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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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4.12/5
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2,244 Ratings
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:
#1,809
Reviews:
760
Ratings:
2,244
pDev:
10.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
282
Gots:
414
Trade:
18
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Photo of zachpaschal
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of farrago
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Generous three finger head, very dark brown in color with a high number of larger bubbles which continuously pop across the surface, the retention is quite respectable and the lacing forms wide and lengthy splotches with serious stickiness. Maybe a hint of brown in the otherwise black and opaque liquid, near the glass sides you see active tiny bubbles rise upwards. Dark chocolate and a heavy roast dominate the nose, vanilla, coconut flakes, Brazil nuts, some campfire smoke which complements the wet wood and grass notes, curious amount of white grape and peach among the plum, cherry fruit scents, ends with something along the lines of cayenne pepper. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with carbonation that is more creamy than prickly, the roast and toast set the tone early and evoke bitter chocolate, coffee and wood ember notes. There is a cola bean and vanilla element, close to licorice, gets more piney as it finishes. At the same time the herbal qualities linger most at the end, having it veer oddly into bitter territory. Any fruit flavors are dark in taste and otherwise indistinct. Again, there is a hot pepper spiciness going on. Beguiling and not over the top so it remains both complex and drinkable.

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Photo of siscokid79
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soxfan02
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zekeman17
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gooseman80
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbc5
3.29/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of QuadriderMX
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of erjaq
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nurt20
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark Amber / chocolate color. Has an aroma of chocolate malts and hops. Flavor is chocolaty with slightly bitter hops and a touch of sweetness to balance. Overall this is a really nice porter.

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Photo of bobv
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,244 ratings
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