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Velvet Fog - Sun King Brewing Company

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Velvet FogVelvet Fog

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BA SCORE
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70 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-27-2013 06:10:19 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -14%

06-27-2013 06:05:46 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Velvet Fog was poured from the can into a snifter, appearing a murky brown color with a modest mocha head hugging the rim of the glass. The aroma smells of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, and a hint of sweet berries. Before I describe the taste, I must state that the taste is really good. The initial taste is incredibly smooth and warming. Notes included in the taste were dark cherries, sweet malts, dry apple, and an amaretto hints. As the taste melts, it is a but warming smooth brandy like note. My one real disappointment comes in the fact that I do not think this one is as thick as it should be. It runs a little too thin in a manner that is uncharacteristic for the style. This is still a very good beer.

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 01:23:12 | More by JohnnyHopps
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iwantmorehops

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-05-2013 16:50:48 | More by iwantmorehops
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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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eyeenjoybeer

Seychelles

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-08-2013 00:48:22 | More by bookerandy
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-02-2013 04:42:41 | More by spycow
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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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tsauce2

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-12-2013 21:35:32 | More by tsauce2
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AstronautMikeDexter

Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-03-2013 22:18:17 | More by AstronautMikeDexter
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

03-30-2013 23:32:28 | More by thebouch01
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-20-2013 22:24:55 | More by emottram
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very bubbly caramel colored head formed. It quickly dissipated. Left with a black cherry colored liquid with some visible carbonation. Just enough light cuts through that I can see the bottom of the snifter.

The nose is full of ripe cherries. The alcohol in the nose is reminiscent of spiced rum. There's also a sort of dark fruit or vegetable note.

There's a little alcohol felt at the start along with dark cherries and tobacco. Finishes dry with a delicious lingering vanilla, butterscotch and toffee flavor.

The feel is heavy with little carbonation.

Sun King has created a winning flavor profile that makes this Quad stand out. The nose is attractive and inviting. The taste is deliciously complex and the barrel aging contributed, as opposed to dominated. This brew would be perfect if it had heavier carbonation. Regardless, this is one you should experience.

Serving type: can

03-11-2013 03:10:25 | More by TotallyHosed
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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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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-02-2013 19:01:37 | More by mdaschaf
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: can

02-21-2013 20:44:32 | More by jmarsh123
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krl2112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

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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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-09-2013 23:43:52 | More by Tittles
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jeremiahoden

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

02-07-2013 13:05:29 | More by jeremiahoden
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DrippingI

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Served: 1 pint can poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Thin head with a dark ruby/brown body.

Aroma: Elegant bourbon notes, dark fruits like raisins and figs, caramel, sweet maltiness.

Flavor: Raisins, figs, cherries, brown sugar, a little vanilla, and quite a bit of bourbon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full/full body with moderate-high carbonation.

Overall: Such an appropriate name for a beer. Each sip goes down like a velvet carpet caressing my taste buds through a mysterious empty fog. The bourbon character is subtle enough to not be overbearing, yet powerful enough to be noticed (and basked in). Lovely.

Serving type: can

02-06-2013 17:13:49 | More by DrippingI
Velvet Fog from Sun King Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.