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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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1,709 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,709
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 231
Gots: 219 | 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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kscaldef

Oregon

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
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-22-2013 21:04:36 | More by Brew33
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vic21234

Illinois

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
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cosmic-ray

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-21-2013 23:35:44 | More by cosmic-ray
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Misfit2209

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-21-2013 03:29:57 | More by Misfit2209
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-20-2013 16:57:53 | More by Swonkie
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Thirstygoat

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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MrVonzipper

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-18-2013 10:15:54 | More by MrVonzipper
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California

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-17-2013 01:34:04 | More by jkeffer13
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-16-2013 22:39:03 | More by Jsmitty1967
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-16-2013 13:27:48 | More by Sean9689
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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ruckus232

Illinois

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.