Bourbon Barrel Timmie | Sun King Brewing Company

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89
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59 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
sunkingbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by robwestcott on 12-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.66%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Jlang2012
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JKitchen23
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pezhead_79
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlockman
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

There is definitely a fair amount of smokiness to this beer; it is not overwhelming or immediately perceptible as such, but the caramel and vanilla flavors from the bourbon-barrel aging are somewhat overshadowed by the bitterness from the smoke that makes for a relatively dry finish.

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Photo of Jaypeajus
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark tan head that didn't hang out, deep brown charcoal color. Get the bourbon off the nose and charred Carmel/chocolates on a roasty platter. Very sticky on the lips. Mouhfeel is what I like most about this one. Not even noticing the 10%.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.42/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Black pour, just a rim of khaki, brown head. Aroma- chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cherries. Smells fantastic! Could smell this all day. Taste- bourbon up front. This was aged either a long time or on some wood still soaked in bourbon. Vanilla, bit of chocolate. Again a lingering bourbon, alcohol taste that is pretty nice to have hanging around. Also a bit of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel has maybe a touch too much carbonation. Overall, pretty big fan of sun King, (full disclosure) and love their barrel program. I think I would prefer their doppelbock and wee heavy over this in a barrel. Maybe a side by side is due in the future NYD.
Did in fact complete a side by side of the 2016 vs the 2017. Hands down the 2016 was better. There is truly nothing interesting going on with the 2017. As a result the rating will be effected. Definite drop in quality of taste in this beer.

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Photo of santa216
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgagne
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's a very smooth bourbon stout, clean and a little thick. There's sweet cocoa and vanilla and a little roast. It's a tasty stout but at 10%, it isn't as bold as the best in this style.

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Photo of osuskin
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachpaschal
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz twist top aluminum bottle poured into a snifter glass, no bottle date

A- pours a pitch black color with a small fizzy khaki colored head that reduces and disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- dark chocolate nut fudge aroma up front with lots of caramel sweetness, followed by some dark fruit. Strong bourbon presence adds some earthy oak, vanilla & barrel juice

T- dark chocolate with lightly smoky malt up front, complemented by notes of coffee, fig, and some earthy notes. The bourbon comes through strong in the mid-palate, giving notes of toasted wood & vanilla. Big wave of creamy sweet caramel pops through on the finish and continues through the linger

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel than finishes a bit thin, with some warming alcohol on the linger

O- solid bourbon-forward RIS that is certainly suited for sipping. The only downfall is that the mouthfeel was a bit thin for the strong alcohol and flavors

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black, a bit thinner pouring, more cola like than stouty, nice tan head that sticks around. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, more chocolate, bourbon / vanilla. Not overly boozy. Some brown sugar and hint of molasses in the back. Pleasantly thick but could be either creamier or more viscous. Very solid.

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Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Bourbon Barrel Timmie from Sun King Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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