Afternoon Delight | Sun King Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,428
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
113
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
13
Trade:
3
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 113
Reviews by CisPiece88:
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4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tertullian007
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacothom
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MrPlayboy
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Seeing as how all of the Pappy Van Winkle under the Sun got stolen, that fact makes this beer all the more amazing and special.

The aroma is fantastic. You have to realize that you're smelling a dopplebock base beer and not a stout, and once you do that it makes it easier to appreciate. The lager yeast is definitely apparent, but the bourbon takes center stage. Molasses, vanilla, oak, bourbon and light dark fruit make this beer an absolute treat to smell. I can't get enough.

Flavor is the same. Again, realize it's not a bourbon stout and it makes it a one of a kind experience. So much different from anything else I have ever had. Honestly, this beer was delicious and I had no problem drinking the entire can myself. Same exact characteristics as the nose, but with a little more caramel and brown sugar present on the palate.

For a beer that took home gold at GABF, it lived up to hype and was DEFINTIELY worth trading to acquire. Thank god I have another can to drink!

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.44/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a slightly amber brown with minimal head. The beer is slick in the glass and slightly coats from the barrel I can assume. The smell is huge bourbon. It smells like a glass of bourbon. I pick up nothing else but booze. The taste is more of the same. You better really like bourbon. It's not necessarily hot like the nose suggests, but I'm only getting booze. It's very one note. The body is appropriate to style but does not help the beer in this instance. I was very excited to try this, but it was not for me. A few others at the bottle share enjoyed the booziness of it more than I.

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Photo of kustard
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Eziel
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bieniek30
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mayo2323
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Warlocks-Passage
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Flight317
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque brown, with red highlights, and a light tan head that forms up about a half inch and fades quickly to a persistent rim and cloudy cast over the top. The lacing is minimal.

S - Bourbon. Barrel. Sweet toffee. Oak. Yum.

T - Follows the nose, but without flowering out with the original malt notes of a doppelbock. The barrel is delicious, but is the sole note in the open. Malt does come forward in the middle, followed by a slightly acidic close, with vanilla elements from the wood.

M - A touch thin for the weight it is carrying, the advantage is that it does not overburden the tongue.

O - A beer I am glad to have tried, and which I definitely enjoy. It is delicious, with bourbon sweet vanilla and bright wood. I do love the rich flavors and in particular the huge nose, and find the use of the barrel here to be an interesting contrast to the more common stout/bourbon combinations.

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Photo of zbodnar1
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DantheMan75
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSuter
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Jho3325
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Afternoon Delight from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 113 ratings