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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 27
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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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ravot, Dec 24, 2013
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cyrushire, Tuesday at 04:56 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown body that's slightly translucent. Pours with a finger of head that retains nicely.

A lot of bourbon barrel on the nose, but little heat. Surprisingly quite hoppy as well, with dark chocolate and ashy roasted malt beneath the barrel. There's a touch of plum, mostly skin with a hint of tart dark fruit.

The palate is more plum heavy, lightly tart and tannic. Plenty of bourbon barrel, vanilla, roast and a hint of tar. A little dark fruit. Less hoppy than the nose suggests, but still fairly bitter. Medium-full body with a roasty, hoppy, semi-sweet finish. This was quite good.

largadeer, Jul 29, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml generously shared by Marco.

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.

Etan, Jul 20, 2013
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2.6/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Man, I forgot to write down this bottle number, too... Shit, who even shared this with me!? Oh, man... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep ruby-brown topped by a finger of light tan foam. The nose comprises acetone, tannic black grapes, roasted malts, char, tobacco, and a twist of molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, with the acetone clashing with some bad whiskey, the hardly-recognizable plum battling with the tobacco, and all along the roast and molasses muddling things up further. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, though this was better than the cherry version (which was just a damn mess, frankly), it was still pretty sad. A pretty big letdown, lemme tell ya...

TMoney2591, Oct 16, 2012
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The pour is a murky dark brown/black color with a khaki head. The booziness is really overwhelming. Tons of oak, roasted malt, and a pronounced acidity. Mild plum, a touch of solvent, and plenty of green apple. Tastes of roast, alcohol, green apple, and bourbon. A fair amount of acidity, mild to moderate caramel/toffee sweetness, some raisins, plums, and cherries. Kind of sour on the finish.

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Thanks, Ethan!

Good-looking pour, handsome lace and head up top. Aroma feels a bit jumbled: plums are here, but so are a bunch of other scents that are hard to finger and seem out of place.

Overly complex flavor profile; too many additions make this almost messy. Fortunately, the intensity of each backs off enough to allow their assimilation into one delicious brew. Too many cooks in the kitchen; still a good beer though.

I definitely prefer the regular Alpha Klaus.

brystmar, Jul 16, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a brown which allows some light to pass through along with a thin skim that lasts.

Blend of dark fruit and big barrel on the nose...really reaches out of the glass.

Sweet malt and light roast on the front moves to a healthy plum presence along the middle..both skin and fruit. The end is a lightly tannic but healthy bourbon fade.

Lighter bodied, porterly appropriate, and easy to sip.

An interesting beer, a fun try, but may verge on too sweet with the plum presence for some.

BarrytheBear, Sep 03, 2014
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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.