RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brandy Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus

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kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Prune and grape juice aroma. Thin ring of white head. Fruity and juicy. It what I expected at all.

ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Aroma: roast malts, chocolate, a good dose of brandy, slight tartness, coffee, dark fruits. Pours black, thin brown head, a touch of lacing. A good deal of brandy flavor comes through, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and roast malts, as in the nose - a hefty dose of fruits. Alcohol is noticeable, but not hot or offensive, medium bitterness. Medium-full body, low-medium carbonation. Nice.

holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub on November 28, 2010. Black with a beige head. Rich brandy alcohol malts lots of fruit and candy with a touch of sour. Nice and rich nose. In the flavor the brandy and fruit dominate with a sourness. The toasty toasty burnt malts come strong before the sour finish. Too bad there is so much sour. Not bad though. 8/4/7/3/15 3.7

queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2011
From December 2010 tasting notes. On tap at 3F brewpub. Big vanilla and fruit cake aroma. Black brown with a small tan head, nice lacing. Cherry flavor, tart, woody. Light bodied.

fear025 (214) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Tasted on 11/23/2010. Aroma:Apple and Balsamic vinegar in the nose. The brandy really comes through. Appearance:Black with chocolate colored head that has good retention. Taste:Apple and booze, with some grape and strawberry flavors. Palate:Medium body with low carbonation. Overall:The brandy barrel really added a ton of complexity to regular alpha klaus, it’s a totally different beer.

zoltan023 (11) - Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Very dark. Slightly sweet. Very cherry. Good sour. A lovely sour, in fact. You can barely tell that it is a porter.

FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Just a couple ounces in a taster glass. Neutral on the aroma due to small glass. Has a nice brandy flavor but but not much alcohol bite. Would say this leaves it inconsistent with the standard style, but I like it. A little thin. Sweet - some cherries perhaps. Some might say too sweet but not for me. Not sure if I has a full snifter if I could do a second, next time i definitely order a glass. Overall, unique and recommended.

thetomG (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Appearance is nice, but typical for the style. Aroma smelled almost exactly like nail polish remover. Flavor was slightly more palatable, but still very hard to drink. I generally enjoy almost everything I’ve had from Three Floyds, but this was pretty terrible - almost makes me wonder if something went wrong in the barrel. As it warmed it became just a bit more drinkable, but because of the nail polish remover smell and similar taste it was a struggle for 2 of us to even finish the 8oz or so in the glass. Not recommended.

Dogbrick (14331) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Growler courtesy of Rogueone shared at the "AK to the HB" tasting on 12/30/10: Pours black with a medium dark brown head that recedes steadily. Aroma of brandy-infused coffee. Medium body with flavors of dark fruit, brandy, coffee and malt. The finish is boozy coffee with a lingering woody aftertaste. Above average overall.

jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 27, 2010
On tap at brewpub. Aroma is overpowering brandy--very boozy. Flavor is sweet roasted malt with a strong brandy aftertaste. Not a fan.

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