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Three Floyds Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Bottle @ tasting, tfs kermis! Aroma is huge bourbon woody chocolate liquorice vanilla roast. Flavour is massive bourbon, thick roast, chocolate, vanilla, spices, this that and more. Very intense. Lazy rate, awesome beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 28, 2012
Dark brown bodied and medium creamy tan head. Very rich, creamy flavour. Concentrated fruit, wood, cacao, booze and vanilla. Roasted malts, smooth. Not too thick but still has the flavour. Lively carbonation in the end. Bit too boozy, taste dimmed down by the barred aging I suppose. Not entirely convinced but very happy I tried it. (At Dean’s Birthday Tasting)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
66cl bottle courtesy of Kermis and shared :-) thanks Thin tan head. Bourbon aroma. Clear dark pour. Vanilla and bourbon in the aftertaste. The barrel aging is lovely. A great brew!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
This poured a darker brown color with a lighter tan head. Aroma was of lots of smooth bourbon notes, good amount of oak and vanilla,a nd light chocolate. Flavor was very very smooth bourbon and chocolate melding together, some dark fruits too. Only complaint is the base beer does not come throguh very much at all, and all the hoppy goodness of regulat Alpha Klaus is missing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Opaque black color with a tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of spicy rye, vanilla, roasted malts, charred wood, and bourbony alcohol. Taste of roast, vanilla, spicy rye, smoke, pine, tobacco, dark chocolate, and a smooth, creamy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phillies08Champs (677) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle from Alex at Damico’s. Pours black with slight brown hew and moderate head. Nose is bourbon and blackmalt. First sipis slightly smokey, coffe and bitter sweet chocolatefinish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Pours unclear black coffee in color with a small grayish tan head. The aroma brings some boozy oak barrel notes, not quite vanilla, soft sweetness. There are sweet whiskey notes, so smooth, with lighter roastiness and a chocolatey coffee ending. The bitterness is so subtle and works so well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8784) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown (almost black) with a small, creamy, lightly-tanned head. The nose is a medley of cola, coconut and toasted oak. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is heavily roasted and offers a decadent blend of sweet fudge, toasted coconut and bourbon. Finishes sweet and chocolaty. Kudos to landhoney for landing and sharing this world class bottle of beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle thanks to Seth. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Dark fruit and malt aromas. Thin in the body, somewhat bland, with some unimpressive boozy characteristics. A little disappointing in comparison to the many other fantastic beers that 3 Floyds brews..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4783) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Sampled at Small Peen. Had this just after regular AK. Is this aged in bourbon barrels? I smell it. This is a bit muddled. The AK was not that strong of a beer and the barrels only help a little. Brown sugar in barrels. Not a strong enough starter beer to deserve the barrels.


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