Afternoon Delight
Sun King Brewing Company

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Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
Ranked #6
Ranked #3,031
4.22 | pDev: 9.95%
Nov 13, 2021
Aug 26, 2013
Afternoon DelightAfternoon Delight
Notes: German-style bock aged in a Pappy van Winkle bourbon barrels.
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Quite dark auburn, with a bit of chestnut, in the look. Quite a bit of bourbon to start, with a spiced caramel note, to the aroma. A little lighter in body to a regular doppelbock. Lots of bourbon and a lasting alcohol glow, with a spiced caramel and a bit of toffee, in the taste.

IBU: 23
Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Oct 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Very nice frothy beige head with good retention. Body is a rich dark brown with purple and red highlights.

Smooth but restrained nose, revealing little. Brown sugar, bourbon, raisin, nuts.

Tons of yeast expression on the palate, lending a huge banana and vanilla note to the proceedings. Brown sugar, toffee, raisin, dark bread; lighter notes of leather and chocolate. Bourbon is noticeable but entirely complementary.
Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by stortore from Illinois

Jan 17, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 12, 2019
Rated: 3.64 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee

Oct 09, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Apr 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Oct 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 21, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 4.55 by cstasek from Indiana

Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Eziel from Ohio

May 15, 2017
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2015 canning

Appearance: A nice looking bubble show produces three fingers of ecru foam capping the hazy burnt orange liquid; decent lacing action

Smell: Smooth Bourbon aromatics of oak and vanilla join with the caramel and dark fruit tones of the Dopplebock

Taste: The Bourbon makes its presence known at the outset, with caramel, molasses and dark fruit tones joining; oak and vanilla add another dimension, after the swallow; the finish and aftertaste emphasizes that smooth Bourbon tone detected in the aroma

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: You don't come across many Bourbon barrel aged Doppebocks; surely, I can't recall another off the top of my head; anyway, while the barrel treatment does mask some of the Doppelbock character, this is a really enjoyable beer to drink

Thanks, TravisMason, for the opportunity
Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Dec 22, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Kurmaraja from California

Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Jaypeajus from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Looks like a barley wine, smells like a barleywine...if it let looks like a duck, walks like must be a..dopplebock?? BBA?? NICE. Malty delish. Thanks to Noyoudidnt on this one!!
Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Narthax from Texas

Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by osuskin from Indiana

May 30, 2016
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Reviewed by pezhead_79 from Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
No head and just a slight bourbon aroma are the initial characteristics. The alcohol flavor is subtle at first but increasingly present. Overall, this is one of my favorite Sun King offerings.
May 28, 2016
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Reviewed by tempest from New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Whoa, that is some smooth and tasty barrel character. Rich vanilla and toasty, grainy oak, backed by the mild, dark fruits and caramel of the doppelbock. This brew comes out on the more drinkable end of the barrel-aged spectrum, which is certainly welcome.
May 25, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Jho3325 from Indiana

Apr 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
2015 vintage
16oz screw top aluminum can poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep ruby color with a foamy one-finger khaki colored head that reduces to just a ring around the edge

S- bold sweet and malty aromas of caramel & toffee, along with dark fruity notes of fig, black cherry, raisin & sherry. The bourbon barrel lies underneath and adds some spicy aromas, along with oak & vanilla

T- flavor opens with dark fruity flavors of raisin, tart dark cherries & fig. Mid-palate brings sweet caramel, toffee, molasses & brown sugar. Bourbon barrel kicks in near the finish, giving notes of woodsy oak, spicy bourbon & vanilla. Lingers of sherry

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues to the finish

O- big sweet and sticky caramel and dark fruit throughout, with just the right amount of barrel character, well done
Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by jgagne from Kentucky

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 4 by BPMeyer27 from Ohio

Jan 12, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Bieniek30 from New York

Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 3.21 by Farral from Wisconsin

Dec 22, 2015
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Reviewed by NoYouDidnt from Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75
This is a win for sun King and those that get to drink it. Dark color. A little ruby in the light. Very small head, goes away fast. Smells great. Bourbon, vanilla caramel. Same on the taste, with a bit more accent on the dark malt of the dopplebock. Mouthfeel, a bit too carbonated. Overall, I really do prefer a dopplebock like this in the bourbon barrels to many of the stouts that have been put there. I'm glad I still have a few left. I hope they keep well.
Nov 22, 2015
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Served in a snifter at The Tap in Indy.

Arrives with a light, frothy, oatmeal-colored head. Blackish body with brown and amber hues but an opaque representation. 4.25

Aroma is faint but hints at brown sugar and molasses. 3.5

Rich in flavor, there's caramel, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla and an oaken, bourbon-tinged finish. On taste, this would be a gem. 4.25

Alas, the feel is too carbonated and prickly and soda-like. Not enough to ruin the beer but it does drink lighter than ideal and without the creamy, full-mouthed feel that I expect from a doppelbock. 3.75

Flavor here is great but for a BBA doppelbock that you envision warming you on a winter night as you slowly sip it, this can disappoint.
Nov 17, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by Domvan from Texas

Oct 26, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by tbone1384 from Wyoming

Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 4.52 by MasterPenguins from Indiana

Oct 02, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by jadler16 from Indiana

Aug 29, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by JimmyFlatRock from Ohio

Aug 12, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by Duff27 from Illinois

Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by jrborchert74 from Michigan

Aug 02, 2015
Afternoon Delight from Sun King Brewing Company
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