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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

88 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 88
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 99
Gots: 28 | 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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Bottle number 307/423 opened on 4.20.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a fizzy brown head that moves to the edges pretty quickly.

S - Strong bourbon, barrel, dark cherry and ripe fruits, sweet.

T - Bourbon, wood, barrel, sweet cherry fruits, finishes with some coffee and chocolate.

D - Mild carbonation with a heavier body.

O - Lots of things going on here: Fruit, barrel, coffee, wood, and sweet. I enjoyed it.

05-14-2013 04:26:12 | More by HuskyinPDX
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-13-2013 02:00:17 | More by vrbulldog22
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zrab11

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-10-2013 11:50:37 | More by zrab11
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sbxx

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-02-2013 03:21:41 | More by sbxx
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-01-2013 21:03:55 | More by rjacobs6
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-28-2013 19:51:32 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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Drucifer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

04-28-2013 19:20:40 | More by Drucifer
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primrose54

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-28-2013 18:02:04 | More by primrose54
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cosmonick

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-15-2013 04:33:48 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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radium

California

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%

Thanks to CLCardinal 84 for making this trade happen.

I do not have much experience with Three Floyds beers, and have always been curious surrounding their offerings (Dark Lord, Zombie Dust, Arctic Panzer Wolf, etc.). My bottle was Bottle No. 259 of 423.

When I think of porter's, I rarely think of big massive beers and generally jump to sessionable, "smaller" versions of stouts/imperial stouts. While this beer wasn't quite as massive as an imperial stout, it was definitely close. After cracking the bottle open, I smelled the all too familiar bourbon - and it was awesome. Big bourbon notes on the nose. Once in the glass, the beer showed solid carbonation with roughly 2-3 fingers of head. Color was medium tan.

One thing that stood out to me was the color of this beer. For being a porter, it was dark as night. The outer rim of the beer might have showed a light red-brown hue, but there was no light coming through this beer. The color/hue of this beer really reminded me of Victory at Sea by Ballast Point, another awesome massive porter.

Immediate flavors I could pick out were dark fruit, bourbon, some roasty notes, and light caramel. What really stood out to me was how much this beer reminds me of Melange No. 3 from the Bruery. I really loved the unique flavors of this beer - I was surprised the whole way from sip to finish. Where I think this beer falls short is the mouthfeel. Even though it was loaded with all sorts of beer goodness, it was a bit thin. I really wanted this beer to have smack or pop. There were so many awesome components of this beer. This beer was incredibly delicious, and hid the 10% ABV really well. I could have easily opened another bottle (if I had one) and been totally satisfied.

03-11-2013 06:03:16 | More by radium
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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-11-2013 05:51:42 | More by vissai
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VAbdoyan

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-10-2013 23:17:10 | More by VAbdoyan
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sdpaul

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-26-2013 20:49:09 | More by sdpaul
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-17-2013 18:36:21 | More by mychalg9
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-17-2013 00:31:49 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-08-2013 12:59:22 | More by Beeranator
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jbuddle

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-29-2013 17:59:09 | More by jbuddle
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jkeffer13

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-24-2013 05:01:03 | More by jkeffer13
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Bakker

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-19-2013 16:21:39 | More by Bakker
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-13-2013 20:02:36 | More by MordorMongo
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-08-2013 21:34:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.