RATINGS: 1119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Alpha Klaus is Alpha Kings 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
Absolutely perfect appearance, deep dark red/brown with thick creamy head that leaves a ring of lacing at the top of the glass all the way down. The initial hoppiness is surprising but after that if only shows up on the last of the finish and some on the aftertaste which is really interpreted as a dry roastiness. The citrus and chocolate combo works for me because it tastes like dark unsweetend chocolate. Great example of this style and very enjoyable although overpriced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2005
Really damn well done, what else can I say. I daresay the finest Porter Ive ever had, easily. Part of my definitiion of a great work of art is: harmonious integration of its elements. And this ones got it. Where its complex and variable, it meshes with the rest. Smokiness, roastiness, chocolate, coffee (on the aroma coinciding just right with the flavor), all coming together in a swirling tongue-caressing elixir that matches precisely and lovingly with the creamy head. And speaking of that head foam, its of the perfect consistency with respect to both density and thickness. This is a work of beauty. Nah, itd be nitpicky to put this at my original score of 4.7. It doesnt really fall short at all. Most unforunate indeed that I cant procure a lot more of this fine beverage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Great porter. Delicious hoppiness to it. Could have used a bit more roasty character to it, and a more accented/complex malt, especially in a beer this dark, but it was very enjoyable none the less.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
deep brown, off white head. aroma was super hoppy with just a hint of chocolatey malt showing through. the flavour had a little roast to offer but again there was a lot of hops. the finish was mildly chocolatey and super hoppy. this was a beer I had really looked forward to trying and it disappointed me. Ive had some amazing FFF products but this didnt do anything for me. the hops pretty much mask everything I like about a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1769) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Dark brown/black, with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, hops, and a touch of coffee. Taste is pretty much like the aroma, but the body is a little too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Pours pitch black with a medium off-white head. Smells of chocolate and citrus. Taste is hoppy and citrusy, suprising for a porter but neat. A slight chocolate undertone exists in the taste that becomes more noticeable towards the end of the aftertaste. Feel of the palate is my biggest complaint Id like it to be thicker, but aftertaste is nice. Nice beer but not as good as the Alpha King.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
well Im not sure that calling this a porter is entirely fair due to the "tons of strange American hops", but I liked it. Rich porter looks of dark brown, but sharp IPA aromas and then blended porter/IPA flavours. There was roasted malts and chocolate and there were lots of hops. There was caramel malts in the finish but then lots of hoppy bitterness too. Strange but enjoyable combination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Thanks to jsquire for this brew. Pours a deep and thick black with a small tan head that mostly dissipates. Has a very light and patchy lacing.Huge fragrant floral hop aroma greats you and almost hides the chocolate malt notes. Initial flavor is dark roasted coffee malt and then a dry hoppy finish. Very warm and full-bodied dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
From the bottle this pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Lots of hops and roasted malts in the aroma, bitter chocolate/cocoa in the nose. Very dry mouthfeel with some bitter chocolate up front and a big bitter finish with a slight metallic finish. Lots of hops for a porter, and this bottle had been aging for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Bottle at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Dark brown in colour. Aroma was very hoppy and had some roasted malt. Flavour was quite hoppy, slight roasted malt, chalky, some dark chocolate. Medium/large body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a long hoppy bitterness. This one caught me off guard with all of the hops. I have another bottle (thanks secret santa) so I can give this one another try.

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