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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) PorterAlpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter

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1,686 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,686
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 227
Gots: 214 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alpha King’s festive cousin. A big American Christmas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt, Mexican sugar and of course, tons of strange American hops. Cheers!

38 IBU

(Beer added by: zerk on 12-06-2002)
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This is the most unusually awesome porter. First when poured I recieved half black opaque and half dense froathy deep tan colored head. The amazingly ridiculous head fades at a quick pace into a creamy 1/8" layer. Amazing smell, my nose is going off. Extreme pleasant budding hops at first followed by malty mocha chocolate espresso. This could be the aromatherapy of the future. Taste begins hoppy, then a creamy caramel comes through followed by chocolate with coffee notes topped with more hops like crazy. FInish is, as well, out of this world. First you get nice maltiness then a pile of hops with good bitterness. Nice carbonation and very drinkable.

This is in fact not normal, but quite amazing for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2006 03:18:21 | More by tastybeer
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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.