Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bomber, 2005 release, cellared for a year.
I've been staring at this bottle in my fridge for the better part of a year...time to drink it.
After trying this on cask recently, I was curious as to how a cellared bottle would stand up. Brilliantly, I would say.
THe main difference is the subdued hops, still vaguely sprucey, but not overpowering at all. The version on cask carried a fresh hop flavor, like every other 3F beer.
Pours a deep black/ruby, nearly opaque. Thick foam takes it's time to settle, leaving residual lacing. Almost too much foam, even from a slow pour, but that's minor.
Smell is a piney hop with a hint of roasted malt.
Taste is unique, with notes of chocolate, coffee, spruce, and maybe a slight grapefruit hint in there too. Lots going on, and never a dull moment. This is far from one-dimensional.
Mouthfeel is rich and velvety, definitely a sipper. One bottle per sitting, usually a rare occasion around here...
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2006 06:17:44 | More by emerge077
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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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