Timmie Imperial Stout | Sun King Brewing Company

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74 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

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Added by aasher on 02-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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14
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of JamesS
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Mike412
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Duff27
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Quick collared tan head. Swirl leaves light legs. Body is dark brown.

S- Sweet cocoa powder aroma.

T- Good roasty/burnt favors. Drinks less than its stated ABV.

M- Medium/medium-full mouthfeel, smooth. A tad over-carbed for the style in my opinion, not enough to deter for the overall experience though.

D/O- Overall, Sun King Timmie RIS is quite drinkable for its 10%abv. Good mouthfeel, good roastiness/chocolate flavors. Thanks @robwestcott, looking forward to the Timmie variants coming up shortly.

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Photo of aasher
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Arch Bridge Tap House in Oregon City. I assume this was a left over keg from the recent CBC conference in PDX.

While I thought this a very nice beer, it was a bit more roasty and licorice filled than I normally care for. There was still some nice dark chocolate and vanilla as well, which I appreciated. The beer was a tad boozy on the full, fairly dry finish.

A very solid beer, but not really a stand out, in the world of impy stouts. That being said, I'll bet a barrel aged version of this would be terrific, and would likely soften some of the rough edges in this beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: A dark dark brown, mocha pencil thin head

S: Chocolate, dark fruit, little coffe, creamy

T: Sweet and roasty, cocoa nibs, coffee, not overpowering taste

F: Clean, not to heavy, not watery but a very drinkable stout

O: This is the kind of stout that you could have a few of and not feel bloated. The kind of stout that you could drink in the summer and feel fine. Not overpowering but just a clean and good tasting stout. I like it.

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Timmie Imperial Stout from Sun King Brewing Company
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