jrodooo5 (1680) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours nearly black w/ a thin tan head that leaves a good ring of lacing. I’m kind of in love w/ the in your face hop aroma that has just a subtle chocolate undertone. The taste is of a chocolate porter up front & finishes w/ a huge hop bang! Easily one of the most unique porters I’ve had & highly recommended! RRistow12 (895) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours black with a beige head. Very complex beer. Aroma of chocolate, earthy grasses and grains and pine. Taste of chocolate, coffee, hint of coffee and caramel, pine, a little stone fruit and dark fruits. Great tasting and interesting beer. Moderate bitterness with great well balanced malt backbone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Panzuriel (2306) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On Tap at Millstone BBQ near Logan Ohio. Alpha Klaus is a deep dark brown beer with a thinner head of small white bubbles. Nose is Rich roasted dark chocolate goodness with some interesting hops going on. Taste was mildly to medium sweet with a good amount of spruce. Body was somewhat lively. finish was a good warming with a touch of hop bitterness. a very different and interesting porter. jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Really nice porter on tap. Smooth with nice chocolate, coffee and malt flavors. Another great beer from FFF. nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
This to me makes an incredible holiday brew. Pours nice and dark, dark brown with a light color head. Tasty brew and enjoyable.
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark cola brown, almost black, with a 2 finger creamy medium tan head. Nice head retention and lacing.
Smell: Dark roasted malt with lots of hops and a touch of chocolate.
Taste: Piney and grassy hops up front followed by roasted malt and a hint of chocolate in the middle before ending with more piney and grassy hops. Aftertaste is fairly bitter with just a touch of semisweet chocolate. The flavor profile is nothing like any porter I’ve ever had.
Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. You’ll have no difficulty finishing off a bomber on your own.
Overall: A good beer overall, but not really my idea of a porter. I also don’t understand the Christmas connection with this one, but maybe it fits with 3 Floyds’ motto of "It’s Not Normal." This one is definitely worth trying. HonusWagner (2191) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Quite hoppy, quite sweet, quite not my thing. Just weirdly citrusy and earthy and sweet and slightly smoky and all over the place but not anywhere I particularly love. EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours opaque dark mahogany with a thick dark tan head. Aroma is strong pine with a hint of roasted malt. Slick on the tongue with a medium mouth feel. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate and a ton of hops. Really was hoping for more of a porter and got a black IPA. crajun (1250) - , Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
bomber from trade; probably cellared 6-9 mos; should have done longer. This is a complex beer but wasn’t right for me - just ok. many aromas - vanilla, roast from malts and coffee - maybe a little vinous aroma. Taste was ok in beginning - like aroma; but ended with too much hops - roasted hop combo that didn’t work for me. disappointed as I really enjoy this style. Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 20, 2014
Poured from bomber into tulip. I don't know what I was expecting with this but I was unpleasantly surprised. I really wanted to enjoy a porter but this beer was all about the hops. There were some roastiness in there too but I struggled to find the porter base or anything that said "christmas". Really this was much more akin to a black ipa. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised considering this was FFF.