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
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,845
Reviews:
766
Ratings:
2,262
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
420
Trade:
18
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Duvel tulip. No date or info.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for this late Christmas brew!

A - Totally black with a dark tan head and moderate retention and sticky lace covering the glass. This is a nice looking porter right off the bat. One of the other guys commented on the label and how Three Floyds is "messed up" or something like that. I proceeded to tell him about the type of people 3F employs which made it make sense.

S - Dark chocolate roasted malts with a moderate sweetness and a fig and dark fruit nose. Dry cocoa compliments the American hop pine and citrus character that finishes out the back end.

T - Delicious roasted chocolate malt and semi-sweet chocolate with cocoa and a hearty helping of American hips that balance with the malts. A little pine blends well in this one.

M - Medium-full bodied and completely roasted with a dry bitter finish of roasted malts and hops. Good balance in the mouthfeel.

D - Christmas in July. Nice. It's a drinkable porter year-round but definitely would be more fitting with snow on the ground.

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22 oz bottle from dyan, thanks dogg. This has been a long time want.

Appearance: Poured into a US pint glass. This stuff is extremely foamy, initially pouring with about five fingers of head, which takes a few minutes to settle. Nice head retention once it does settle, holding strong at a 3/4 inch height. The body of the beer is black, opaque, appropriately porterish.

Smell: Nice malty sweetness, big chocolate and coffee notes. Hints of vanilla, carob. Very pleasant.

Taste & mouthfeel: Medium roast coffee and the surprising presence of citrusy hops, which doesn't taste as bad as it sounds. Not as sweet as the aroma suggests, has more of a baker's chocolate sort of quality to it. I was expecting this to be overcarbonated, but the mouthfeel hits the mark for the style quite well; medium bodied, not quite stout thick, and pleasantly dry in the finish.

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

Sampled in August and the beer had held up well, but I had the impression it had mellowed a bit from what it would be nearer the bottling date. Muted unsweetened cocoa powder and a bit of coffe with some coffee-ground bittering. Full bodied, but not thick. Almost a bit a lactose sweetness. A nicely made beer, but I think my expectations may have been a bit high.

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

A-Black in the glass, one finger off white head.

S-Roasted malt, candied sugar, chocolate and a tad bit of spice.

T-Roasted malt, good deal of spice, some chocolate, not much bitterness though.

M-Medium bodied, creamy.

O-A solid porter, not as good as Topless Wytch though.

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,262 ratings
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