Velvet Fog | Sun King Brewing Company

Velvet FogVelvet Fog
BA SCORE
4.32/5
90 Ratings
Velvet FogVelvet Fog
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by aasher on 03-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
90
pDev:
10.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Photo of jmarsh123
4.75/5  rDev +10%
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 -1.6%

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
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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4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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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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