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RATINGS: 1125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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jhliesen's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at 3F---just a half pint, but oh so lovely. Dark, pure black color with a large, tan head. Aroma was chocolatey and citrusy with a touch of coffee. Chocolate taste with a citrus nip and smooth mouthfeel, sweeter than an average porter. Bitter finish.


4.5
Hopper8 (258) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 It is a really nice porter, the Mexican Sugar really does add to the beer. That being said, I’ve had many better porters than this. Even though it is still really good.

4
Capa (3616) - DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Near black with a half inch tan head. Cocoa, light spices, hop forward, citrus. Medium bodied. Finish has a little heat and the spices tinge the side of the tongue a bit. Very interesting and quite enjoyable.

4.3
Weevo (187) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2018
On tap at Bacon Hill Pub. Black with foamy tan head. Creamy, smooth, chocolate, roast, nice finish. Good enough I ordered another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2017
This isn't nearly as good as the last time I had it. Aroma is roast, cocoa, and hops. Flavor is Hops and bitter with a little bit of roast and cocoa. Body is slightly on the thin side okay finish.

4.1
meisterbruh (7) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Bomber bottle. Pours black with thick brown head. Light notes of chocolate powder on the nose. Creamy, bitter dark chocolate flavor with some caramel sugar at the back end. Bitterness from hops stays on the tongue.

3.9
thornecb (6149) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2017 Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Cocoa and nutmeg aromas. Soft with chocolate and dry espresso front to back. Thanks TAR for the trade.

4.3
tmohr (41) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Glorious near-ebony color, pert head. More hoppy and less boozy than most imperial porters. Well balanced with a mild, pleasant lingering bitterness. Very good.

3.7
rosskyle (796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2017
22oz bottle. Black color with a brown head. Malt coffee aroma. Malt dark chocolate bitter flavour. Heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
jsmerig (1718) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2017 Pours a deep black with a tan head. Aroma of smoked cocoa and coffee. Taste is malty and chocolate with a smokey flavor.

3.8
ryanscourt (1567) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Enjoying with elf on christmas in july. Not much to complain about here. None of the ususal christmas grog spices. Chochlate tones with a great body.


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