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Cowbell - Sun King Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: robwestcott on 12-10-2010)
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Reviews by ElizabethCraig:
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3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at The Black Sparrow on 10-10-2011.

Generally my husband and I really love and appreciate milk-anything. Porter, stout, whatever =)

The appearance was, not surprisingly, porter-like! Dark brown with a light tan 'loose' microfoam head. Pretty! Sniffing gives a scent of semi-sweet dark chocolate with a slight raisin scent.

Sweet caramel that melds to a dark chocolate with.

Before I go on, have you ever had the exquisite combination of dark chocolate, bread and sea salt? It's kind of a French thing, at least to my mind, and it's exquisite (I bake bread with this combination enclosed in its crumb).

That's what flavor this has. Not 'salty' but just a very 'present' chocolate/caramel/toasty flavor.

Caramel and slight sour raisin linger on the palate - the body of this beer is much thinner than a porter usually is, but this is, IMO, to style.

I enjoyed this beer, but I may enjoy it more with a slightly richer mouth feel. All in all, a very nice porter from Sun King.

ElizabethCraig, Oct 10, 2011
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poured cold from a 2 week old growler, near black to a surly darkness 10oz snifter with a foamy, finger and a half, tan head

aroma of cocoa, coffee and graham crackers(?)

semi sweet chocolate, creamy espresso roast, and a week bit of smoke.

light bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and creamy, semi-sweet.

overall: good, not great. a porter i'll grab once or twice when it's available.

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Poured a very nice deep dark brown near black with some nice initial head and a bit of nice lacing as well. Very nice scent, a huge roastiness with coffee tones and a bit of sweetness coming through, as from a lightly creamed coffee. Excellent flavors, with a great roasted grain profile, nice coffee tones, a hint of chocolate, and a great hit of cream sweetness at the end; it all merges together very well. Goes down fine, with just a bit of roughness; not the easiest drinking porter, but very tasty nonetheless.

JamesS, Oct 13, 2011
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3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
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Appearance: Pours an iced coffee brown color capped by a very modest head; virtually no lacing

Smell: Graham cracker and a hint of milk chocolate

Taste: Graham cracker, up front, with building sweetness; the milk chocolate enters in middle but does not make much of a statement; sweet in the finish, as well, and slightly grainy

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I can't help but think this may have not been what the brewer intended as I was expecting something more full bodied and milk chocolatey

Thanks, fredmugs, for the opportunity

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On tap at Indy tasting room.

A-Dark bblack with a nice white head that retains

S-coffee smell with a little chocolate

T-follows nose. Smooth coffee that goes don pretty well

M-medium body and smooth. Slight over carbination

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1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from a growler.

Poured dark brown color with an little light brown head.

Not much aroma but hints of chocolate and toasted malt.

Medium to full body with a very smooth texture and a lot of carbonation to the point where it was extremely over carbonated.

Had an acidic bite to it from the carbonation but was able to find some chocolate flavor.

Unfortunately, this was extremely over carbonated. Based on the other reviews here, it sounds like I must have gotten a bad batch. But since I did, I have to rate on what I actually got. Since I had to dump the whole growler down the drain, this is getting a bad review. Hopefully next time I'm in Indy I can try it again and update my review to reflect a better score.

EseLocoSS, Dec 09, 2011
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Cowbell from Sun King Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.