Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by flexabull:
4.53/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours deep dark brown, not much of a head, and a lot of bubbles from the carbonation visible.
When I poured the second half of the bottle, it looked much nicer... bigger head, and less bubbles.
Aromas are excellent. Hoppy pine and sweet chocolate noted on the nose. Very nice.
Flavors are quite nice. Tastes of chocolate on the front, a touch of mocha hoppy bitterness, and then a nice creamy yet crisp finish.
Mouthfeel is a bit light on the front, but makes up for it with the nice finish.
What a well done porter. My favorite offering so far from Three Floyds. This is a very tasty and drinkable brew.
Thanks a lot sman262 for sending this my way.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2006 04:31:51 | More by flexabull
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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 1,686 ratings.