Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,684 | Reviews: 696 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by YankChef:
3.83/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
poured into uk size pint
appearance: deep dark black/brown with some light coming through the edges. nice offwhite pillowy head that makes some nice lacing
smell: subtle hints of chocolate, also some spice like peppercorn and maybe a little vanilla
Taste: Lots of hops for the style, taste is complex and malty with pretty prominent bitterness akin to the peppercorns. Espresso type bitterness, srved pretty warm its all coming right out at me.
overall: a bit hoppy i thought, with another 3-6 months on it i bet this one is really nice but that kind defeats the point. I have been a little un-impressed with FFF to be honest
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2009 01:24:43 | More by YankChef
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 1,684 ratings.