Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) PorterAlpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter
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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) PorterAlpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alpha King’s festive cousin. A big American Christmas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt, Mexican sugar and of course, tons of strange American hops. Cheers!

38 IBU

Added by zerk on 12-06-2002

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

This was from a 22oz bottle. After finally seeing this in a store in the area I decided to pick up a few. This pours out with a pitch-black body with a tall tan head that slowly rising from the bubbles beneath the surface. The head is still a good size even after I drank the whole glass and all the while putting huge clumps of frothy foam around the glass. This is just perfect to look at it really gets the mouth watering. Aroma is a malty mix of chocolate and caramel with strong roasted coffee presence. Wow the hops are just as strong here with notes of earthy and floral hops coming through all that malt. This is quite a bit to take in and I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first but it is amazing. The taste is an amazing blend of fresh hops and chocolate malt with both coming on strong. It took me a while to really take this all in but damn this is good. The hops cut though the strong malt to make themselves known and add a wonderful contrast. Flavor ends on a lingering earthy bitter note. Mouthfeel is about full and quite coating that makes the taste stick with you. This is something I could drink all day, huge malts, huge hops and it blends together wonderfully. Simple amazing.

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

A: Pours a dark brown color with a bubbly mocha head.

S: Smells of chocolate, molasses, coffee and pine.

T: Similar to the smell: starts of of chocolate roasted malts, coffee notes, a slight sweet taste probably coming from the Mexican sugar and finishes with a pleasantly bitter taste from the hops to balance it all out. There is no question that this is a hoppy porter, which is not surprising considering this is a Three Floyds brew.

M: Thin to medium-bodied, on par with most porters. Perfect carbonation.

O: This is one of my favorite porters. The roasted malts balance out the hoppiness of this beer just perfectly. I love that this beer is full of big flavors and its ABV is only 6%

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

Purchased from my local Shop Qwik, I've downed 6 or 7 of these already, I better write up a review on one of these before it's all gone.

Appearance - a vigorous pour gets a moderate head, mocha in color. Thick with good retention and lace. The beer is very dark and lets just a little light through its deep garnet body.

Aroma - strong and piny, mixed with a dark chocolate and roasted malts. A perfect aroma for the holidays.

Taste - everything seems to hit my palate at once. Malts, chocolate, coffee, and of course, a fabulous hop presence that is piny but not overly bitter. The hops stay the course while the other flavors subside. This beer I can best describe as my interpretation of liquid Christmas Tree, bringing joy to all who partake. From the first sniff to the final swallow, it is delicious. Regardless of how much I drink, the empty glass is still like December 26th, always a bit of a letdown but ever mindful that New Year's Eve is but a handful of days hence... :-)

Mouthfeel - the plentiful malts and generous hops give this a heavy, sturdy feel. The rich flavors are kept festive with some moderate carbonation.

Drinkability - are you kidding? I think I spent $100 on Alpha Klaus this year, it's dreadfully delicious. If my refund gets here in time, I may deplete Jungle Jim's of their remaining stock!

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,271 ratings