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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Ratings: 1,902
Reviews: 709
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 251
Gots: 283 | FT: 15
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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3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam42381
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark cola brown, almost black, with a 2 finger creamy medium tan head. Nice head retention and lacing.

Smell: Dark roasted malt with lots of hops and a touch of chocolate.

Taste: Piney and grassy hops up front followed by roasted malt and a hint of chocolate in the middle before ending with more piney and grassy hops. Aftertaste is fairly bitter with just a touch of semisweet chocolate. The flavor profile is nothing like any porter I've ever had.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. You'll have no difficulty finishing off a bomber on your own.

Overall: A good beer overall, but not really my idea of a porter. I also don't understand the Christmas connection with this one, but maybe it fits with 3 Floyds' motto of "It's Not Normal." This one is definitely worth trying.

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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
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4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
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3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
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4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
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3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
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4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,902 ratings.