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

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With PlumsBarrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums
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:
74
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 15
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4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black liquid.

Dark khaki head; decent lace.

Oak, dark chocolate, plum & bourbon nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Dark fruit; hints of chocolate; huge oak finish. The over-hopped nature of the Alpha Klaus is gone. Stunning. Brewed in 2011, bottled 2012; drank 2013.

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2/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Minimal fruit presence. Some rubbing alcohol.

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3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.85/5  rDev -2%

Pours a brown which allows some light to pass through along with a thin skim that lasts.

Blend of dark fruit and big barrel on the nose...really reaches out of the glass.

Sweet malt and light roast on the front moves to a healthy plum presence along the middle..both skin and fruit. The end is a lightly tannic but healthy bourbon fade.

Lighter bodied, porterly appropriate, and easy to sip.

An interesting beer, a fun try, but may verge on too sweet with the plum presence for some.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Etan
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml generously shared by Marco.

A. Pours black with brownish hues and a small light tan head.

S. Slightly tart plum, cocoa, tannic vanilla, molasses.

T. Dark fruit, lightly smoky roast, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, a little vinous, mild oak.

M. Thick-bodied with medium carbonation.

O. I wasn't expecting the plum to come through at all but I was pleasantly surprised at its presence here. The barrel character is there but not overpowering. Pretty nice.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Treebs
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. Bottle # 79/391.

A: Pours a dark black color with some lighter brown edges. A light khaki head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass.

S: Roasted malts with a bit of the barrel. Mild bourbon with light oak. Some fruity plum sweetness with a little chocolate malt.

T: As with other BA FFF offerings there is some mild acetone notes, but this is the least offensive amount I've come across so far. Nice roasted malt presence with some light chocolate. Trace amounts of bourbon.

M: Medium thin bodied with a medium low carb. Sweet finish.

O: This was alright. As with all the other BA Alpha Klauses the base was overwhelmed and the barrel seemed kind of mute as well.

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Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus With Plums from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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