Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Osiris9588:
4.38/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber, no date. Pours a black color, nearly opaque except for a slight caramel glow at the base when held to the light. The beigh head didn't firm up all that much, but showed decent retention and left a fair amount of lacing.
The aroma is toasty and nutty, hints of chocolate, toffee, and some tree bark.The flavor follows, with a strong carob and grainy coffee finish. It improved greatly as it warmed, more subtle and nuanced.
The mouth is medium bodied, rather light compared to some porters. It deomonstrates solid complexity, lighter and cherry-like on the tip of the tongue, then dries nicely on the luscious finish. A tip o' the cap sirs.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2007 22:12:43 | More by Osiris9588
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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 1,684 ratings.