Velvet Fog | Sun King Brewing Company

Velvet FogVelvet Fog
90 Ratings
Velvet FogVelvet Fog

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

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.

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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 15
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2/5  rDev -53.7%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
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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4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Velvet Fog from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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