Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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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
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
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
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
3.9/5 rDev -3.2%
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
Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.