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:
#1,843
Reviews:
766
Ratings:
2,262
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
281
Gots:
419
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,262 |  Reviews: 766
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of quirkzoo
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one a while back from Chadquest, I believe.

Pours a very dark black body with a small tan head. Straight up porter aroma, lots of roasted grains with a hint of vanilla sweetness behind it and a slight smell of alcohol. Very balanced on the palate. A little bit of burnt bitterness, good dark roasted malt, not too complex but enjoyable. Mouthfeel was a touch thin but not watery, very drinkable. Overall this is a solid porter, I didn't pick up on anything exotic that made this a "Christmas" porter but it was still very good.

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

Photo of BrewerB
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to aasher for sending this beer and also an apology that it took me so long to drink! That's what happens when a beer gets buried at the back of my fridge. Cheers and thanks again, Al!

Pours a very dark brown color with a medium tan slightly rocky foam. nice lacing sticking behind.

Rich roasted malt aroma. Hints of chocolate, coffee. Also picking up on some sweetness, brown sugar-like. Very faint charcoal noticeable as the beer opens up. Nutmeg?

Big, dry roastiness asserting a strong flavor presence. Bittersweet dark chocolate, burnt toast. Dry dark roasty finish lingers on. Bitterness is moderate and though I'm not picking up a large hop presence, there's plenty of bitterness from the roasted malt.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation level. Despite the prominent roasted grain character, beer remains smooth.

Great roasty malt character here, not sure what the "Christmas" part in the "Christmas Porter" refers to but certainly an excellent robust porter. Would certainly like to drink this again in the future.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Heatwave33
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle to a Dogfish Head Signature Glass.

Color: Black with a light brown head.

Smell: Chocolate and earthy hops up front. Followed by sugar and slight smoke.

Taste: Same as the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, slight coarse, good carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall: A well rounded porter with a good balance. Medium bodied and a nice Winter brew. Cheers.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

$8.49 for a bomber from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, WI.

A: deep, dark color, opaque, poured with light brown full head that dissipated to thin veil
S: full, rich, deep roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, made my mouth water!
T: just like the nose and lived up to everything I was anticipating from the first smell
M: well-rounded, deep, velvety, highly, highly drinkable

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of alpinebryant
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark tootsie roll brown with a two finger dark mocha head with lacing and spiderwebs on the edges of the glass as it went down.

S: Fresh hop dry hopping of citrus , pine and grapefruit. Dark roast malt is there, but definitely a pleasantly Black IPA aroma going on.

T: Very strong and forward hop presence with sweet aroma hop that makes the first sip decadent. A great bouquet of pine and citrus hops blended with mocha, coffee, and sweet malt. The finish is slightly licorice with cocoa and a bit of vegetal taste.

M: Medium to light mouthfeel, which for a 6% porter seems about right. Mild carbonation.

O: This is a delicious American porter, I would drink this frequently I suspect if it were available around me.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Porter...WITH HOPS.... Pours a dense black color, no light gets through. Big tan head with a hard pour. Good head retention and lacing.
Impressive aroma. Roasted malts...chocolate malt ahd piney hops!!!

Tastes great as well. The roasted malt and chocolate are dominant, but the hops provide a nice (and potent) balance. The overall mix is great.

This is a rich, smooth porter with a following resinous/strong piney hops presence.

A very good Porter for any occasion.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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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