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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jeonseh on 01-10-2008

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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 16
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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BA Klaus

Finally crackin' this bad boy from DLD '12

Pours a deep black color with a surprisingly thick layer of mocha colored head. Sticky walls of lace.

The nose is full of rich, dessert-like flavors such as vanilla, dark fruits, coconut, and milk chocolate.

The flavors of this amazing brew are quite similar to the nose. Toasted coconut, vanilla, tannins, cocoa, and sweet butter.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with a mouth-coating oil that tickled the tastebuds for quite awhile after each sip. Moderate carbonation.

Overall, amazing brew that kinda reminds me of Vanilla Bean DL with less intensity. Pretty damn good and worth every penny at that. One of the better bourbon forward brews from the Floyds

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1487th Review on BA
Bottle to FW Snifter
750ml Waxed

2012 Vintage
Bottle #20/423

Thanks to KevanB for sharing
Shared with JealousChalice, KevanB & Schmoopsbeer

App- It poured out a dark brown, almost black pour with a 1-1/2 finger dark khaki head with a good amount of stick and cling to it.

Smell- Its a basic baltic porter. Malty, bourbon and a little bit of chocolate. Really a bit one dimensional.

Taste- This ia one of those beers where there the sum is better. The malty base with a bit of spice and vanilla and chocolate paired with good amount of bourbon, creates a nice beer but not a great beer.

Mouth- Its a solid medium body with a medium carbonation. The bourbon creeps up on you and balances itself it out with a nice bit of vanilla from the bourbon.

Drink- Well Kevan. You won wale wars for tonight. A good beer. Just not sure if great. I enjoyed this one alot. Just expected more.

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4/5  rDev -5%
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, which brings notes of vanilla and caramel. Sharp roasted malt is present alongside the barrel. There's a faded herbal hop note buried in here, too.

Cocoa, bourbon barrel (lots of vanilla) and a sturdy roasted malt backbone. Pretty hoppy, a bit herbal and spicy. Medium-full body. Pretty hot finish. Really nice stuff, 3 Floyds knows their -bals. This was probably my favorite of the 3 bottled BA variations.

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one at a past tasting! Bottle #311 of 423! Served from bottle into a Sweetwater snifter. Poured a dark reddish brown with a half finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, spice, sweet alcohol, dark fruit, and subtle vanilla. The flavor was of sweet malt, vanilla, wood, spices, dark fruit, and sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really like the character that the barrel imparted on this brew as the base brew was good, but definitely not other-worldly. This treatment took it to a new level without doubt. A definite must try that I wish they would have made more of.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 378/423
Courtesy of biglobo8971

A- Super dark brown almost black pour. Finger and a half width light tan, creamy head. Quickly recedes leaving loose rings of lacing.

S- Full on oak and vanilla. Dark chocolate and espresso. Slight cinnamon spice and a nice hint of molasses and licorice.

T- Oak, vanilla and chocolate. Huge dark roasted coffee and brown sugar. Licorice and molasses are light. Slight pine hop presence. Not nearly as sweet as the smell leads on. Still very good.

M- Light feeling with the high carbonation. Slightly chewy. Little alcohol warmth.

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3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Frank!

A - Pours dark brown, cola-colored head, thin collar.

S - Bourbon up front mixed with oak and then light chocolate and light vanilla. The hops are basically non-existant from the barrel-aging, but I really don't mind that at all.

T - Bourbon-forward, chocolate, lots of barrel character, light vanilla. The barrel has really overtaken the base beer, but it's not overly boozy or oaky and there's still some light roast and chocolate in there. Alcohol is there, but doesn't interfere. Finish is bourbon and oak.

M - Full body, rich and boozy, creamy finish.

O - Probably my least favorite of the BA Alpha Klaus bottles that were released this year (Cherries & Plums), but still pretty darn good. I think the booze will settle down here in the next few months and it should be easier to pick out more then just bourbon and oak.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml waxed bottle served in a Portsmouth snifter. Bottle shared by Frank (Lurchingbeast) I think? Thanks either way!

A: Pours a nice strong black color with dark brown edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Stick sheets of lace are left down the glass.

S: Nice bourbon with a little spice with some nice roasty malts and some chocolate with a little oak.

T: Nice boozy spice with some light fruity esters poking in there as well. Roasted malts, light oak, smooth chocolate and some nice caramel and vanilla barrel sweetness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation and a smooth boozy finish.

O: Very impressed with this one. I would really like to try the variants, but the this one had a solid and balanced barrel character.

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 111 ratings
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