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

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

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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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Nitro was GREAT 4.25... Bottled was very good 3.75 maybe. So we're downgrading it to a 4.

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A very dark and roasty aroma with big hints of chocolate and a pretty strong hop presence. Dark roasted barley malts with big hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, biscuit, burnt toast, sweet caramel, toffee, cream, grains, and nuts. Sweet hints of the Mexican sugar come through. Big scent of earthy hops that give a black IPA like aroma. Hints of spicy pine resin and grass. Subtle citrus hints of orange and lemon. A very good and interesting aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a dark, roasty, and hoppy taste with big notes of chocolate malt and spicy hops. Upfront taste of dark roasted barley malts with notes of dark chocolate and cocoa, coffee roast, burnt toast, biscuit, caramel, toffee, grains, cream, and nuts. Big balancing presence of hops with earthy and herbal notes of spicy pine resin and grass. Slight citrus notes of orange and lemon. Sweet notes of the Mexican sugar. A pretty unique and good taste. Its like a cross between a stout and black IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, moderately slick, and somewhat oily. Pretty smooth.

Overall: A very solid dark brew. Its more like a black ale than porter. A nice combination of roast and spicy hops.

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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Rebekah as part of an awesome FFF box. Thanks again! Pours nearly black with a super creamy two finger mocha colored head. Big hop aroma that I wasn't expecting. Pine galore, some lemon, some roast, chocolate, and big sweet sugar. Big chocolate and hop mixture in flavor. Lots of bitterness and pine, some sweet chocolate, then a bit of buttering roasted malts. Medium bodied, pretty smooth, with medium plus carbonation. Very drinkable. Dry finish. I was not expecting this at all, and for some reason was thinking this would be a big sweet chocolate dessert. I like it though, and it is a big hoppy porter bordering on black IPA. Glad I finally got my hands on this one.

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