Alpha Kong - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by scruffwhor:
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Makes me think of beer syrup. Such a deep, tawny amber. You can tell the liquid wants to stick to the side of the glass. No head, and cant see any bubbling due to the beers opacity, not the best looking Belgian I've seen. The aroma is thick with heavily caramelized bananas and dates.Sometimes it reminds me of nail polish. You can smell the body of this beer. The taste is an insanely sweet beer. Lots of fruity caraemels malts. Then a soft plum slowly fruit follows towards the finish. Just a potpurri of dark fruits...and alcohol. Although for 15% alcohol, it is integrated very well with the dark fruits. Only one a week for me, if it was more readily available.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2008 06:02:44 | More by scruffwhor
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3.79/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pulled this one out of the beer cellar as I reflect on the past year and need a little strong ale to loosen up. It's a lovely color. a ruddy amber, mostly clear but a bit of sediment in suspension. Light tan head and a hint of lacing. Nose carries lots of alcohol, toffee, fruitcake, and faint banana. A bit of the Belgian yeast esters. . LOTS of booze. Taste is sweet and alcoholic. Given the insane ABV however quite smooth. A fair amount of light pilsner malt and fruitiness from the yeast with an overall sweet candied fruit profile to the taste. Notes of sherry and a brandy like finish that show a surprising amount of hops and dry leafy bitterness. Full feel is lovely with a touch of light syrup and slickness. Mild carbonation. While boozy it still goes down easily and really lights up the palate with all kinds of foods like white bean hummus and various cheeses and smokey and roasted meats and veg. Quite a nice beer though I am a little surprised by the amount of heat after all this time. Maybe the hops hid it more when fresher. Nonetheless a lovely brew.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 06:31:28 | More by scootny
Alpha Kong from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.