Afternoon Delight | Sun King Brewing Company

Afternoon DelightAfternoon Delight
BA SCORE
95.3%
Liked This Beer
4.24 w/ 107 Ratings
Afternoon DelightAfternoon Delight
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
German-style Bock aged in a Pappy van Winkle bourbon barrel.

Added by MasterSki on 08-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,000
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
107
Liked:
102
Avg:
4.24/5
pDev:
9.67%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
14
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Eziel
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
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

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaypeajus
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
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 duck...it must be a..dopplebock?? BBA?? NICE. Malty delish. Thanks to Noyoudidnt on this one!!

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

Photo of osuskin
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pezhead_79
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of tempest
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of Jho3325
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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Photo of jgagne
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farral
3.21/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.58/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of Domvan
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jadler16
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Duff27
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Afternoon Delight from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.3% out of 100 with 107 ratings
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