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RATINGS: 1123   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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3.5
emusche (209) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Pours black with tall, brown head; lacing present throughout the duration of the drink. Upfront aroma is chocolate, espresso, vanilla bean, and malt; definitely some roast elements at play as well. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, somewhat smokier than the nose, slightly bitter hoppiness (it's a 3F offering after all). Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
dlovell2 (2134) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Given to me by a co-worker. Poured from bomber. Pours dark brown almost black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt , smoky wood, roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor is rich roasted malt, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate. Truly an amazing beer. Definately one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

4.2
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Really nice brew. Pours black with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolate with a hint of hops and spices. Silky smooth with a light hop bite.

4
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Trade with Kermis. Thanks Chris. Pours nearly black with a small settling creamy beige head and lacings. Nose has roast, coffee, zest - orange peel. Dry and roasted bitter flavor with coffee and dark fruit, chocolate plus a faint dusty hoppy note. My guess is that its 2 or 3 years old so the hops pretty much vanished. Smooth and light bodied - suitable. Would be fun to try fresh which I guess would give it some other strings to play. Nice

3.9
scarletfire65 (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Tasting at Hackney’s Printers Row. Roasty, spicy, piney aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolatey, dried ginger, Christmas spices, chocolate chip cookie. Creamy palate. Dry finish. Excellent seasonal.

3.9
jbruner (4734) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a deep black from the bomber with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of mild coffee roast and spice. Taste is more toward light sweet malts and chocolate, hint of vanilla. Interesting, really nice

5
rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2016 At the daily. This was fantastic. It got the roast level, the hops, the malt just right, a little rich but stiff drinkable even a little minerally. Serving: Tap

4.1
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Aroma - rich roast, dark chocolate, coffee,orange zest, and potent citrus hops Appearance - black body, beige head, quality lacing Taste - carmalized sugar, roast, citrus, coffee, dark chocolate. Palate - medium to full body, texture is creamy, soft carbonation, roast astringency that is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Dorkenstein (543) - - NOV 30, 2015
Bomber dated 11/11/15. Aromas of heavily roasted and smoked malts with some pine needles. Taste is charred malts, sugar, chocolate, dates on the tip of the tongue. Middle of the mouth is where a tea like and pine hop flavor appears. Finish is a resinous after taste.

3.4
ebone1988 (1919) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Aroma is roasty, somewhat light, a lot of toasted malt, an earthy hop presence. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, thin. Taste is different. Halfway between a porter and black IPA, the beer is having an identity crisis. Roasted malt character, earthy hops, and not much else. Mouthfeel is thin, medium body and carbonation. Overall, this is not anywhere close to what I expected. No chocolate or sugar, just a standard porter with a hop profile. Much like Avery New World Porter.


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