Ichor - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.69/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
01-14-2013 15:39:49 | More by Knapp85
3.28/5 rDev -14.8%
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.
12-07-2012 14:32:08 | More by BeerCon5
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
A: a medium brown with a hint of red, having excellent clarity an number of fine floaters. The head is a long lasting thin cap, off-white leave some light lacing on the glass.
S: Dark cherries and dried fruit dominate with a light touch of chocolate and malt sweetness. There is a Christmas like spice aroma going that's mostly clove and ginger. A soft perfumey alcohol note.
T: A rich, sweet malty beer with moderate fruit flavors of dark cherries and some dried fruit. There is a moderately-low bitterness and a very light spicy hop flavor. The balance is moderately sweet with alcohol. The finish is sweet with an aftertaste of malty sweetness and cherries.
M: Medium-full bodied with a moderately-high level of carbonation. There is a good amount of warmth and moderately-high creaminess.
O: A good after dinner beer that is like sugar glazed cherries, prunes and raisins. It borders on being cloying, which I not my favorite but it's a solid beer with nice belgian character.
10-19-2012 00:20:24 | More by MadScientist
4.23/5 rDev +9.9%
Sweet, bubbly, tasty.
I have had this sitting around for a bit and decided to open it tonight.
A- decent head' nice lacing
S- smells like candy ...probably more sweet malt
T- sweet. Very nice, no hops, I can't taste the alcohol at all. Very well hidden by this big beer.
M-real nice, not too syrupy.
Overall a very nice beer I dig it and would by it again.
10-13-2012 03:52:26 | More by Hex92
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
SMELL: The initial waft reminds me of fresh ground coffee beans in a coffee shop. Just like the appearance there's an incredible contrast of sweet and savory. A lot of spiced orange peel and sweet raisins. Despite all the sweet, there's depth there, too. A heftiness, a weight to it. The aroma's not very potent, so maybe a notch off for that.
TASTE: Ohh, the taste is pungent! Tangy! A surge of sugar. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Decadent and almost too sweet. The faintest/briefest alcohol hit towards the end, but otherwise finishes well. I think I enjoyed the aroma more than the flavor.
06-09-2012 22:41:33 | More by weazal
3.63/5 rDev -5.7%
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a very dark caramel with hint of backlighting coming through at the edges. 1-2 inch light tan bubbly head. Good retention.
S: Wonderfully fresh aroma of Belgian yeast and spice, German pils, and candi sugar. Very nice and very interesting...the German pils is a nice twist. Dark dried fruit and citrus (esp orange) comes through with warming.
T: A bit muddled...in turns butterscotch, candi sugar, German pils, Belgian spice, and dark dried fruit. Doesn't mesh very well. I'm less a fan of the German pils now.
M: Medium body (lighter than the ABV would suggest). Sweet and smooth. Hint of spice. Not as deep or complex as would be expected for style.
D: OK drinkability. An interesting take on a quad, but the result is not stellar.
05-31-2012 02:50:24 | More by mwilbur
3.48/5 rDev -9.6%
750ml served into an Orval Chalice.
A - Pours a red cola brown with ruby highlights. 1 finger of frothy khaki head forms a creamy micro-bubbled cap that never vanishes. Great looking beer.
S - Vinous fruit, grapes, cocoa, peaches, caramel malt, raw brown sugar, cherries, Christmas cake, banana taffy comes out as it warms.
T - Prunes, dates, green figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, candy syrup, slight oxidation, raw brown sugar, unripe banana, a tartness plays on the edges of the tongue, licorice comes out on the aftertaste.
M - Moderate carbonation keeps this from being full bodied.
This beer has a raw sweetness that is seems to cry for more shelf time. It seems to lack the melding or layering of flavors of a complex Quad. I will save my other bottle for December because this beer just reminds me of Christmas time.
04-01-2012 21:01:06 | More by StaveHooks
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
From tasting notes... Poured 750 ml bottle into CBS snifter. Served at recommended temperature.
A) This is a dark brown, nearly black. I poured a bit aggressively, which led to a little over 2 fingers of off white head. The head dissipated quickly. Not much lacing.
S) Roasted malt and yeast. Dark fruits, kind of like burnt raisin. There's some spice in there too. A touch of chocolate. Alcohol is also detected.
T) Fairly close to the nose, but I just enjoyed the aroma a bit more than the flavor. This isn't just all sweetness, as far as flavor. There was a little hop bitterness on the backend. I found it quite earthy/woody. Some alcohol warmth as well.
M) The body seemed medium to me, with carbonation that seemed comparable to other quads I've had. I'd say it's pretty smooth and slightly coating.
O) I don't work quads into my beer rotation nearly as frequently as several other styles, but I do know which quads I've enjoyed immensely. This does not fall into that category. That said, it is pretty good, and is worth a try.
03-25-2012 13:02:22 | More by RoamingGnome
3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
Pours a hazy brown, with some redish coloration to it.
Nose is bready and biscuity with some acidic aromas and some of the alcohol coming through
Taste: Some very sweet malts, banana, biscuit, toffee notes and definitely a little alcohol. I find it lacking in the spicy tangy notes department
Mouthfeel: Creamy and slick, full bodied, warming.
Overall a good beer, lacks a few characteristics for the style, definitely worth trying.
03-11-2012 14:03:56 | More by Imsothirsty
Ichor from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.