Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.1/5 rDev -1%
a dark brown pour with a full half inch tan head throughout the full pour. smells of grassy hops, cocoa, roasted grains. nicely hopped for a porter. the flavor is a bit smoky, with notes of coffee, chocolate. medium body, nicely carbonated with a chalky finish. overall this is a damn excellent porter. very nicely hopped making it an interesting take on the style.
12-27-2012 01:25:55 | More by facundoCNB
3.95/5 rDev -4.6%
22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present, which is typical of Three Floyds.
A - Pours dark as the night. No light shows through. Tiny 1 finger chocolate cream colored head that goes down quick.
S - Surprising hop potency jumps out initially. A bitter boozy chocolate smell creeps out as the beer warms a bit.
T - Hoppy, chocolatey taste. Kind of a strange combination. Nice bitter hops, but I am not a big fan of porters really. I am a big fan of IPA's so the hop forward aspect makes this porter unique and tolerable to me.
M - Sticky, bitter, buttery aftertaste.
Overall, one of the better porters that I've had, but slightly confusing. Why wouldn't they just make this beer an amped up, spiced pale ale of some kind instead of a hop-heavy porter? Still a delicious beer, and I'd be interested to see one of the many other incantations of the Three Floyds Alpha Klaus, one of the barrel aged versions and see how that tastes. Merry f**king Christmas.
Three Floyds Alpha Klaus ---4/5.
12-26-2012 01:59:21 | More by mfnmbvp
4.4/5 rDev +6.3%
Pours an opaque black color with a caramelized creme brûlée colored foamy head. The head forms quickly and largely. Some semblance of head lingers throughout the beer. Lacing and spider webbing coat the glass from top to bottom. Late summer mown grass, coffee, and roastiness on the nose. Moutfheel is thick and slick, but dries out a little at the finish. Perfectly balanced roasted malt and resinous hops. It fills the mouth with flavor. Grassy hop flavor blending well with large roasted malt. This is a magnificent beer with a lot of balance. I've missed it so much.
12-26-2012 01:45:04 | More by DocJitsu
4.1/5 rDev -1%
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into FFF .5l glass:
A - dark brown with a healthy tan to light brown frothy head that slowly dissipates leaving nice lacework.
S - nice roasted malt with a bit of christmas tree pine scent. A bit of dark chocolate and burnt malt.
T - nice roasted malt up front with a touch of hops on the end, the chocolate and burnt malt aroma carry through nicely as the beer warms a bit.
M - solid carbonation, medium body.
O - a treat for a Holiday beer. have had it fresh and aged, prefer it on the fresher side. nice bottle to share over the Holidays!
12-23-2012 16:58:55 | More by Docrock
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,703 ratings.