Three Floyds Alpha Klaus - Barrel & Raspberries

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Alpha Klaus aged in Bourbon barrels with raspberries.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (3016) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Red wax 124/168 at the Malloy tasting. Lots of raspberry. Some barrel, touch of booze. Decent stuff. Much better than regular ba.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
2011 750ml bottle 13/168 pours a dark black with a tan with an slight reddish head. Raspberry aroma. Taste is exactly the same with chocolate but not much barrel taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12461) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
For a three floyds ba beer it isn’t bad, juicy raspberry character, no acetone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle… Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013… Dark brown pour with a purple tint and a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is fruity and roasty – raspberries and dark chocolate stand out. Full-bodied and silky with lazy carbonation. The flavor is a marriage of raspberry fruitiness and acidity, charcoal bitterness and black malt roastiness. Lengthy, ashen, raspberry finish. Bottle generously shared by jyoungsbcp!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle shared at Berliner Bash, thanks to the kind person who let me have some. Poured a black color with aromas of raspberries, light roast, a smidge of chocolate and more raspberries. Flavors were roast, earth, light bourbon and artifical raspberries. Decent beer overall but really sweet to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle,I love Alpha Klaus and had to have.This was good but a little to sweet love the original.CHEERS

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Thanks to stxSS07 for the share. 750 ml waxed bottle served in a FFF teku glass. Bottle # 87/168. A: Pours a dark brown with semi-clear edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. S: Huge fresh raspberry on the nose. Before this warmed up that was the only noticeable scent. Some mild roast and a little nail polish came out as it warmed up. T: Mild roast, milk chocolate and some sweet raspberry. Sweet malty body with no barrel presence at all. M: Pretty thin with a medium low carbonation. Raspberry sweetness on the finish. O: The barrel aging combined with the raspberries really decimated the base beer. I’m not sure how long this sat in the barrel, but the raspberries really drowned out the barrel notes as I picked up none. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Sampled at GonzoIllini’s Birthday Party (Western Springs, IL). Happy Birthday, Tony! Pours a rich deep blackish pour, dark and daring, with a touch of gentle brownish edge and bottom. A richer frothy tannish head sits atop, laces well. Aromas are artificial raspberry, toffee, and toast. Gentle raspberry, cocoa, some artificial cocoa elements, touches of oak, spirit, vanilla. Gentle heat, raspberry juice. Initial is raspberry juice, a touch artificial and juicy, with cocoa, raspberry, and roast. Toasty malts, caramel, vanilla, and gentle heat. Thinned a bit from the barrel, with awkward raspberry elements, deadened hops, oak and gentle bourbon spirit. Toffee, toast, and roast. Some gentle raspberry grows, awkward. Spirit, Bourbon. Backend and finish are a bit dry, toasty, earthy roast, mellow lingering hops. Not bad, but a bit awkward. Preferred the other fruit variants. A bit forced, fresh, and the raspberry feels a bit fake. Still, solid.

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