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Ichor - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 14
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 04-09-2006

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-a dark toffee brown with ruby highlights and two fingers worth of creamy head

S-malts, caramel, plums, and a bit of alcohol. The smell picks up a bit throughout the beer.

T-sticky malt, raisins and plums, caramel, and spicy alcohol

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation, leaves a sweet spicy aftertaste

Overall I think the strong alcohol helps this beer a lot since there is really not much carbonation at all. It is a very sweet beer which might turn people off. I like it, probably won't try it again though.

Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jera1350
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage.

Dark mahogany with an ever active head of dense sandy colored foam that just keeps growing.

Massive fruit notes with malty sweetness and bubblegum. Layer after layer of complex fruit scents.

Huge sweetness up front with dark fruits such as plum, raisin, date, red grape and fig. Warm alcohol, woody/oaky spice, toffee, caramelized sugar and toasted walnuts. So very complex and deliciously drinkable at the same time.

The carbonation is big and pretty soft, but a touch fizzy. The body is a touch light for the style and the finish is extremely dry.

Great quad here. This is an awesome american made example of the style. This is up there with the top ones straight out of Belgium for me.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, corked and caged. no date, but bought recently, it should be fairly fresh.

appears chestnut brown with amber highlights. little head. sweet malty aroma - caramel, raisins, it's rich. taste is similar - complex malt flavors. brown sugar, dark fruit. slight Belgian style yeast. smooth mouthfeel, medium thickness, low carbonation.

overall - a nice Quad, especially for an American version.

Photo of rfgetz
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red tinted brown, cloudy with thick khaki head, good retention, some stickiness to the beer and lacing. Scent brings a potent mix of dark fried fruits - raisins, dates, prunes - and backs it up with candied sugar, brown sugar, light light molasses, faint herbal quality. Taste tones the nose down a bit, still strong in the fruit front, backing off on the sweetness a bit, slightly lacking in the yeast department for the style. Medium bodied, smooth, creamy, touch of earthiness. Not as subtle and complex as world class quads, but still very nice with some bold notes.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TheCorkStopsHere
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first beer of my new project, the Ichor from Sly Fox Brewing. I picked up this bottle when I was home visiting my folks in PA over the Christmas weekend. Every time I visit the local Wegman's, I'm impressed by their beer selection. There was a handful of Sly Fox beers available, but this Quadrupel was the one that caught my attention. Low on the IBU scale (20 IBU) and high on the alcohol scale (10%), this year-round brew is one I'm going to sit down for.

The Ichor pours a dark cola color, not quite black, but pretty close to it. There is a couple fingers of lively tan-colored foam, which leaves behind a mild amount of lacing. Throughout the entire 750mL brew there is always a continuous stream of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of my Duvel tulip glass.

The nose isn't as sweet as I expected, it's a very mild blend of candies, molasses and I think I'm getting a little vanilla too. It's not as bold as some Quads I remember, but it's definitely not unimpressive either.

On the palate the Ichor is a little more impressive than in the nose. As expected there is a lot of different malty sweet components kicking around, with some candy sugars, some mild fruitiness, and a little bit of that vanilla/toffee note I detected earlier. Overall it's pretty complex, but still quite drinkable. Normally I would sit down with a Quad like this to share with someone, but I think I'll manage to take care of this one by myself tonight!

Photo of Jwale73
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle secured at the brewpub in June. Served in a tulip. Pours a brownish-aurburn hue with a fluffy, two-inch off-white head that dissipates into a sudsy cluster. Nose expresses vinous notes, an herbal quality, sassafras and black licorice and/or anise. Taste consistent with nose but I definitely get a rootbeer barrel candy character in this brew. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an easy carbonation that falls short of lively. Overall, an easy drinking, albeit not very robust, domestic Quad. Not something I would cellar for an extended period, but really quite drinkable and approachable.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Ichor from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.