anise and molasses aroma and taste, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and fairly bitter hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3161) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
J’avoue avoir été déçu par ce classique de 3 Floyds. Cette bière est brune foncée avec une belle mousse beige. Le nez est riche et profond avec ses notes de malt, de caramel, de toffee et d’alcool. La bouche est mince, beaucoup plus mince que ce que le nez laissait présager. C’est agréable mais sûrement sur-évalué.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (336) - - APR 22, 2014
Not much to dislike about this one. Pours perfectly, nice aroma, pleasing chocolate taste. Doesnt have the nasty sting that some imperials have.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Smell is roasted malts, citrus hops, chocolate. Taste is the same; roaste malts, hops chocolate. Medium body, Nice bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (156) - - APR 16, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Served: 22oz bottle Look: pours a dark brown color with a dark tan head. Leaves some lacing on the side of the glass. Smell: fruity smell. Dark fruits, chocolate. Strong alcohol smell as it warms up. Taste: dark beer taste like a porter should. Hints of coffe and chocolate Feel: slightly heavy. Great carbonation. Overall: good overall balance. Love the color, lacing. Great flavor. First Drank: Mom and Dad's XMAS eve 2013


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