nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ajtrupp (198) - 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 (1232) - 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 (950) - 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 (7253) - 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 (4889) - 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 (921) - 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 (1610) - Bloomington, 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.
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
jbrana (352) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet with strong caramel flavors. Has some strong specialty malt notes and a slight metally finish.