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Ichor - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

149 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Abbey-style Quadruple brewed with German Pils and Roast malts and dark candi sugar, hopped with German Tradition hops. Luscious and seductive, Ichor is brewed for both the body and the soul. This beer will improve with careful aging but is ready to drink now.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 02-18-2003)
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sevreng

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +3.9%

750ml bottle purchased in March, 2014 at Shadyside Giant Eagle. Poured into tulip glass.

A - Dark dark ruby brown, must be held to direct light to demonstrate brightness. Nice 1 1/2" head on pour that fades slowly.

S - Cured plum, dates, and raison with a healthy dose of spiced rum. Rum intensifies as the glass warms, blueberries and chocolate come out.

T - Sweet dark fruits upfront, a little heat from the alcohol, fading into cured dates, dark fruit preserves, and a note of port on the finish.

M - Creamy with moderate carbonation, little sticky on the finish.

O - Very rich and full quad, paired nicely with a shoulder roast braised in black IPA. I think this bottle would have been better if given a few more months, but I couldn't wait, it paired too well with the dinner at hand.

07-11-2014 23:48:58 | More by sevreng
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

This beer is really something different,whats up with the sticky bottle cap?Pours a deep chesnut brown with some ruby hues with no head to speak of.The aroma is of Xmas fruit cake and some alcohol notes.The taste starts out very sweet with some dried fruit thrown in there,its a sweet beer but not overdone.Iam sure I couldnt drink more than this bottle but still a very good,well made beer.

07-24-2003 23:33:08 | More by oberon
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2013 23:51:02 | More by TimoP
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-26-2014 12:12:22 | More by ryancl
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-05-2012 00:29:25 | More by valkyre65
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-15-2013 04:44:33 | More by JMS1512
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-23-2014 03:25:25 | More by jaydoc
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Corpsehoagie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-12-2012 17:52:44 | More by Corpsehoagie
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A bottle shared with Mac300 and his wife Jess, and DarkerTheBetter at the 5th Annual Philly/BA gathering. What a treat that we ended up at Sly Fox. I enjoyed this beer though my deer friend Jess did not. The beer has about as much carbonation as a smooth bottle of wine. AKA, none. That was a turnoff for her. I felt the beer is tasty nightcap type of beer but cetainaly minimal on drinkability.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a touch of ruby to the hue and very very little colar around the edge even after a hard pour there was little head that dissipates right away.

Smell: Dark fruits and warm alcohol. Plum prune raisin cherry and brown sugar in the nose.

Taste: Like the nose it is dominantly sweet and warm. It seems reminiscent of the wheat wine I had the other night the warm green grape and sweet wheat attribute but the cherry and fig attribute are there as well with some sherry.

Mouthfeel: Very viscous and yet slick smooth edges due to the fact that there is no carbonation.

Drinkability: It is a *sweet* nightcap beer. I was happy to be sharing one bottle.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

04-02-2007 05:55:13 | More by Phatz
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-19-2013 01:09:58 | More by DruRho
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-13-2013 03:36:13 | More by rydev24
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-14-2012 00:54:40 | More by Fermenticusrex
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-23-2011 04:17:16 | More by jmdrpi
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A - A dark brown with some light shining through...a big tan head forms and slowly fades...nice lacing

S - Very sweet on the nose...big doses of grapes and other fruits

T - Once again...very sweet here...but it works...malty flavors and sweetness mixing with wine qualities of grapes and a little bit of dryness

M - Medium to full bodied...lack of carbonation makes for a smooth mouthfeel

D - This was my first Quad and I must say it was pretty tasty...you usually can't go wrong with Sly Fox

06-19-2009 17:39:57 | More by thain709
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joepais

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Thanks Kempleton for this one
Bottle poured into a tulip produced a good two fingers worth of off white head. The body of this brew was a wonderful maroon color and the head left a little ring of lace around the glass

Aromas of dark fruits and grapes filled my nose a good quad smell that is for sure. This had one of the best noses on it for an American Quad

Flavors of dark fruits, caramel and a slight alcohol warmth that arose as it warmed in the glass medium to thick mouthfeel light carbonation on the tongue

Drank it today and I must say I enjoyed every drop I was quite impressed by this brew. Dead on Style wise for a Quad, I would have thought it was a Belgian. Great job Sly Fox keep it up. I would by it again for sure

08-22-2008 21:37:23 | More by joepais
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-10-2013 01:46:40 | More by bcm75
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patm1986

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-15-2011 06:15:08 | More by patm1986
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-14-2014 19:04:32 | More by blange3
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AARomanov

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A - Pours a lovely deep almost violet color. The head dissipated rather quickly.

Ar - Very full aroma of dark fruits, I get raisins.

T - Good balance of malt, not too sweet. Alcohol well masked. Finish is plum and dry.

O - Nice beer to slowly sip. Opens up more as you let it warm up.

10-25-2011 23:08:03 | More by AARomanov
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours very dark brown with muddy bubbly head and plentiful lacing.

Lots of clove in the nose. Mild spiciness with coriander and some pepper. Creamy banana ice cream and some malty sweetness.

Taste follows spice trail but with more booze. Alcohol is assertive with flavors following and preceding. Some nanners and spice, burnt sugar is nice, then warming booze, then warm bread with musty herb.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and warming.

I don't associate Slyfox with Belgian styles....but this was good!

02-16-2012 03:41:49 | More by TheMultiYeast
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-29-2012 18:06:01 | More by brendaniel
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-05-2012 20:31:10 | More by ThePorterSorter
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-30-2011 20:18:49 | More by OneEyedJack
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-27-2013 05:10:44 | More by oriolesfan4
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-25-2013 22:16:42 | More by BeerForMuscle
Ichor from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.