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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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An Abbot style Quadruple brewed with German Pils and Roast malts and Belgian Candi Sugar, hopped with German Tradition hops. Luscious and seductive, Ichor is brewed for both the body and the soul. This beer will improve with careful aging but is ready to drink now.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Winey-grape aroma, a deep amber with no head. Definite quad characteristics with a winey-alcohol finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2591) - GERMANY - DEC 13, 2014
Something unattractive about the brown color and low scumy head. Alcohol comes through in the nose and taste. Flavors of figs and brown sugar. Very sweet and unbalanced so. Not a bad beer but I’m not going to seek this out again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2499) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pitch black color, small head. Chocolate roasted light nose. Figs and dates taste. A bit sweet. Goes by quick. Thin bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1874) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped. Clear dark brown with small light brown head. Aroma is dark candy sugar, medium body, medium carbonation, and small bubble lacing. Taste is sweet dark candy sugar and some dark fruit. Serve with some cheese and very good for an American quad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (973) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
750 ml bottle, pours deep red brown with a foamy off white head, Aroma has bicuity malt and caramel, candy sugar, cherry, mince pie, rasin. The body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is average. Finish is sweet, alcohol is well hidden. A nice quad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
[Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry] Pours a deep orange-amber with a spare diminishing bubbly off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel malt, dark fruit, a touch of alcohol and yeast. delicious flavour of dark fruit, caramel malt, brown sugar, yeast and light hops. Medium bodied. I really liked this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (543) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: June 17, 2014... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... OCCASION: year in public education #15--done!...APPEARANCE: intimidating dark black body that sports a thin white head that settles quickly--a white on black spectacle... AROMA: toffee and peat malt dominate the nostrils; fruity yeasts--peach, pear, apple--provide a floral balance... PALATE: active, warm, full-bodied--worth sipping of 10% ABV; like a strong ale in texture, but a bit buttery too... TASTE: complex fruit--plum, black currants, and banana--with clove cigarettes and milk stout properties--a demanding,, playful experience... OVERALLL: the kitchen sink seems thrown in here, with a serious backbone that rewards the drinker with hear and flavor--a big beer that could be brought out for big occasions....

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3523) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2014
750 ml bottle purchased @ the brew pub on my visit awhile back. Color is a deep brown with ruby highlights, not much penetration of light. Fizzy head that lingered until the end. Aroma is sugar with prune juice.

Flavor is cloying sweet. Caramelized sugar, Molasses, candy syrup, sugar dipped raisins and maybe a hint of yeast underneath all this sugar. Texture is sticky and syrupy medium body, leaning on the thin side. On the positive side no alcohol from time it mellowed in the cellar. Overall I like Sly Fox, so this is not a reflection on their brewery but this brew will not stand up to any other in the style. Way to sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1827) - - MAY 21, 2014
From BA review on 3-2-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Pours a deep-deep red nearly brown color. There was a thin white head upon serving which faded to give a moderate level of lacing. While not bad the lacing was less then would be expected for a quad. Smell – Dark fruits of cherry and plum are mixed in with some more bready aromas. A yeasty and slightly tropical sweet aroma make their presence known but are still quite light in comparison to the dark fruits. At the end of the aroma enters some alcohol smell, while not overpowering it is definitely present. Taste – The dark fruits in the nose are the first to be tasted. Plums and cherries are most pronounced, but there is also some raisin and apple mixed in as well. These sweeter fruit flavors are next paired with some more yeasty and malty flavors, with a nice does of banana mixed into the taste. There is a good level of alcohol flavor that then comes into play brining the taste to the end. While not huge, the alcohol is a bit on the stronger side. While it is warming, it is just a bit too much at the end. Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is rather moderate to slightly above average. While not bad, it is a tad shy of what would be desired for a quadruple. The carbonation is right, but the body is just a bit too thin for the style. Overall – The beer has some really nice attributes, such as nice strong fruit and malt flavors and aromas, but the weaker body and the stronger alcohol presence keep it from being really good. Not bad, but not really great either.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle, caged and corked. Deep, dark and surly. This carries a thick character of dark fruit, drinks like liquid raisin and bourbon, and is exceptionally easy to quaff, all things considered. Very well assembled, a nice balance of many classical points. (#5516, 5/16/2014)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pour is a dark red with a small white head. Aroma is molasses and candi sugar. Flavor is brown sugar and dark fruit with molasses and a bit of roasted nuts. Finish is candi sugar sweet with a nice raison after taste. Maybe a bit thin for a quad but plenty flavor full and the alcohol is hidden well.


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