In this winter beer blog, we are going to look at another brew from Three Floyds and it is called Klaus Christmas Porter. If you read my earlier beer post on their Robert The Bruce, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please read the first part of that beer post. Let us get into the beer.
It is a jet black color with a tan color head. The smell is an evergreen pine with a touch of toffee in the beer. The taste has a hint of toffee with a ton of pine with a pine cone aftertaste. It is not drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Alpha Klaus is 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!
Here is a description from their website (www.3floyds.com):
6.0% ABV 38 IBUs
Alpha Klaus is 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! November release.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I am a fan of this brewery. I was looking forward to try this beer for while. I do not know what they were trying to do with this brew. I feel they wanted to make a black IPA or black pale ale but wanted a porter. I am a huge porter and hop fan so this beer has some promise. There is not enough of the porter here just a ton of hops. It is like you are smelling a pine cone and then eat it in liquid form. I was really disappoint with the beer because I had to pour it out. I never pour out a beer but this was that bad. If you like this beer, I would like to hear your thoughts. Do not get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser