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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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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,764 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,764
Reviews: 698
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 243
Gots: 228 | FT: 11
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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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

aslamm75, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

blackcloud, Mar 20, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature Teku tulip; November 2012 release. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, orange zest, floral, cocoa, caramel, coffee, light char, and piney spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance of hop and dark roasted malt notes. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, floral, char, coffee, caramel, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, pine, citrus, floral, char, coffee, caramel, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of very dark malty flavors with citrus/pine hops; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy, sticky, fairly crisp, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. I know this is labeled as a porter; but in my view, this is an absolutely fantastic Black IPA! Big balance and complexity of dark malt and citrus/pine hop flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on. An extremely awesome offering!

superspak, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

weonfire, Mar 18, 2013
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comfortablynumb1, Mar 02, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an extremely dark brown with little light getting in and even less getting back out. Even with a mild pour in a pint glass I got 2" of dark tan head. Settles a bit faster than I would have expected. Good lace, though.
Smell is roasted malt, cardboard, light smoke and cocoa. Well balanced.
Taste is roasted malt, toast, light smoke, coffee, light cocoa, light cardboard. Very well balanced, good complexity.
Fairly full bodied with a light but slightly sharp effervescence. Gently warming and slightly drying. Some coating on the back of the throat. A nice brew.

PorterLambic, Mar 01, 2013
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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 1,764 ratings.