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Ichor - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 14
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 02-18-2003

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.
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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 86
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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a: Clear dark chestnut; pours with a thick fizzy head.

s: Lots of cherries, some kind of artificial sweetner, and flowery booze. Not very Quad like.

t: Very sweet overall but not all that malty. Raisins and cherries are there but kind of syrupy. That artificial from the smell is here too. Lots of sugar but lacks any Belgian yeat character.

m: Gentle fizzy carbonation and a syrupy body.

o: Too sweet and pretty far off-style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 25.4oz bottle a cola-ish brown with a 2 finger head. I cant see much in the way of carbonation in the darkness. Aroma is surprisingly faint ( or is it my allergies?) but I catch a hint of bread & dark fruit. 1st sip is of dark cherries, plums, and a hint of caramel. It's quite sweet & malty even after 2 months of aging. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly, but there is not as much carbonation as one would expect. Overall, this is a pretty solid quadrupel, a quite suitable offering on National Beer Day!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It came down to this or Incubus, Chose Ichor strictly based on the style of the beer. I enjoy Quad's quite a bit so I wanted to give this one a shot. The beer poured out as a traditional brown color with a cream colored head on top. The retention wasn't too bad here but there wasn't any lacing at all. The smell of the beer was bready and fruity, there were also some aromas of caramel in there too. The taste of the beer has a sweet start to it that gives off flavors that coinside with the nose of the beer. The finishing flavors remind me of bubblegum. The mouthfeel is well carbonated and gives the beer is a decent dry finish. Overall it's not a terrible Quad and I'm thankful for that. It is probably one of the better Slyfox beers on the market.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep red color, almost brown with one finger of foamy off-white head that remains throughout most of the beer.

The scent is of sweet fruit, some grapes, cherry, and notes of peach, sweet sugar, and caramel malt.

The taste is of dark and sweet fruits, cherry is apparent, sweet sugar, and notes of caramel.

Full body, smooth and kind of a syrupy texture, low to moderate carbonation.

This was an average Quad, the syrupy texture was too unpleasant to make this enjoyable.

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Ichor from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.