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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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1,735 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,735
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 233
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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3/5  rDev -27.5%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
2.84/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

kscaldef, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of vic21234
3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

vic21234, Jan 22, 2013
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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,735 ratings.