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Cowbell - Sun King Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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brewskis

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-21-2014 23:20:49 | More by brewskis
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Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-31-2014 17:40:23 | More by Ben7773
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-17-2014 09:07:47 | More by ste5venla
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11-27-2011 01:19:25 | More by bkonk10
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2014 23:54:53 | More by HumanParaquat
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aasher

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-03-2012 00:29:57 | More by jaidenjb
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BSuter

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-13-2014 15:54:07 | More by BSuter
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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.

01-01-2012 21:27:31 | More by robwestcott
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osuskin

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-25-2014 00:20:13 | More by osuskin
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-06-2014 01:33:02 | More by rxthree
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-27-2014 20:05:26 | More by emottram
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Jho3325

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-16-2014 12:35:27 | More by Jho3325
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-22-2012 16:02:38 | More by denimdemon
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JamesS

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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.

10-13-2011 16:36:21 | More by JamesS
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -7.7%

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

08-03-2014 21:43:26 | More by brentk56
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Dmkaz

Indiana

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07-28-2013 15:58:10 | More by Dmkaz
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-19-2014 16:39:19 | More by MSandahl23
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-16-2013 02:07:56 | More by MNBeerGeek
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brew3crew

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%

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

O-solid overall beer. Slight over carbination, but nothing to really cry about

09-30-2011 19:23:45 | More by brew3crew
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GRFounder

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-15-2014 02:19:20 | More by GRFounder
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EseLocoSS

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72.5%

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.

12-09-2011 03:54:48 | More by EseLocoSS
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Casedogg43

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%

Picked up a growler from Sun King yesterday.

Appearance: very dark brown, near black. A nice tan head.

Smell: roasted coffee with a very slight sweet hint.

Taste: Not your average porter taste. Coffee, bit of chocolate. And roasted coffee comes through towards end. Carbonation is above average for a porter, but it adds something different. And in a good way.

Mouthfeel: a little light for me. Then again my last beer was a Dark Lord a couple days ago.

Overall: very nice porter. Seems complex for some reason. But then again a bit light due to carbonation. I like it and will look forward to polishing off the growler now!

05-13-2012 00:01:12 | More by Casedogg43
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bralston345

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-15-2014 04:10:19 | More by bralston345
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Cowbell from Sun King Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.