Afternoon Delight | Sun King Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
104
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
14
For Trade:
4
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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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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On tap at Apex. Very unique spicy caramel and oak nose. Same with the taste along with some coconut and light bourbon. A bit thin on the mouthfeel but otherwise awesome.

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Afternoon Delight from Sun King Brewing Company
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