Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Cherries | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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85
very good
55 Ratings
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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With CherriesBarrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Cherries
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 03-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
16.14%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
23
For Trade:
3
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Photo of zchall23
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.41/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Damn, I knew I should've written down the bottle number... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep ruby-brown topped by a finger or so of light tan foam. Th nose comprises booze (all up-front and in-your-face and whatnot), roasted malts, cheap whiskey, tobacco, light fake cherry, earthy greens, and a kiss of cocoa. Man, things just flew right up my 'strils and caused a ruckus. The taste brings in much of the same, with the cherries tasting more medicinal, the booze really pushing for dominance, the barrel appearing charred and unloved, and the roast just getting in the way, creating more unnecessary havoc. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a fairly sad beer, considering the strength of its base.

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Photo of CityofBals
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of antoines15
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of EDubLovesBeer
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of largadeer
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body that's slightly translucent. Pours with a finger of head that retains nicely.

The aroma is ashy, hoppy, a bit boozy. Less overt bourbon barrel than the other BA AK variations. The cherries don't bring much sweetness, but rather an odd earthy tartness that doesn't entirely work. Smells a bit more oxidized than the others, too.

The palate is similar to the nose. The cherries don't bring much in the way of good flavor, providing mostly tartness and tannin. Roasty, ashy, and quite hoppy. The fruit seems to clash with the base beer here. Plum Klaus was much better.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of birchstick
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle number 293 of 400 - Purchased at 2012 DLD

A - pours a black taupe head

S -smells of cherry and dark chocolates, but not much else

T - sweet cherries open this up, but are taken over by dark chocolates. A little spicy bourbon moves in and finishes off with cherry. Not as flavorful as I was hoping but still pretty good.

M - medium bodied, good carbonation

D - overall, this one was a disappointment for me. I was stoked to score a bottle are dark lord day, and having had the barrel aged dark lords I was hoping I was in for a treat. Not worth the price its commanding to obtain, but glad I got to try it.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Appearance is identical to alpha klaus, black opaque with short tan head. The smell is hot with barrel character up front, the hoppiness from the base is there, but obviously has been aged a bit and has lost it's pop. Bitter chocolate notes come through along with syrupy cherry character. The taste is also hot with dark fruit character and plenty of oak. The carbonation seems a bit too high with a medium body. Overall, I enjoy the base beer by itself much more than this variant. The fruit and the barrel detract from the delicious hoppy porter that Alpha Klaus is.

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Photo of CPAles
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tectactoe
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ScottJWing
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cd34
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Deetz
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dsgolovin
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Fetching
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Cherries from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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