StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very solid brew. Pours a rich and creamy black, with a nice head. Aroma is great, lots of dry roast and cream. Medium on the palate. Slightly bitter flavor, which is exactly what I wanted. One of my favorites from them, excitied to try it again next year.
Brigadier (2897) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can
A late Saint Patricks Day treat, this release typifies the average Sun King canning. While it has a bit of an expensive price tag for a day to day beer it would not hurt to grab a four pack once a year. I can’t wait to see Sun King expand into other markets.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base swirls the glass with a murky texture. Soft tan head idly sits on top like film over a dusty glass of water. Light chocolate, coffee, malts, and smoky licorice reward the eager nose with fresh feelings.
Flavor / Palate - A mixture of fluid coffee, sweet fruits, and maltiness warm the throat. A typical American stout is perhaps slightly too heavy to consider sessioning. Even so it would not be tough to drink another can if it were on hand. A malt driven release is a great Midwestern interpretation of a classic spring style.
bluejacket74 (1282) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice but very light, it smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and coffee. The brew tastes like roasted malt, coffee, burnt/charred malt, and some dark chocolate and earthiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and has medium/high carbonation. I thought this was a good tasting brew, although the weak aroma didn’t exactly impress me. It’s worth trying. $3.99 for a single can.
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6oz pour at Smoke and Barrel. Nose is really earthy, wet dirt, roasted mushroom, some coffee grounds, a little raisin, some toasted bread crust. Flavor is malty, toast, a little molasses, a little less earthy than the nose, a little soy, brown sugar, some weak coffee. Finishes dry. Smell and flavor don’t mesh, but both are still pleasant.
bigirishphan (103) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent lighter of a body (high in ABV) stout. Coffee, dark chocolate...maybe. Drank this on a warmer day after a couple session IPAs. But memorable nonetheless.
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mp_lane (28) - Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with very thin beige head that sticks around. Aroma has mild fruit and roast hint. Taste is light roast, well balanced malt, very good.
Bacterial (1417) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from a can. Dark pour but certainly not thick. Nice tan head. Slight roasted malt and chocolate nose. Malty with a dry and slightly bitter chocolate finish. Ok.
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours black with tan head. Very thin, roasted malts is the only thing I get on this. Just not great.
SetauketBrewer (38) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with thin tan head. Deep roasted notes on nose, mostly coffee. Few hints of malt, no hops. Deep espresso flavor. lite effervescent bubbles washing away the roasted malt to a dry finish making you want to take another sip. No metallic seepage from the can. Great example of a Dry Irish Stout.
Hartung32 (212) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good Dry Irish Stout. Very roasty and rich with everything you could want in the style. One of the best I've had and one of the better Sun King offerings.
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rxeight (1234) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewery. Very creamy. Very drinkable. Not a whole lot of flavor. But enjoyable.