Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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2.84/5 rDev -31.4%
A: A dark brown ale, raises a small head with poor retention. Splotchy lacing.
S: roasty chocolate malts, mild hints of spices.
T: Starts with watery chocolate milk, developing nutmeg and cinnamon on the mid-palate. Initially finishes with an unpleasant rubbing alcohol aftertaste, but as the beer warms that off-flavor seems to subside.
M: Moderate-low carbonation. Finishes with dry, slightly astringent spices.
O: A fairly run-of-the-mill porter. I don't find the spices adding much, but at least they aren't overdone. I was rather worried about the initial off-flavors, but that seems to be remedied by letting the beer warm for 15 minutes.
01-23-2013 02:48:04 | More by kscaldef
3.76/5 rDev -9.2%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No bottled on date listed.
A- Pours black with a small amount of tan head. Has a thin feel/ look to it.
S- Smells of chocolate and lots of roasty malts. Almost an aroma of chili peppers in there as well.
T- Starts off slightly bitter with some citrus hop characters. The roasted malts then come through, along with an overall sweetness coupled in with some chocolate flavors.
M- Thin to medium bodied, nicely carbonated, bitter yet roasty. An easy drinker. Has an almost spiciness in the back end of the mouth feel.
A nice offering from FFF. This is not a beer I would buy again as porters don't come high on my list but I don't regret buying it.
01-22-2013 01:07:30 | More by vic21234
3.96/5 rDev -4.3%
22 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Dark/Black in appearance with a few fingers of light brown or tan head.
Smell: Well there is a roasted scent but there was an unexpected earthy almost hoppy/piney smell as well. There was a little bit of sweetness but not much.
Taste: Well it seems like there are a lot of things going on in this. There is a slight fruity taste at first that goes into a hoppy bitterness that then goes into a sweet maltiness that finishes off with the roasted coffee type bitterness. The hoppy bitterness does remain afterwards too.
01-13-2013 20:42:15 | More by ruckus232
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.