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

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Ratings: 1,982
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 255
Gots: 314 | FT: 19
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 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stout glass. Pours an opaque black with two fingers of creamy tan head that dissipates slowly into a cap and leaves decent lacing. Had aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and bold citrus. Taste is very roasty with big citrus in the middle. Some dark chocolate begins the finish, but orange peel lingers for a long while. Drinks really big for the ABV, it's a slow sipper through and through.

Overall: Very hoppy and big for a porter, and I wouldn't expect anything less from FFF. This is one of the best FFF beers, and that puts it pretty high up there in the market place.

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22oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a super dark brown that closely approaches black in the glass. A finger of frothy mocha head hangs around for a couple of minutes and slowly falls to leave a thick coating of webby lacing on the glass.

S - Nice roasty base of malt, touches of chocolate, notes of coffee, hints of dark fruits, some soy sauce, barely there brown sugary sweetness. Faintly herbal with an almost wintergreen-like twist. Assertive hop presence that is spicy and bitter. Quite interesting aroma.

T - Roasty with strong coffee notes, rather burnt and more than a little astringency to go along with the char. Some tart cherries, dark fruits. Not as complex as the aroma...extremely roasty and burnt from beginning to end.

M - Medium bodied with a crisp mid level carbonation. Roasty and charred throughout with a lingering acrid character. A rather high astringency that goes a bit beyond what could be expected with the high burnt flavors alone. Has a lingering tart, sour cherry fruitiness.

O - Solid porter full of roast and burnt/charred malt character. Dry overall, rather tart, lightly fruity. Enjoyable on this cold fall night.

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