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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

1,721 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,721
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 232
Gots: 221 | FT: 13
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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baybum, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds branded imperial pint glass

Amazing that I haven't reviewed this brew yet! Pours the darkest brown possible, bordering on black, capped with a very light beige two and a half finger fluffy head. Great retention and significant lacing present. Bakers chocolate, general roastiness, burnt sugar, and grapefruit rind on the nose. This is a beer whose taste closely follows the nose: roasted malt, light espresso notes, dark/bakers chocolate, and burnt caramel and sugar. The hops make their presence well-known toward the very dry finish in the form of grapefruit rind and spruce-like bitterness. Medium bodied, well carbonated, and slick and a bit oily. A very unique porter and one that I welcome every year around the holidays.

chanokokoro, Dec 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

vanillacokaine, Dec 29, 2012
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Omensetter, Dec 29, 2012
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bralston345, Dec 28, 2012
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cfh64, Dec 27, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

facundoCNB, Dec 27, 2012
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,721 ratings.