Three Floyds Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus with Cherries
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Alpha Klaus aged in Bourbon barrels with cherries

For the cherry and strawberry version, see Fruity Klaus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
6th October 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Nose of mild wood. Palate is smooth with mild fine carbonation. Mild wood and mild bourbon, vanilla and coconut. Mellow bourbon spice. The cherry is pretty subtle. Finishes semi dry with a little alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Dark brown pour, brown head. Roasted malt, oak, vanilla, cocoa, bourbon and light cherry notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks! Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. The aroma provides chocolate, coconut, toasted oak and a whisper of cinnamon. Much like the BA Alpha Klaus with Plums, Im picking up no fruit here. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor furnishes sweet fudge, espresso, toasted coconut and bourbon. As with the bouquet, Im not picking up any cherries. Sweet, roasty, chocolaty finish. Like the BA Alpha Klaus with Plums, this is an excellent treatment of a great base beer. Also, like the BA Alpha Klaus with Plums, the hops of the base beer are dumbed down, but this remains an excellent treatment. Thanks go out to landhoney for generously sharing this world class beer with the south Florida crew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Bottle 202/400. Shame on the Midwest for allowing a Virginia tasting to get the first ratings of this beer. ;) Anyway, pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla and cherries. The taste is tart cherries, roasted malts, bitter hops, citrus and chocolate. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Suprisingly great stuff here. Oak, cherry, cocoa, vanilla. It isnt medicinal, no tartness, and no barrel aging flaws.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7382) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Bottle 293/400. Looks the same as the Plum version, with a deep amber pour capped by a small tan head. Really nice color. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, coconut, and sweet cherries. Flavor of bourbon, cola, caramel, brown sugar, charred oak, and more sweet cherries. Medium-bodied, with a fruity, sweet mouthfeel and medium carbonation. People expecting more tartness from the cherries will be disappointed, but the sweetness works here. Still, Id give the edge to the Plum version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Courtesy of Matt. It pours mahogany with thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up modest levels of crusty molasses covered chocolate brownie, dark roasted malts and a bit of cinnamon graham cracker. The taste is smooth and starts with dark roasted malts, melted and velvety dark chocolate, chocolate brownie and then some boozy barrel notes. Well in the back of the experience are mild notes of cherry juice sweetness. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (6403) - Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Rating #400, shared with the wife on a nice Sunday evening. Bomber to oversized snifter (bottle # 305 of 400). Looks okay; dark with very low carbonation and razor-thin lacing. Smells good too; sweet and boozy. Tastes like it smells with a bit of hops and a nice mouthfeel. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
750 ml bottle picked up at ticket sales and shared with friends. 342/400. Cheers. Pours a rich blackish dark pour, near opaque. Some brownish edges, ruby elements with a frothy brownish head that dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are barrel, bourbon, vanilla, and toast. Touches of cherry, some cocoa, roast, and toffee. Cherries grow as it opens and warms. Rich and aromatic, dry. Initial is medium bodied offering cherries, touches of tartness, bourbon and oak. Some mellow sweet toffee and roast come in, biscuits, cocoa, and black malts. Dry floral hops male an appearance. Touches of cocoa, dryness. Middle offers gentle spirit, Bourbon becomes almost prickly, tart and sweet cherries dance in and out, dry floral and citrusy hops hit and lingering into the backend, dry and touches of roast and bitter cocoa come around. Really inviting.. Offering more cherry as we get further in. Works pretty well. As far as FFFs BA beers which can be all sorts of "In Your Face" offensive, this is quite drinkable and enjoyable, works well. The nose is a bot oxidized and boozy, but the beer itself is quite nice.. Still quite hoppy with a good cherry integration and barrel presence. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle number 83 of 400. Shared with Pat, Vinny, Andrew and Sean. Pours a black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is cherry, bourbon and roast. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of cherries, chocolate roasted malts, toasted bread, light wine and oak.

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