Timmie Imperial Stout - Sun King Brewing Company
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JamesS:
3.68/5 rDev -12.2%
Poured a wonderfully deep black with very nice tan head and a bit of decent lacing throughout. Nice roasted grain aroma with a slight hint of burnt toffee and a nice earthy hop aroma. Good deep roasted/burnt malt flavors with a slight hint of coffee and a decent earthy hop finish; just nothing as deep and dark as I would've expected and without the extra deep flavors usually produced by imperial stouts. Went down nicely, though, for such a big beer. Not the best, but it's still worth a try.
04-02-2012 19:56:10 | More by JamesS
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3.65/5 rDev -12.9%
64 oz brewery filled growler into a tulip glass.
Pours black, with a finger of dark mocha colored head. This maintains a tight and creamy ½ finger of foam, which whips up a rich cascade that slowly drips down the sides of the glass yet doesn’t actually leave a whole of lace sticking back. The aroma smells of smoky roast, cocoa, and ripe citrus, while spicy alcohol sweetness and warmth spreads out across the back of the nose.
The taste is bittersweet chocolate, burnt coffee, some rather strong citric hops, and a pronounced splash of alcohol on the tail end here that finishes this with sweet warmth and a dry lingering spiciness. Charred smokiness lingers on the breath after each sip. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a prickly yet also chewy creaminess that spreads out into the mouth. This is definitely sharp feeling up front. Maybe a little too much, as it helps draw out extra strength from the hops and alcohol. Speaking of which, any heat from that big 10% ABV is pretty well hid here but the alcohol flavors from it have boldness to them that comes on a little too strong at times.
I liked the mix of aggressive Stout flavors here but this overall seemed to need a bit more finesse to really pull things together into a nicely drinkable package. Right now, the hops, roast, and alcohol are just too assertive and my palate was pretty much worn out from it after 2 glasses from the growler. If you don’t mind a bit of a fierce punch to your Imperial Stouts, this is worth checking out. I was just looking for more of a well rounded package from this.
04-03-2012 19:33:59 | More by Kegatron
3.85/5 rDev -8.1%
I was lucky enough to try this beer at the Black Sparrow in West Lafayette some twenty minutes after they tapped the keg. It appeared a black with dark brown highlights (if possible) with a one finger, creamy looking dark khaki head. It smelled of dark, bitter chocolate coffee with cream. It tasted of sweet dark chocolate with light bitterness. It features a mild and soft roast and dark malt. It is velvety smooth on the palate and coats the mouth. It has the creamiest of mouthfeels. This was a pretty tasty beer but in the middle of my first pint I started to really notice how sweet it was. It got sweeter and was cloyingly sweet. I was given a second pint and couldn't even finish it. It's a solid beer, just too sweet for me.
03-10-2011 14:06:17 | More by aasher
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
Shared with some good friends. Thanks Patchmaster for a great Sun King treat. Poured from a growler into snifter.
A- Pours nice thick black in color. Brown head floats on top and drops down to a nice thin cap throughout beer. Sticky lacing grips the glass nicely.
S- Nice oak smell. Dark fruits come through nicely. Sweet smell of vanilla hints creep in at the end.
T- Very smooth, flavorful beer. A little sweet at first. Bitterness finishes this drink nicely. Nothing to overpowering. Nice earthy, oak taste in the middle. Flavors are very well balanced. Higher abv is masked very well.
M- Full body with good carbonation. A little dry in the mouth.
D- Sun King continues to impress me with all their beers. Every new style they produce is excellent! I could drink a couple glasses of these easily. Very solid and can't wait to see what this taste like in a PVW barrel!!
02-15-2011 04:21:58 | More by HosP
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
grabbed at the brewery a couple weeks ago.
poured cold and pitch black from the growler to a founder's brewing snifter with a big frothy two finger dark mocha head with nice retention a full coverage lace to the rim of the glass.
aroma of oak, sweet, ripe dark fruit, chocolate and a hint of espresso roast in the wayback.
wow - huge, and unexpected given the aroma, coffee and nice mellow vanilla in the first cold sips. brown sugars, and maybe a bit of burnt dark toffee.
smooth and super creamy, great-big bodied, minimal carbonation, sweet on the tongue followed by a very mellow bitter after.
drinkable - hmmm... maybe a couple pints or three if you're sitting still by the fire.
big thumbs up on this one.
02-27-2011 02:32:10 | More by robwestcott
3.98/5 rDev -5%
Thanks to kegatron for bringing a growler of this one to Stakem's Fish Fry.
A - Pours jet black with a decent one finger tall tan head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass. Pretty standard stout pour here.
S - Smells of dark roasted malt, charred oak, coffee grounds, bit of cocoa powder and a bit of booze at the end of each sniff. The roast is strong, threatening to overpower everything else.
T - Starts off with a ton of dark roast and some light chocolaty sweetness slowly giving way to hints of fresh brewed coffee, dark fruits and a good amount of charred oak. The dark roast continues through the finish, lingering on the pallet long after consumption. A little rough but the base is strong.
M - Big, heavy body with lots of dark roasted flavors and moderate carbonation. The roast is strong at the beginning and only grows stronger. The booze is hidden pretty well for being 10%.
O - A pretty good stout. A little too roasty for me, I like my stouts to be more well rounded. If they can smooth out the rough edges of this one I think it could be really good.
04-20-2012 21:16:13 | More by orangesol
Timmie Imperial Stout from Sun King Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.