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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 96
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jeonseh on 01-10-2008)
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zchall23

Texas

2/5  rDev -52.5%

11-07-2012 02:00:10 | More by zchall23
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thaghost

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

06-10-2013 00:06:20 | More by thaghost
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CityofBals

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

09-12-2013 02:39:23 | More by CityofBals
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

04-12-2014 04:13:56 | More by Gonzoillini
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3146Tony

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

11-30-2012 00:27:07 | More by 3146Tony
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cosmonick

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

04-27-2013 17:23:23 | More by cosmonick
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brycevolk

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

10-22-2012 13:29:14 | More by brycevolk
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

01-08-2013 21:34:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

01-13-2013 01:56:51 | More by AleWatcher
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

06-12-2012 16:45:21 | More by MarkIntihar
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Nuggetz

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

10-08-2013 18:15:28 | More by Nuggetz
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

05-08-2014 15:43:54 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Frank!

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 16:57:25 | More by Sean9689
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mcallister

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2009 20:57:12 | More by mcallister
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

07-03-2012 03:23:31 | More by sjstraub
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 14:19:40 | More by thagr81us
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%

04-29-2013 13:44:14 | More by jmarsh123
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 21:32:39 | More by largadeer
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

02-12-2014 23:14:43 | More by wesside89
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

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robwestcott

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%

01-18-2014 20:12:03 | More by robwestcott
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4/5  rDev -5%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

01-11-2013 23:44:08 | More by spycow
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

06-16-2013 13:50:48 | More by Stevedore
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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.