Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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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
93 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.