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RATINGS: 1135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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.

2014 vintage - 6.0% abv

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3.8
katrinaez (3590) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2020 Pours a dark brown color, lots of bitter malts in the taste, definitely its defining quality, very smooth, tap.

3.9
gripweed57 (4171) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2019 12 ounce bottle. opaque black brown color. Small bubbly tan head. Roasted malt aroma is somewhat subdued. Flavor is roasted malt and treacle. Quite hoppy for a Porter. Resiny hops throughout. Complex and potent.

3.5
commonmac (1716) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2019 Served up on tap at Busters on a Friday night. Snifter glass. Darker cola brown...almost black. Strong lacing initially. Aroma is floral with hops taking charge. There are characteristics of spices present but they are mostly drowned out. Taste plays into its bitterness to a degree. There's an undercurrent of malty sweetness but mostly overwhelmed by the crazy hops. Dark chocolate bitterness finishes things off. Falls short of what I expected.

4.8
grundsow (206) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2019 Pours a deep, non-translucent black with an uncommonly viscous head. Roasted malts are unexpectedly dry and pleasantly bitter. Very good.

4.2
bhiner41 (216) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2019 Pours root beer brown with a brown tinted head. Has a definite chocolate note, sugar, and hops. Dry hopped finish. Really interesting dry porter, not overly sweet. Coffee notes at the end.

4.1
AgentAle (2423) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2019 Aroma is dark malts, smoked grain, chocolate and toffee. Taste is dark sweet malts, caramel, rye spice, and a mild spiciness and odd hop profile.

4.4
BREWMUSKCLES (3033) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2019 Big roasty and chewy bitter tobacco like chocolate in ferocious freaky piney and vine hops with ear wax. Some cocoa and i'm gonna say sanka cause i'm friggin tired of saying coffee and this brewer probably never heard of sanka cause they are the epitome of real ingredients. oy yeah oily like Tex..aahhh Michigan crude. Ode to my Ypsilanti fairy.

4.4
anstei (3791) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2019 Bottle, from 2017. Pours black. Aroma is barrel, chocolate, toffee, caramel, coffee. Body is heavy, strong and rich, with a decent and present carbonation. Still strong flavours, not sticky, but still complex. Very good.

3.6
unclefrito62 (1036) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2019 12 ounce bottle at the house. Somewhat sweet and malt to the nose. Super dark brown in color and brown head. No film on glass. Taste the malt and a little sweet. Medium in body and very smooth. Can't taste the alcohol. Very drinkable porter. Highly recommended. Cheers!

3.9
balloonbuffoon (1125) - - DEC 26, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2018 22floz bottle, date smudged (bought in early 2018), pint glass. Basically a black APA. Near black in color with brown head leaving layered markings. Pine and chocolatey roastedness do battle in the nose and on the palate. Bitterness level is high for a porter, even at just 38 IBU. Much of it could be in conjunction with dark roasted malts, and to what I perceive. Good stuff, medium bodied, but not session able or for taking big swigs.


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