Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a bottle of this when I was recently in Cleveland. More than excited to see it and try it.
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.
Pours jet black with a small, but lasting off-white head. Other reviews really made it seem like there was tons of carbonation, but mine was a perfect amount. Maybe from the age.
Beautiful nose to it. Coffee, chocolate and a surprising amount of hops.
First taste surprised me, unlike most porters where it's all roast, this one was a solid hop bitterness. Taste like Northern Brewer. Excellent. Hops was of course followed by a wonderful chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Hops rule this one though. Probably the most noticeable hop presence I've had in a porter/stout.
Mouth feel was thick and enjoyable. Carbonation was perfect and really brought out the aroma.
Final verdict, a really good beer. Not like any porter I've had. Maybe not something I'd crave every day, but for the cold night I was drinking it on while homebrewing, this was perfect. I paid $9 for this bottle though which I think is entirely to much. I do dislike that about 3 Floyds. I can't blame them, with the demand they have it's more than understandable. Just hard to know I could have bought 2 Old Viscosity's for the price of this, which is a much better beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2006 17:44:15 | More by Callenak
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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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