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

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) PorterAlpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter
BA SCORE
4.12/5
Exceptional
2,265 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:
#1,877
Reviews:
767
Ratings:
2,265
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
422
Trade:
18
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,265 |  Reviews: 767
Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of joemochas
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinny21bal
3.75/5  rDev -9%

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

Photo of edhizdeid
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Wildman
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured very dark with ruby background. If formed a light tan head that left trace lace as it subsided. An aroma of roasted malts and flora hops, with some coffee and chocolate elements to it. The flavor was of malt, hops, coffee and anise. The finish is a touch astrigent and creates an interesting aspect to the overall body. A rather unique porter.

 360 characters

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Etan
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a Hopleaf tulip. 2012 release.

A: Pours a rich brownish black with a large tan head. Nice lacing.

S: Lots of coffee and chocolate, with the hops lending some slightly fruity acidity. Smells like a chocolate wafer.

T: Big, bitter, piney hops and roasted grain, some mild sweet chocolate. Somewhat dry and acidic.

M: Medium-bodied and creamy.

O: The nose is really where this beer shines.

 401 characters

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of 1424IpA
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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

Photo of victory4me
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rcjennings
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Lelampp
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfillius
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

A: Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger of dark tan head with okay retention. I'd like better head retention please. Nearly opaque dark brown and good looking.
S: Chocolate, some hops that are mildly reminiscent of marijuana. Cascade too? Hoppy and roasty.
T: Chocolate and pine. Very nice blend of porter and hoppiness. The hops surge forward with juiciness then the chocolate roastiness fills in behind. Very nice!
M: Bitter and very full.
D: Very high. Great stuff. I want another and will buy again. Terrific seasonal.

 543 characters

Photo of ronricorossi
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit smoky? Probably just picking up smething in the malt base, but it adds a certain element.

95 characters

Photo of Drucifer
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of hoosier222002
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taez555
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to David from the Publick House Brookline for hooking us up with this beer which you can't get in MA.

This beer poured a brownish/black body with a huge pillowy tan/off-white head. There's some serious carbonation in this puppy.

Nose is an interesting mix of dark cocoa powder, mellow wood, olive juice, fresh toasted malt, toffee and coffee.

Medium bodied with a mild grain touch from start to finish. Dark roasted malt and very dark espresso beans dominate this beer. Very astringent with a sharp roasted malt bitterness. Has a slightly grainy and very bitter base. Citrus and Earth hops are over the top and surprisingly big for a porter, but never overtake the malt bitterness giving it an almost deceptive hop taste.

Quite a porter. Tastes sort of like someone crushed a butt load of espresso beans into a dark malt based beer, but beyond that... good beer.

 881 characters

Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of IndyDad
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,265 ratings