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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   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.

Aged in oak barrels.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
750 bottle 168/ 4-something. Pours deep deep brown. Head is tan and lasting as a film. bourbon, floral, citrus, spice, vanilla. Bourbon really sends out by itself though. Flavor is hops, bourbon, vanilla and wood. Odd to have a small beer aged on bourbon barrels. Fun to try.


3.7
Ahuth (642) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottled. 2016. The smell is big bourbon and dark fruits. Chocolate and sweet. Pours out like water and hardly any carbonation or head. The palate is creamy and a big watery. The taste is dark fruit and chocolate washed in bourbon. Nice bourbon aftertaste. Very sweet dark chocolate and fruity and a sweet bourbon aftertaste with a burn finish.

3.5
djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle at Darkness Day. Pours a dark copper brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong wood, bourbon, roast. Medium body, chocolate, cardboard, wood, boozy finish, very good.

4.2
fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015 (TEODRBSG15) ] - fonefan & Brugmansia House, Denmark.

[ As Three Floyds Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus ].
[ Bottle # 281/423 ]. Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dried fruit, chocolate, laber laver, vanilla, alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, bourbon, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, dark malt, dark fruit. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. [20150829]

3.9
Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2015
sweet harmonic aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice sweet light alcoholic finish.

3.7
Hansen (8612) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2015
Dark brown coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, lightly roasted, vanilla, soft sugars, faint soy-sauce.

4
Dedollewaitor (16315) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, 2015. Bottle 281/423. 2014 Vintage. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Roast, wood, bourbon and coffee. Full bodied. Vinous and sippable.

3.2
MrOrla (3498) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at ulfborg summer gathering 2015. Pours black brown with a tan head. Aroma wood, sugar, caramel, choko, light bitter hops.

4
chrisv10 (18213) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, oak, wood, little vanilla, little liqourice, hop and medium bitter.

4.1
saxo (19270) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich chocolate, bourbon, candy sugar, coffee and hops. Nice long bitter finish.

4.1
Beerhunter111 (22214) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
Sampled @ Danish Summer Gathering 2015
Das Bier ist schwarz und hat eine geringe bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, viel Schokoladig, Holzfass, aromatisch. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, eine Menge Vanille, Toffee, holzig, alkoholisch, sehr lecker!


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