illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from C Bass. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet ale esters and caramelly malts. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice amount of caramelly and light chocolate maltiness, with very little bitterness. A tad on the sweet side. Not as good as Oskar Blues Old Chub.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Tasted some time near the summer of 2012 from a tall boy can. Pours cloudy dark auburn with a thin beige head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is malty, a strange, hot esthery note, and plenty of caramel. The flavor is a bit more interesting with more caramel, molasses, and some added dark bread bitterness. The body is medium plus with smooth carbonation and a long caramel malt finish.
b3shine (6102) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Sun King. Looks good; a fairly transparent dark copperish brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells nice and malty with a well-balanced caramel presence and notes of neopolitan ice cream. Tastes like it smells with a medium-full body. Enjoyable.
ajtrupp (296) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong malts with a nice caramel overtone. It reminds me of a better version of... a beer I can't remember the name of. So there's that useful bit of info.
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Block (1597) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I'm told this is a Wee Mac on steroids. Dark amber pour with zero head. Aroma is super sweet. Flavor is still very mild. Malty and smooth, sweet caramel. Seems pretty usual and typical of Sun King.
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, thanks to ridglens, 01/14/2014. Pours dark brown, ruby highlights, yellow tan head fades to an almost still surface. Aroma has slight smoke, fruity dark caramel malts, some toffee and touch of chocolate, bread. Taste is sweet fruitcake and caramel, nutty malts, mild roast and hops. Medium body. Probably not my favorite Scottish ale, but decent.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky dark amber color with a medium foamy khaki head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Smoked malt, caramel and slight hops in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of peaty malt, caramel and fruit. The finish is smoked malt and fruit. Decent overall.
thedm (4997) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a medium sized head of foamy tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-transparent dark ruby red brown colored body and a good lacing. The weak aroma was brown ale. The clean mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of semi-sweet Helles Bock cloves mild licorice mildly vinous spices brown malt caramel crisp and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
olr1984 (1179) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at 800 degrees pours a dark brown with a tan head. Sweet malt vanilla and slight caramel taste.
tastybeer (1815) - Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Mahogany pour, tan head. Little retention/some lace. Aroma of dark fruit, overripe banana, pear, vanilla. Taste is sweet, dark fruit, pear, brown sugar. Palate is drier, soft, slick, sweet finish.
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 16 oz can that sat in my beer fridge for about 18 months or more. Happy to say it held up well. It’s a scotch ale, so robust malts a plenty. In not a huge fan of scotch ales, the sun king version has a bit of a bit to it that I find enjoyable.