Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by roadhouse:
4.38/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had on-tap at Three Floyds 11/28/08 into a pint glass.
Apperance was dark black with a one inch tan head that sank to a good coating that held up throughout and left some pretty good lacing.
Aroma was expectedly roasty with lots of chocolate tones, brown sugar, and an unexpected (though it's FFF so king of expected) huge citrusy hop presence.
The taste was initially somewhat sweet with notes of brown sugar, then some chocolate, followed by a huge burst of citrus that somehow works wonderfully. As the hops come out some coffee-like roastiness comes out though it's quite smooth. Finishes with a wonderful blend of roast and citrus.
Mouthfeel is medium, smooth and creamy, this ones really easy to put back a few of.
This stuff is unlike any other Porter I've tried. I had this one last March or so and the hops were not nearly as present as they are now when it's fresh. Get some of this stuff, very unique and excellent.
Serving type: on-tap
11-29-2008 07:11:09 | More by roadhouse
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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
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