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Velvet Fog - Sun King Brewing Company

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 59
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aasher on 03-08-2012)
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

On Tap

2012 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Paso Robles, CA

Nearly brown in color with ruby, crimson edges and a small khaki colored head.

Very nice, complete aroma of dark fruits, wood, mild bourbon, and some dark bread crusts. Very appropriate for the style, and the bourbon character is a very nice addition.

The flavor is similarly good as the aroma, with the dark fruits, bready malt, a bit of brown sugar and caramel, and hint of bourbon combining for a surprisingly and marvelously flavorful, though balanced, drinkable quad.

Medium in body with moderate carbonation. This is where I judge my quads the hardest, and this one simply doesn't have the airy, ethereal quality like the Belgian masters' versions.

One of the big surprises of the festival for me, and I would have had more, if it wasn't 90 degrees in the non-existent shade the day of the festival.

07-04-2012 21:58:17 | More by ehammond1
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-17-2013 17:12:44 | More by FalconA
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +10.1%

Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Little retention or lacing.

Smells like bourbon and candied fig. Caramel, raisins and other similar fruits on the nose too with a little vanilla. Smells decadant.

Sweet caramel hits the palate first then the darker fruits start to come into play. Typical quad notes of raisin and cherry are present, but I get fig most of all as I did in the nose. Vanilla and some warming bourbon creep in at the backend. Wonderfully complex somewhat akin to a chocolate covered bourbon cherry.

Thick mouthfeel, but never got too syrupy as the bourbon did a good job of keeping the sweet flavors in check. Bourbon is well integrated and is a bit component, not the main feature. Finishes very sticky with just a dash of heat.

Wow I was floored by this. I feel several other Indy breweries have passed up SK recently, but if they start knocking more releases out of the park like this one, they'll be right back on top. Beautifully integrated flavors and just the right amount of bourbon to play nicely with the base quad. Definitely a sipper, but a great one at that.

02-21-2013 20:44:32 | More by jmarsh123
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California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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Indiana

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Indiana

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Indiana

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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aasher

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%

This beer is a Belgian Quad aged in bourbon barrels. It was a very small batch and available at an event at Flatwater as well as the Battle of Belgium at Kahns.

This beer pours a light to medium bodied cherried wood brown with great amber highlights and an off white lacing around the glass. The nose consists of sweet malts, cherries, plenty of oak, vanilla, and a nice amount of bourbon. The nose is phenomenal. The flavors consist of brown sugar, molasses, candied cherry, oak, a good amount of vanilla and features plenty of bourbon with a slight alcohol finish. It has great flavor. This is a really unique beer. It drinks medium in body and has a nice and complex after taste. Overall this beer was great, a phenomenal quad. The barrel aging did wonders for this beer. This is a must try if it's ever released again.

03-08-2012 23:01:00 | More by aasher
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%

A: Pours a dark, reddish brown. 1 Finger head that disappears quickly. Not much lacing on glass or top of the brew.

S: Strong malty whiff. Heavy bourbon scents, toffee notes and dark figgy fruit smells.

T: More caramel than the nose would suggest. Mostly bourbon but its awesome. The dark fruit tastes work well.

M: The creamy, medium-full body is great. Higher carbonation than anticipated but its not terrible.

O: Strong hype, and might not be worth the price, but overall a good beer. Glad I have a second, so that I can let it sit for a few months and see if it changes. Hoping the bourbon mellows out a bit, but overall still a very good brew.

02-03-2013 00:53:48 | More by Justin_Neff
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -53.9%

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krl2112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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indytdmiller

Indiana

4.85/5  rDev +11.8%

I got the opportunity to try this beer at a charity beer tasting event in Indianapolis. to my knowledge, this is only the second time Velvet Fog was released, with the other being the night before at the SK Isis tapping party at Flatwater in Broad Ripple. That being said, I spoke with Sun king's brewer who neither confirmed nor denied Velvet Fog being on the list for a specialty canning run in the near future.

Appearance
I would call this beer a ruby highlighted light brown with a light tan head that did not linger for long.

Aroma
Smelled of vanilla and Bourbon with a hint of cherry. The presence of the Belgian candy sugar was noted and just a touch of floral hop aroma rounded it out.

Taste
Delicious Quad. appropriate to style. Nothing stuck out too much save for the bourbon presence and then a really nice tart cherry finish.

Mouthfeel
I dont remember this beer being particularly heavy, which was a different way to experience a bourbon beer as many are imperial stouts. Lightly carbonated.

Overall
I cannot wait to get more of this beer. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very unique take on a Quad.

03-26-2012 21:35:38 | More by indytdmiller
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Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Indiana

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cfrances33

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%

Can poured into a snifter.

First of all, this looks hilarious in a can. I mean this is a bourbon barrel quad, being poured from a damn twist off can. It looks like an energy drink. Well played Sun King??

Pour: Poured a murky, rusty brown with a half finger of light tan head. Head recedes to a rim and leaves no lacing. Some nice legs.

Smell: A warm bourbon caramel bite up front that evolves into raisins, figs, and overripe cherries. Lots of toffee sweetness. Some vanilla sneaks in on the end. This smells divine.

Taste: Big mellow bourbon and toffee sweetness up front, with more raisins and figs. Lots of sticky caramel, but this isn't no where close to being too sweet. Finishes with smooth bourbon toffee, figs, and a touch of lingering overripe cherry.

Mouthfeel: A bit splashy, but still an excellent sipper. Barely any heat, and I'm very pleased this isn't too sweet. Finishes with a lingering stickyness.

Overall: This was pretty fantastic. Seek out if you can. Well done Sun King.

01-31-2013 21:56:52 | More by cfrances33
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Velvet Fog from Sun King Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.