Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
A - Pours dark brown, cola-colored head, thin collar.
S - Bourbon up front mixed with oak and then light chocolate and light vanilla. The hops are basically non-existant from the barrel-aging, but I really don't mind that at all.
T - Bourbon-forward, chocolate, lots of barrel character, light vanilla. The barrel has really overtaken the base beer, but it's not overly boozy or oaky and there's still some light roast and chocolate in there. Alcohol is there, but doesn't interfere. Finish is bourbon and oak.
M - Full body, rich and boozy, creamy finish.
O - Probably my least favorite of the BA Alpha Klaus bottles that were released this year (Cherries & Plums), but still pretty darn good. I think the booze will settle down here in the next few months and it should be easier to pick out more then just bourbon and oak.
06-07-2012 16:57:25 | More by Sean9689
3.9/5 rDev -7.6%
Had at DLD '09. Pours very deep brown with very little off white head.
Smell is thick with bourbon and toasty vanilla. Chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, toffee and hints of black cherry on the nose.
Dominated by bourbon and thin in body and mouthfeel. The barrel aging seems out of whack with the Alpha Klaus and didn't work out like other BA Floyds beers I've had. Some roasted malts, chocolate, hints of earth and leather with some fruity aspects below the bourbon.
04-28-2009 20:57:12 | More by mcallister
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one at a past tasting! Bottle #311 of 423! Served from bottle into a Sweetwater snifter. Poured a dark reddish brown with a half finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, spice, sweet alcohol, dark fruit, and subtle vanilla. The flavor was of sweet malt, vanilla, wood, spices, dark fruit, and sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really like the character that the barrel imparted on this brew as the base brew was good, but definitely not other-worldly. This treatment took it to a new level without doubt. A definite must try that I wish they would have made more of.
07-06-2012 14:19:40 | More by thagr81us
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Dark brown body that's slightly translucent. Pours with a finger of head that retains nicely.
A lot of bourbon barrel on the nose, which brings notes of vanilla and caramel. Sharp roasted malt is present alongside the barrel. There's a faded herbal hop note buried in here, too.
Cocoa, bourbon barrel (lots of vanilla) and a sturdy roasted malt backbone. Pretty hoppy, a bit herbal and spicy. Medium-full body. Pretty hot finish. Really nice stuff, 3 Floyds knows their -bals. This was probably my favorite of the 3 bottled BA variations.
07-29-2012 21:32:39 | More by largadeer
Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.