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

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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
Ratings:
2,225
Reviews:
758
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Wants:
281
Gots:
401
For Trade:
15
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - great head and lacing and so so so dark.
Smell - interesting smoke which I'm guessing is the Mexican sugar with some hop smell but more toasted malt than anything.
Taste - great malty beer with good amount of hops and smoky like the smell.
Feel - fantastic medium thick body with slight creaminess and light to medium body.
Overall - fantastic very different porter!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Ieatlambfries
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark mahogany. Fluffy light brown head. Plenty of sticky lace after each sip.

Smells of roasted coffee, coco nibs, and an herbal spiciness, maybe nutmeg or clove.

Dry baking coco flavors, followed by bitter coffee. A touch of caramel sweetness, but in no way cloying. Slight hint of Xmas spices. As in the smell, perhaps nutmeg or clove. Maybe both. Roasted malts are followed by an unexpected bitter hop twang. This is what separates this Porter from most. It works for me, the hops play off the bitter coffee and roasted malt flavors well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall one of the better Xmas style beers out there. Not too heavy on the spices, nor cloyingly sweet or alcoholic. Perhaps a bit out there for a Porter, but it is FFF after all.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- pours nearly pitch black with a small fizzy light tan head that reduces quickly, leaving nothing being

S- surprising dank, full of hops in the aroma up front with some piney and earthy notes. Sweet chocolaty malt with a touch of burnt coffee. A nice spicy bouquet closes it out, giving it a holiday-like aroma

T- a burnt coffee taste is first noticed, similar to the aroma. Nice sweet chocolate malt base, the danky hops give an interesting complexity to it; piney, hemp, earthy, spicy, ash tray

M- medium body ad carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish

O- The hops certainly made this one interesting, very danky, almost weed-like. It overpowered the base porter a bit, worth a try but not something I'd go back to

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and some lacing

S-dark malt, chocolate, light coffee, pine

T-dark roasted malt,dark chocolate, coffee, pine, light citrus, light char, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-nice porter with hoppy flavors and good balance

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,225 ratings.
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