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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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world-class

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 66
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: aasher on 03-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of mhksuccess
4.46/5  rDev +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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BrewerB
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Velvet Fog from Sun King Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.