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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With PlumsBarrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums

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BA SCORE
89
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-18-2012)
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BrewerB:
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BrewerB

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to aasher for sending out a bottle of this!! This is number 96 of 391.

Pours an espresso black with a medium tan foam sitting on top. Roasty malt asserts itself early in the aroma with a bakers chocolate and subtle smokiness. The barrel aging is evident with vanilla and toasted wood. Initially I picked up on a tart fruit aroma that has disappeared as the beer had a couple minutes to breathe. Plum fruit still noticeable. Flavor is a melding for light plum fruitiness, moderately sweetened chocolate, and vanilla. Bourbon is evident too but blends well with the rest of the beer. Moderate in body and carbonation. Overall this is a decent BA porter but not as impressive as many of the Three Floyds beers I've sampled thus far. Feels a tad thin on the palette and not as robust in flavor as you typically expect from a Robust/American porter. That said, I'm going to enjoy it to the last drop and again a big Cheers to Al for sending it out!!

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 03:48:06 | More by BrewerB
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A. Pours black with brownish hues and a small light tan head.

S. Slightly tart plum, cocoa, tannic vanilla, molasses.

T. Dark fruit, lightly smoky roast, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, a little vinous, mild oak.

M. Thick-bodied with medium carbonation.

O. I wasn't expecting the plum to come through at all but I was pleasantly surprised at its presence here. The barrel character is there but not overpowering. Pretty nice.

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S: Roasted malts with a bit of the barrel. Mild bourbon with light oak. Some fruity plum sweetness with a little chocolate malt.

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.