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

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Ratings: 1,976
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 254
Gots: 314 | 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: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.
92 out of 100 based on 1,976 ratings.