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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber to a pint glass. The liquid is dark, almost black with nice carbonation. The head is almost two fingers, a very velvety creamy brown and it fades to a nice lace. I great looking brew.

The smell is bitter and slightly burnt chocolate malt.

The taste is bitter chocolate with some interesting sweet note as well. The light burnt taste surfaces but does not linger long. The brew is rich and delicious.

The mouthfeel is good but perhaps a bit thinner than I expected.

The drinkability is very good. This brew is good but also growing on me.

Many thanks to Mac300 for a truly great trade for this brew..Prosit MK

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle. Review from notes...

A- Pours a dark brown color almost black but not quite there. One and a half finger mocha colored head shows great retention. Light spotty lacing as I drink the beer down.

S- Roasted malts come out first with a light sweet chocolate malt as well. This turns more into a sweetness of chocolate toward the middle with some earthy hops toward the end. This balances the malts but only for a short second.

T- Roasted malts come into play first like the aroma. Milk chocolate like taste comes out as well. The middle of the beer combines of both coffee and chocolate more like a chocolate covered coffee bean. The ending gets a little more bitter in the coffee flavor with some light bitter hops in the very end

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was good for the beer and style. The beer seems to coat everything it touches. Flavors were chocolate covered coffee beans left on both the palate and it lasts long into the aftertaste with light alcohol flavors. Beer itself was very balanced and I couldn't have been more happy with that. Light drying on the palate during the session.

D- This was a very drinkable porter that has jumped leaps and bounds in my eyes. Three Floyds has this problem with making knock out beers left and right....what a problem to have!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a 22oz bomber and poured into a large mug. Dark murky brown coloration topped by a burgeoning tan head that threatened to break flood stage before settling back down to a thick lathery cap. Great lace.
Nose had a strong espresso note dotted with chocolate and nuts. Hops resins cruised around the edges letting it be known the hops were there in force.
Tasted slickly hoppy at the outset. Coffee essence rolled up and laid out on the tongue. Had a dark chocolate covered espresso bean taste. Hazelnut and faint peat flavors linger as each sip crested mid-palate before fading on the finish. Hope resins remain after each sip departs, something I can always count on with a Three Floyds brew. The feel was hearty and full, very nice.
Mmm, mmm, Alpha Claus XMas Porter is one tasty porter! Dinkability borders on ridiculous. Check the BeerSpy for where I found it; there were still a few left as of this past Sunday.

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