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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,685 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,685
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 227
Gots: 215 | FT: 12
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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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-21-2014 20:21:54 | More by vonnegut21
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-21-2014 01:59:35 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Deep, dark brown with some lighter brown around the edges - pours with a medium brown head, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Dark, cooked, roasty malts and some hops - not the freshest bottle of this, but there are definitely some hops here, leafy and kind of herbal - some dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, semisweet chocolate - some roast and lightly burnt malts - some sweetness and what smells like some spices

Taste: Dark chocolate and some general spiciness - dark chocolate, chocolate malts, some baker's chocolate - some roasty, burnt bitterness, as well as some leafy, herbal, piney bitterness from the hops - some hints of dark fruits and some caramelized sweetness, but finishes dry

Mouthfeel: Medium, nicely carbonated, smooth, finishes very dry with some cinnamon-like spice

Overall: Maybe a beta klaus

This is definitely a nice porter, but the combination of roast and hoppiness could be a little better. Definitely good, but not the best from Three Floyds (which isn't much of a criticism).

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 03:38:45 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep brown near black with some dark reds at the edges. Moderate carbonation keeps a small tan head. A bit creamy with some sticky lacing and a clumpy cap.

Smell: Rich chocolate malts. A bit of cocoa and a mellow spice component. A nice bit of chocolate malt with some solidly roasted malts. A balance of milk chocolate and roasted malt sweetness. Heavily hopped with earth and pine elements. Almost reminds me of spruce. A touch bready with some mild burnt hints. Slightly herbal.

Taste: Pine needle and some serious citrus. A nice backing earthy element with some herbal notes to compliment the spice. A bit of brown sugar sweetness. Malts run heavy on the roast with a sizable cocoa element. Bitter chocolate, some milk chocolate, and a mild burnt edge. Caramelized malts as well as some solid chocolate malt.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy with medium body and moderate carbonation. Coats the tongue without sitting heavy.

Overall: You can stuff my stocking with this anytime.

Hoppy with enough malt to be interesting. Well played Christmas beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 03:30:27 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into tulip glass.

Nice dark appearence expected from a porter.
You smell the dark malt of a porter, but also the hops. Instantly has me thinking "called a porter, looks like a porter, smell of porter... but with hops. What will this taste like?"
Good mouth feel. Not to thick and nicely drinkable.
The taste is intruiging... porter with lots of hops. The hops give it a sharp note on the end, but not in a bad way.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 18:47:36 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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cd34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-19-2014 02:19:26 | More by cd34
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-17-2014 18:12:41 | More by PappyVans
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rw1992

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-12-2014 02:59:38 | More by rw1992
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-11-2014 23:27:26 | More by kybeerdrinker
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tsgooch79

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-10-2014 11:12:46 | More by tsgooch79
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kidzord

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-08-2014 15:50:40 | More by kidzord
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mhind52

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-07-2014 17:35:08 | More by mhind52
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whitenads

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

05-05-2014 17:27:14 | More by whitenads
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mhksuccess

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-02-2014 21:56:16 | More by mhksuccess
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jadler16

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-02-2014 15:28:43 | More by jadler16
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-02-2014 00:17:29 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-02-2014 00:00:30 | More by Texasfan549
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stogirelli

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

05-01-2014 22:53:50 | More by stogirelli
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Diggy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-01-2014 19:07:49 | More by Diggy
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McBAINx

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-30-2014 23:06:55 | More by McBAINx
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-29-2014 16:13:02 | More by victory4me
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gmendez1122

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

04-27-2014 19:34:31 | More by gmendez1122
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-26-2014 20:56:06 | More by CosmoHopHead
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-26-2014 14:00:14 | More by BillRoth
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-26-2014 12:07:48 | More by Bunuelian
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,685 ratings.