pinion (12) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a growler of this downtown on their awesome $5 growler fill nights. Poured with a head that left me immediately. Great coffee flavour in the nose. Strong too. The taste isn’t what I expected. Very balanced leaving the beer to do it’s work with some undertones of coffee and not overpowering at like some other coffee beers. If the look of this beer wasn’t what it is they’d have a higher rating. Overall though it’s a very good brew.
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a Growler. A very drinkable dark amber/brown ale with light coffee aroma. Taste was surprisingly smooth given the coffee/mocha undertones. Taste was a nice blend of roasted malt, coffee and lightly hopped. If you are not a coffee person, don’t let the name scare you from sampling this quite drinkable brew.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, pours clear golden brown with off white bubbly head. Nose is dominated with inviting coffee over the top of caramel malt. Flavor is smooth and sweet, caramel is evident with a wonderful coffee bean component. One of their better current offerings. I like it.
Jethro6191 (463) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours dark amber with brown highlights. A thin white head lightly laces the glass. The aroma consists of coffee, mocha, and a hint of hops. Coffee and chocolate flavors dominate. Finishes with a sweet caramel aftertaste. I expected a fuller body, but this beer has a light watery body with mild carbonation. However, this is still a solid quality brew with a wonderful coffee aroma and flavor.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 Picked up a growler in the tap room. Pours a roasted nut brown with some nice lasting dirty white head. Lots of depth in the nose. I get a soft blend of medium roast coffee along with plenty of toffee richness. The flavor has some pleasant coffee character and it adds a bit of bitterness to be beer as well. Still quite malty like Wee Mac with a very dry finish. Easily one of my favorite Sun King brews so far.