Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Orange Peel | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 12-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
39
Avg:
2.43
pDev:
44.44%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 39
Photo of HouseofWortship
2.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

A Christmas gift back in 2013, not sure I would have gone for a BA orange porter on my own, but am thankful for it. Can only pray that this was intended to consume upon release and was much better then as now it is disappointing.

Appearance: Looks like a dark black beer. No head, but circle of lacing around the glass that is a light color head. If it tasted like it looked, we'd be fine on this.
Smell: Minor roast, but really overwhelming artificial/chemical flavor when cold. Does this smell like orange? I wouldn't have guessed if it didn't say on the bottle. It just smells sweet and not natural.
Taste : No. That's it. This beer should not be when cold. Just can't get past that strange wannabe orange flavor. It's like a sweet and bitter hop, just not a good one. There is still a harsh alcohol bite. Tons of barrel when cold. When it warms, the beer is much more palatable, the strange orange artificial orange flavor blends better with the porter, still not perfect. I could see this being drinkable and maybe even enjoyable in a 6oz pour at the pub, but good gosh, a larger pour would have you crying mercy.
Mouthfeel: Great mouthfell. Medium thickness, sugary, carb isn't noticeable, but syrupy enough to not have mouthfeel be an issue.
Overall: Three Floyd fan, would defend them on most stuff they do, but given this was probably a $30+ bottle and is unpleasant to drink, I really think this can be classified as disappointing. A small pour is okay, anything more than 6oz is a chore. I want to like this, I just can't, too strange, too much artificial orange, too bad. Haven't been impressed with the BA Alpha Klaus variants so far, but the base beer is solid. They should save the barrels for sours and stouts. I know they aren't normal, but this borderlines on the wrong kind of special...

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Photo of PHBoiler
1.94/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Dark pour out of the bottle. Limited to no head. The smell is orange pledge. I'm not getting anything besides that scent. The taste is basically candied orange peel covered in poor quality chocolate and acetone. I do get that curacao flavor. It's just not very good. The smell and the flavor of acetone overpowers mostly everything. The mouthfeel is quite thin and medicinal. Not getting much from the barrel or the base beer.

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Photo of bcm75
2.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

A - very dark brown, small head
S - cleaning products. Very bitter orange overwhelms the senses. Clinical and medicinal.
T - not quite as much citrus bitterness here as on the nose, but still overwhelming. It's difficult to pick out much else.
M - medium bodied, maybe a bit over carbonated but decent.
O - disappointing. One note, and it's not a great note to hit.

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Orange Peel from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
2.43 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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