Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Jayli:
3.95/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Acquired this from gratefulbeerhead so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Poured in to my Portsmouth pint glass
A: This beer pours a somewhat thin but deep dark chocolate color with a one finger of creamy, light coffee color head. Head recedes somewhat quickly leaving minor wispy lacing.
S: Nose is full of chocolate, sugar, and hints of coffee.
T: Taste starts with hints of anise, mild sugar and...piney hops. The middle is really filled with rich dark chocolate notes. Finish is like a cup of coffee that hangs on your tongue with a bit of mint that hits the back of your tongue.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat thin with a creamy finish.
D: This is drinking quite nice right now. Goes down nicely, not too filling, mild kick. I would love to try a fresher bottle of this to compare.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2010 23:45:25 | More by Jayli
More User Reviews:
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 1,675 ratings.