Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

Merrill's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Merrill (79) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1577) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Given to me by a co-worker. Poured from bomber. Pours dark brown almost black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt , smoky wood, roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor is rich roasted malt, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate. Truly an amazing beer. Definately one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
abcfan (883) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Really nice brew. Pours black with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolate with a hint of hops and spices. Silky smooth with a light hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Trade with Kermis. Thanks Chris. Pours nearly black with a small settling creamy beige head and lacings. Nose has roast, coffee, zest - orange peel. Dry and roasted bitter flavor with coffee and dark fruit, chocolate plus a faint dusty hoppy note. My guess is that its 2 or 3 years old so the hops pretty much vanished. Smooth and light bodied - suitable. Would be fun to try fresh which I guess would give it some other strings to play. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarletfire65 (1293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Tasting at Hackney’s Printers Row. Roasty, spicy, piney aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolatey, dried ginger, Christmas spices, chocolate chip cookie. Creamy palate. Dry finish. Excellent seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3783) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a deep black from the bomber with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of mild coffee roast and spice. Taste is more toward light sweet malts and chocolate, hint of vanilla. Interesting, really nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2015
At the daily. This was fantastic. It got the roast level, the hops, the malt just right, a little rich but stiff drinkable even a little minerally. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (995) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Aroma - rich roast, dark chocolate, coffee,orange zest, and potent citrus hops Appearance - black body, beige head, quality lacing Taste - carmalized sugar, roast, citrus, coffee, dark chocolate. Palate - medium to full body, texture is creamy, soft carbonation, roast astringency that is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (344) - - NOV 30, 2015
Bomber dated 11/11/15. Aromas of heavily roasted and smoked malts with some pine needles. Taste is charred malts, sugar, chocolate, dates on the tip of the tongue. Middle of the mouth is where a tea like and pine hop flavor appears. Finish is a resinous after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1035) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Aroma is roasty, somewhat light, a lot of toasted malt, an earthy hop presence. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, thin. Taste is different. Halfway between a porter and black IPA, the beer is having an identity crisis. Roasted malt character, earthy hops, and not much else. Mouthfeel is thin, medium body and carbonation. Overall, this is not anywhere close to what I expected. No chocolate or sugar, just a standard porter with a hop profile. Much like Avery New World Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (258) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Opaque pour with sandy head. Nose of cocoa, tons of ripe raisin and date, coffee, toffee, American citrus and dank hops. Flavor is fairly hoppy, some vegetable/herbal tones, clean and balanced body, fairly active carbonation. Solid porter, fairly clean, not cloying. Good. Standard porter made well.

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