Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.93/5 rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Comparing this directly to 3F's Black Sun Stout, as they're fairly similar and I wanted to get a feel for the subtle differences.
Alpha Klaus has a slightly less dark head, but the same inky black color. Smells plenty hoppy, though a touch less than the Black Sun. There's also more depth to the smell; whereas Black Sun's nose is almost all hops, there's a sizeable amount of roasted malt and chocolate in Alpha King. The taste pretty much follows suit, similar to the Black Sun, but heavier on the roasted and chocolate malts and a bit lighter on the hops.
Personally, I think I prefer the Alpha Klaus, but only by a hair's breadth. My friend murrayswine likes his beers to be hoppy and unbalanced, and so prefers the Black Sun. Either way, though, you can't really go wrong. Two damn fine beers.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2006 05:41:38 | More by battlekow
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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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