Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.45/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
pours a deep brown that is almost black, with a thick, dark head that lingers and clings to the glass and leaves plenty of lacing.
aroma is dominated by hops, with a slight coffee and dark chocolate smell in the background
flavour is very hoppy, but a mellow/smooth hoppiness. some of the roasty porter flavour comes through at the end, but it is mainly dominated by hops. the intense hoppiness makes me think of it being closer to an american style IPA than a porter, but i found as it warmed the bigger body and flavour of the porter was able to come out more. while very hoppy there isn't much hop bitterness, so the dark chocolate and roasty flavours can come through.
overall very good and quite drinkable. i'd definitely have this one again.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2006 03:42:46 | More by grub
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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 1,688 ratings.