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Velvet Fog - Sun King Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 54
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-09-2014 02:45:18 | More by zrab11
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-16-2013 19:37:55 | More by eyeenjoybeer
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-18-2013 03:18:20 | More by robwestcott
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Klif

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-18-2013 00:32:01 | More by Klif
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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-26-2013 02:22:27 | More by zestar
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-18-2013 19:53:34 | More by Boilerfood
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-02-2013 01:15:32 | More by Shoo65
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smithj2154

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-04-2013 15:39:34 | More by smithj2154
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xip

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-02-2013 06:01:55 | More by xip
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-23-2014 00:34:12 | More by Kyrojack
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CummingsK21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-09-2013 05:52:06 | More by CummingsK21
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Jschmelz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-27-2013 23:32:18 | More by Jschmelz
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

01-31-2013 21:56:52 | More by cfrances33
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BrewerB

Florida

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Kudos to Al for sending this beer back in March '13. I've been slacking on my BA reviews of late and I know you like to see a little writeup about the beers you send my way. That said, here we go…

Pouring this into a sweet Upland tulip glass courtesy of Al. It's a rich brown in color with great clarity. Foam formation was loose, fizzy, medium tan. Reminded me of a quick poured cola into an ice filled glass. Barely any head remained after about 10 seconds. Slight initial spiciness in the aroma takes a quick turn to cherry/raisin fruitiness along with a fair dose of some sweeter caramel notes. Raisiny/prune like fruit in the initial sips yield to a caramel covered chocolate on the finish. Sweet on the back end but not cloyingly so. There's another fruit popping up in the middle, cherry perhaps? Dark sugar combined with the raisins remind me of a delicious oatmeal addition. Also noticing some vanilla as the beer continues to warm. Light/medium-light in body with modest carbonation. Definite warming sensation from the very well masked 10% ABV.

Overall this is a deceptively smooth, well-crafted Belgian quad. Impressive depth of flavor and well masked strength keep me coming back for more sips.

Serving type: can

04-30-2013 01:30:50 | More by BrewerB
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mhksuccess

California

4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a FFF teku glass
it pours a dark reddish brown or this could be due to the lighting in the room
there was very little head
smell was sweet and heavy of dark cherries
first taste is the same as the aroma you get those fruity tones and heavy cherry
followed by the sweetness of the belgium yeast
it is very smooth easily drinkable consider the abv and would not mind trying again
overall it is a pretty decent beer and for the style I would say it is in the upper level of a quad

Serving type: can

05-23-2013 14:45:42 | More by mhksuccess
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ehammond1


4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 21:58:17 | More by ehammond1
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Massachusetts

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-09-2014 15:21:57 | More by bkonk10
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-20-2013 23:44:16 | More by krl2112
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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-20-2013 22:24:55 | More by emottram
Velvet Fog from Sun King Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.