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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,968
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 254
Gots: 315 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zerk on 12-06-2002

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
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4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving 22OZ Bomber bottle.

Appearance- Pours Black with a half finger tanish head. I see no light shining through at all even when held directly up to a dim light.

Smell- Hints of chocolate, sugar, hops and malt.

Taste- Alot like the nose, I get hints of chocolate, and sugar, hints of coffee as well. The Malt comes through nicely. Ever so slight hit of bitterness as the flavors subside. Bitterness is very mild to me, and I do not like bitter beers.

Mouthfeel- Wow, as this hits your mouth it feels fantastic. Slight carbonation, feels nice and creamy similar to a mocha.

Overall- I think this is a great beer. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it certainly made me wanting more. I will be picking more of this up to set back.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown black with garnet highlights and a frothy tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Roast malt, espresso, and chocolate dominate the aroma initially. Earthy hops, pine, muted grapefruit, and roast malt fruitiness form the aroma.

Flavor reveals a huge pine base, with roast malt at the backbone, dating to onion and coffee at the finish. Floral hops and muted citrus add complexity. Chocolate surfaces late to balance the toast and coffee. The pine cone flavor harkens memories of cinnamon and Christmas spices, turning minty and slightly bitter at the finish.

Body is moderate to a touch full, with moderate to low carbonation, and light alcohol warmth.

Interesting combo of less-popular hops and chocolate/malt/coffee roast. The mint and pine notes really hit home on a nice porter base to make this a non-traditional seasonal. The bitterness is just a touch too much for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with barely any light getting through. It has a fluffy khaki head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing and retention. Smells like chocolate and Pine-Sol. The aromas are full of dark chocolate and lots of citrus. Lots of lemon and pine needles in the mix. Subtle malt notes. The flavors are pretty bitter. Huge hop presence. Tons of lemon zest and hints of grapefruit rind. Lots of chocolate. Some roasted malts in the mix. There's a nice amount of pine needles and pine resin. Drinks more like a Black IPA than it does a porter. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied, but feels like it could be on the lighter side of full-bodied. Active carbonation and smooth and fluffy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. It's easy and fun to drink.

Once again, this is more of a Black IPA to me. It does have a ton of chocolate notes though. This beer is always a delight during the winter. Well crafted.

This is very similar to Avery New World Porter.. just saying..

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,968 ratings.