Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Opened a roughly 5 year old bottle of this beer during a marathon tasting session with Phil. This beer started in Indiana, got packed up when I finished college in 2007, came home and has sat in my cellar until tonight.
MASSIVE mocha head on top of a DARK beer with hints of ruby barely shining through. Decent lacing, and the head recedes to a 1cm on top of the beer.
Martinelli's apple juice is what I smell on the nose, no doubt due to the age of the thing. Hint of chocolate as well. Dark fruits here and there as well.
Smooth as silk on the mouth. Chocolate (milk?), with a hint of roast. Mellow smooth carbonation too.
We've had a lot of porters during the tasting marathon that this week has been. This one has been no exception to greatness. I only regret waiting this long to open it. Fantastic beer none the less.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2011 05:23:59 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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4.11/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a dark mahogany. Fluffy light brown head. Plenty of sticky lace after each sip.
Smells of roasted coffee, coco nibs, and an herbal spiciness, maybe nutmeg or clove.
Dry baking coco flavors, followed by bitter coffee. A touch of caramel sweetness, but in no way cloying. Slight hint of Xmas spices. As in the smell, perhaps nutmeg or clove. Maybe both. Roasted malts are followed by an unexpected bitter hop twang. This is what separates this Porter from most. It works for me, the hops play off the bitter coffee and roasted malt flavors well.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied.
Overall one of the better Xmas style beers out there. Not too heavy on the spices, nor cloyingly sweet or alcoholic. Perhaps a bit out there for a Porter, but it is FFF after all.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2014 13:19:40 | More by Ieatlambfries
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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