overall
100
98
style
RATINGS: 1124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
Thanks to Zathrus13 for the bottle. Pours a nearly opaque brown black, small tan head with decent lingering. Chocolate aroma, some coffee notes and an interesting earthy, almost grassy hop smell. Slightly sweet nose, quickly overrun by a cocoa, roasty malt flavor. Hop presence then begins to assert itself, nicely balanced between bitter and spicy, with a floral pantina that covers the back end of the taste profile. Finish is very smooth with roastiness melding nicely with an increasingly dominating hop flavor. Mouthfeel is full and smooth, very lusterous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3261) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2005
Finally got a hold of this one without having to pay $90 for a case of it, but now I know I would have. Pours out a nice dark brown color with a small lacing head. There is a defiinite hop aroma a little more powerful than youd expect from a porter. The taste is very complex with a nice chocolate roasty flavor, but also a good hop flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3606) - Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
Thanks to Sprinkle for this gem! This is nothing like any Porter Ive ever had, but should I expect same ole from Three Floyds??!! Combine a good Porter with a Dreadnaught hop schedule and pull it off with nary a fault and youd have this beautiful brew! It only can be described as a Porter the way Three Floyds would do it. Excellent hop presence with a nicely rounded chocolatety smooth Porter. I wish for only two things, a Three Floyds Homebrewers Recipe Book and distribution of this fine brewerys products in my local area.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2005
Dark brown body, nice creamy tan head. Sweet, mildly roasted and chocolatey Three Floyds hops. Taste is a bit dry... roasted chocolate and citrusy 3F hops predominate the taste. Hidden sweetness plus those hops are very palatable. It is pretty good, though, predictable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2005
Dark beer with a nice lacy head. Chocolate smell with hints of coffee. Makes my gums tingle while I drink it, followed by a great hoppy finish. Very tasty. Thanks CaptainCougar!

4.2
   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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cathcacr (647) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1776) - 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.


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