Velvet Fog | Sun King Brewing Company

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4.31/5
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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
sunkingbrewing.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aasher on 03-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
92
pDev:
10.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Stignacious
3.33/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - amber clear color with very slight head and not really any skimming
Smell - dark fruit, plum and fig. Slight sweetness
Taste - sweet candid dark plum
Feel - full body light carb
Overall - fantastic

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JKitchen23
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlang2012
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cfrend
4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This pricey quadruple stands alone at Sun King in my opinion. A rich scent of bourbon and spice gets better as it warms up. I don't care about beer heads. The color is dark red. The flavor is a great balance of bourbon and spices typical of Americanized Belgian style craft beer. The creamy mouth feel is hallmark of this beer, its not too thick or too thin. I shared this beer with a coworker and by the end of the week most folks in the office had all bought out the freezer at Sun King and we were all talking about how great it was. If you find this beer get it. Its a sleeper.

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Photo of carlso_aw
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jho3325
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is probably the weaker part of this overall review. A dark brown/ruby thin color. No head on an aggressive pour. No bubbles streaming up. Just a ring around the edge. Smells of bourbon and vanilla right off the bat. Kind of a coke or Dr Pepper aroma the more you smell. Butterscotch. A fake cherry smell, like toaster strudel. Kind of a ripe banana. Taste is of bourbon right off the bat and cookie dough it reminds me of. Caramel malt. Vanilla chocolate. Dark fruit. Quite a few layers to this taste. Mouthfeel, feels like a soda in the mouth even though you can't see the carbonation. Thinner quality in the mouth. Overall, this is a quality offering from the Kings reserve. Absorbed quite a bit of bourbon into the drink. I've found that a few months really makes the reserve from sun king really shine. Like eating chilli the next day after it was made. Can't wait to have this later too. (Drinking 6 months later and I swear this is like a banana bread. Banana, walnut, chocolate. They could rebrand this.) little more butterscotch this time.

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Photo of osuskin
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It poured out a slightly hazy, dark brown color with a small, head of foamy. It smelled of rich, dark dried fruits - mostly raisin and plum with possibly some cherry. It had a rich malty nose with a touch of spicy Belgian yeast. A delicious blend of rich malt and all those dried fruits - plum, raisin and black cherry. It has a spicy/yeasty kick.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mgavin
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zachpaschal
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfstilling
3.67/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pj27
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Philvillani
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of JamesTerry88
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of bkonk10
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Velvet Fog from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 92 ratings