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Cowbell - Sun King Brewing Company

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: robwestcott on 12-10-2010

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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A - Very dark brown, almost black, with only slightly transparent edges. Light tan head, moderate, with some lacing as you drink.

S - Seems pretty closed down to me. Roast notes are present but seem distant. There is a certain sweetness, caramel and cream.

T - Like the nose, the beer is not a big flavor experience. A subtle roast combines with a taste that suggests unrefined sugars. Caramel creaminess, which is followed by drying that fades in the close, returning to the sweetness.

M - Very light on the tongue for a porter, but eminently drinkable.

O - A decent brew, but quiet, and not as robust as I'd expect a porter to be. Reminds me a bit of their Schwarzbier offering, Sassy Squirrel Time, but the flavor notes seem tamped down a bit. If the roast notes were brighter, I think they'd have a very good drinking porter.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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A-Dark bblack with a nice white head that retains

S-coffee smell with a little chocolate

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Cowbell from Sun King Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.