cblack85 (36) - Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 16 oz. can into a DFH shaped pint glass.
This beer pours a mahogany/copper/ruby color with a generous amount of off white head that slowly recedes into a small amount of lacing.
Very pleasant, although somewhat muted, nose comprised of bready & caramel malts, brown sugar, toffee, and lightly chocolaty. Just the slighted hint of earthy hops.
The flavor is very even for the style, not huge and overbearingly sweet, but not weak or watery either. The malt profile is both bready and sweet; with biscuity malts, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee featured prominantly and honey, chocolate, and just a hint of hazelnut to round it out. The hops are almost an afterthought, just enough to make their presence known, but not enough to distract from the malt profile. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and finishes slightly dry. Very drinkable
All in all this is a really good beer, a little light for the style, but not overly so. Good stuff, I look forward to trying more from Sun King.
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@GABF-on tap-pours a foamy tan head with copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, earthy. Taste is sweet medium malt, earthy hops. Medium body, easy.
Aubrey (3418) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany hue. Inviting nose. Malt forward with rich elements of toast, peat and toffee. Wholesomely sweet, but not cloying. Hops are earthy and herbal, delicate and balancing. Not overly exciting, but tasty and well made.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2013 Can @ home. Pours a bit hazy, red orange appearance with a cream colored head. Sweet, toffee, caramel malty, slightly citrusy, sweet creamy aroma. Somewhat cloying, sweet caramel, toffee flavor. Seems a little unbalanced to me. Grassy. Kind of weird.
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear copper/brown color with a half inch off-white head that went away quickly. There’s a small amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The brew smells like toffee, nuts, and toasted malt. It tastes like toffee, nuts, peat, and caramel/toasted malt. Mouthfeel/body is low/medium, it’s smooth and has moderate carbonation. It is pretty easy to drink. At $11.49 a 4-pack I wouldn’t buy it again at that price, but I do think it’s a brew that’s worth trying.
b79turner (216) - Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber color with a small head, slight lacing. Medium carbonation. Nose is slightly sweet. Taste is malty, with a typical scotch ale flavor, but very subtle. The mouthfeel is very thin. Not a bad beer.
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an earthy brown with off white head. Nose and taste is mellow, unassuming, notes of dark malts, caramel and chocolate. A bit muted. This is not a big beer in ABV or flavor. Worth picking up if you come across it, but not a must try.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, smooth and not as much malt as I expected. Light caramel and sweetness too.
Roonai (245) - - SEP 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich mahogany brown with a thin off-white head that dissipated quickly. nose is light malt and chocolate. Taste is similar. Debating if the palate is ’thin’ or ’clean’. Though not a challenge, the beer is enjoyable with the pleasant roasty malt that isnt too intense.
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can thanks to Josh! Pours a clear deep red with a bit of brown and a near white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread and hay with a bit of must and toffee. Flavor begins with bread and toffee but has a bit of an odd musty finish. Pretty average.