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Cowbell | Sun King Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by robwestcott on 12-10-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by ElizabethCraig:
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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mlockman
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can poured into a pint glass, the mouthfeel was rather thin, but overall this is a quality porter with a nice lactose-sweetness to accent the maltiness of the brew.

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Photo of Mike412
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thoroughly enjoyed from the can in a snifter via a friend from work---THANKS JUSTIN!

Pours a dark blackish brown with a medium head of light tan dissipating foam that settles to a thick ring , light layer, and subtle lacing. Nose of chocolate, cream, and dark roasted malts. Flavors exceed the nose with milk chocolate awash in dark roasted malts with a touch of char on the middle and subtle lactose sweetness. Very substantial in the aftertaste is a fine roasted malt note that is satisfying to stout porter drinkers. Medium mouth feel, coating and sweet, with a sweet aftertaste and low carbonation. Excellent. Would have this one again and would love to visit this brewery.

Cheers

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rather sweet, a tad watery, some chocolate, roasted malt, wee bit of dark fruits, some coffee.

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Cowbell from Sun King Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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