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Three Floyds Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   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.

Aged in oak barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. barrel very present. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (16903) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
At Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015 in Ulfborg. Day 2. Black beer with a nice and lasting beige head. Roasted fruity aroma, caramel, figs, raisins, toffee notes, chocolate, licorice, some bitter hops. Malty chocolate flavor, caramel, toffee, raisins, licorice, warming alcohol, figs, some vanilla and brown sugar. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12365) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
Sampled at 8th Danish Ratebeer Gathering, Ulfborg 2015, day 2. Opaque pitch black color, average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, some alcohol, wood. Taste malts, sweeter than I had thought it would be, wood, bitter in the finish, some roast. Medium to full body, oily texture, suitable carbonation. Very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2014
alpha klaus is normally awesome, but barrel aging it makes it even better. same nice porter flavor with a slightly nutmeg flavor with a nice bourbon finish. sweet ending to a great beer. had a draft pour at dryhop.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2350) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Early 2012 batch. 112/423. Frankly, this is kinda crap. Astringent barrel. Ditch weed.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BiiruBierBeer (911) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
All heavy bourbon smell. Full bodied with very low carbonation. Taste is bourbon, dark chocolate, and booze. The alcohol brings a bit of heat with it to the palate.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Legitimately awful, I don’t know how nobody else has mentioned how this beer completely sucks. Tasted like Dr. Pepper with sour warheads dropped into it, nothing like an imperial porter, body too thin, flavors flat as a board, just completely one-note and the only hint that this is barrel aged is a slightly metallic twinge. Yuck.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pretty decent beer. Pours a dark brown color. Maybe a little black. It was dark. Not much of a smell and there was a little bit of head. You get the hops on the scent more than anything. Taste is more like a pale ale than a porter because they use so many hops. Very hoppy. You get chocolate up front and you can get the porter on the very back. It was definitely different from most porters. Overall pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (5222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle in Vermont. Pours thick brownish black with creamy beige head. Aromas and flavor of liquor barrel, plums, spice, vanilla bean, fig and light hops. Body was medium to heavy, very light carbonation, just ok. It was boozey at times and also a little too thick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7746) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
Draft to half-pint glass at Dark Lord Day. Looks good; a dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells good too; chocolate malt and hops with a nice oak presence. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good stuff!


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