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Pappy Van Muckle | Sun King Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wee Muckle aged in Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 year old Bourbon barrels.

Added by Treebs on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 65
Photo of jeonseh
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown with reddish tints to it. Light off white head that sits on the sides

S - Vanilla, light brown malt, and lots of pappy butterscotch to it. Really a nice nose

T - Bourbon sweetness and vanilla up front. There is a nice brown malt presence that comes through next. Hint of butterscotch as well as slight alcohol and oak in the finish. Really a nice beer with good pappy presence

M - Medium body with light vanilla syrupiness to it that goes well with the sweetness

O - Really solid beer with good pappy presence to it that lends lots of vanilla and butterscotch to an otherwise decent scotch ale

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Photo of mynie
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Of all the Pappy-aged beers I've ever had (and, yes, that includes both regular and vanilla Dark Lord), this is the one that pulls off the intense bourbony-ness the best. The Scotch Ale is more of a canvas against which the bourbon nodes can flitter and dance, and the beeriness is almost completely subsumed by the Pappy.

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Photo of Treebs
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed several helpings of this at FOBAB. Served in my FOBAB taster glass.

A: Pours a dark brown color with a tan head forming on the pour. Nice retention and it recedes slowly down the glass.

S: Pappy up front, sweet for sure, with a nice barrel presence. Some oak, vanilla and caramel. There is a nice wee heavy base there with a little peat and roasted malts.

M: The taste jumps up to another level entirely. The Pappy is up first. Incredibly smooth with the barrel and base beer mixing wonderfully after that. Smokey with a nice roasted malt presence. The barrel weaves in and out with some vanilla and toffee that lend a hand to the semi-sweet and peaty finish.

M: Medium low carbonation with a medium-heavy mouthful. Full of flavor it rolls over the palate with a smooth and creamy finish.

O: Wow. This beer blew me away and might have been the best thing I had at FOBAB. The base beer still shines through and the Pappy barrel gives this beer another complex layer of flavor. I really want to try this again.

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Pappy Van Muckle from Sun King Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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