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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2012
From can. Pours more brown than ruby with little head. Aroma like a port with raisins, figs, and a nutty aspect. Sweet and boosy, but also smoky and a little spicy. Little carbonation, frothy, and lingering warmth. Pretty good, but seems to be missing something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajtrupp (285) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1489) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Sampled on tap at 800 degrees pours a dark brown with a tan head. Sweet malt vanilla and slight caramel taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1780) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours cola beige, big khaki head, very carbonated. Smell sweet scotch whisky, grainy, big malt sweetness, bit smoky, coco. Taste sweet caramel and molasses, coco, bit of gum, big malty sweetness Mid body, well carbonated, alcohol well hidden Very nice.

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