Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly Pear | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly PearBarrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly Pear

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 12-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and slight fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, bourbon, and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting fruity presence that doesn't necessarily come across as prickly pear to me.

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Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. This was brewed in 2013.

Appearance: Pours a very, very dark brown/black and leaves a couple fingers of tan head that linger for a while before leaving a tan layer atop the black beer.

Smell: Refreshing prickly pear is definitely the main player in the scent: very pleasant, too. Also some light malts, coffee, cocoa powder. The aroma is surprising based on the appearance of this beer. Blindfolded, I might've thought this was a pear pilsner or something.

Taste: The pear comes through nicely in the flavor as well, but is supplemented with big roasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate, peanut butter, and oak. Fairly complex and quite well balanced.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a thick, creamy body. Finishes smooth.

Overall: I was very impressed with this one - the smell was huge prickly pear which is really interesting/different. The pear plays well in the flavor, but does not dominate as it does in the aroma. Very drinkable, and an interesting combo between a big porter and a refreshing pear beer.

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Prickly Pear from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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