Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Brian700:
4.25/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours black with a big brown head. There is pretty good lacing going on.
The aroma is of chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malt.
The flavor is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, mild alcohol presence. There is some hop finish that cleanses the palate a bit and gets your mouth ready for the next drink.
The mouthfeel is full bodied with medium/moderate carbonation.
This is a very drinkable porter. I would like to try this one again.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2006 04:46:54 | More by Brian700
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4.19/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a murky brown-black with an enormous, thick khaki head that takes some time to recede.
S: Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, burnt toast, roasted grain, and kola nut vie for dominance against aromas of grass, herbs, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and juniper berry.
T: The entry offers up notes of coffee, dark chocolate, heavy cream, vanilla bean, leather, burnt toast, dried black cherry, kola nut, and roasted grain which are chased by flavors of lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat, bitter orange, herbs, grass, cedar, and juniper berry. The finish is slick and oily with a turbulent balance of roasted malt, bitter citrus, and pungent herb flavors.
M: Medium-bodied, slick, and silky. Carbonation is gentle and unobtrusive. All in all, this beer could stand to feature carbonation that is a little firmer, but this is a very minor qualm.
O: This is an excellent porter, one that expertly presents a balance of malt and hop aromas and flavors. I would recommend it highly to fans of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 22:13:26 | More by mrfrancis
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.