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

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With PlumsBarrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums

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BA SCORE
89
very good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-24-2013 16:42:51 | More by ravot
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-22-2013 01:03:04 | More by warnerry
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-20-2013 18:57:55 | More by Callmecoon
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

09-03-2012 13:46:05 | More by fo1ksguitar
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-20-2013 22:45:10 | More by Gonzoillini
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CadetGCBD

Georgia

5/5  rDev +24.1%

06-07-2013 00:04:02 | More by CadetGCBD
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

08-20-2012 03:40:06 | More by GRG1313
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

07-29-2012 21:37:39 | More by largadeer
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-10-2013 07:32:55 | More by wesside89
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

07-20-2013 06:13:30 | More by Etan
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-17-2012 19:41:26 | More by fbc24
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-13-2012 16:28:27 | More by Drucifer
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-25-2012 17:46:06 | More by ChrisPro
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-18-2012 03:47:17 | More by DangerDawg
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 01:57:27 | More by AleWatcher
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.6/5  rDev -35.5%

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...

10-16-2012 19:54:32 | More by TMoney2591
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womencantsail

California

3.15/5  rDev -21.8%

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.

08-23-2012 20:52:36 | More by womencantsail
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-16-2012 21:01:56 | More by Hanzo
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-14-2013 18:49:17 | More by cadaugherty
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-26-2012 15:02:37 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Hopbully

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-28-2013 05:45:35 | More by Hopbully
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brystmar

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

07-16-2012 00:57:45 | More by brystmar
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 20:03:12 | More by MordorMongo
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-31-2013 19:08:55 | More by thewimperoo
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Ayelikebeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-27-2013 23:48:16 | More by Ayelikebeer
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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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