When the Lights Go Out

Indiana
United States
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Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

When the Lights Go Out is a porter brewed with locally roasted coffee for maximum aroma balanced with creamy malt sweetness and a dry finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
24
Judges Review 
Josh Weikert's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

When the Lights Go Out by Sun King Brewery (judged under BJCP category 30A, Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer) is a coffee porter.  That pretty much says it all.  

The beer pours a deep mahogany with a dense off-white head, and the aroma exhibits a low level of coffee and cocoa roast, and bit of bready malt, but not much else.  It's pretty restrained.

That restraint carries through to the flavor, where this comes aross as a modest roasty beer with a touch more coffee character than we might expect from any porter.  There's medium bitterness, no noticeable hops flavor, and a dry finish.  The body is medium, with a touch of alcohol warming.

It's entirely possible that this beer had a bit of age on it, or suffered from a bit of oxidation, dulling its flavors.  It didn't have any overt faults, but it only hit a few notes, and not that noticeably.  A pleasant - but ultimately forgettable - beer.

Brewery Introduction

Sun King Brewing Company is the brain child of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. Dave and Clay first met when Dave was the bar manager and assistant brewer at the now-defunct Circle V Brewing Co. on the north side of Indianapolis and Clay was a student at Wabash College.

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