Velvet Glove - Iron Fist Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
3.64/5 rDev -7.6%
I read a few reviews before trying this, and have to say I expected a little more, but can't say I was very surprised by the things I noticed.
A: black with thin edge head, seeming a little light on carbonation
S: probably the most surprising part versus reviews. I get very little overall, but I do get some sweet coffee and molasses, maybe some licorice.
T: first few sips (when a not cold), I mostly got molasses tastes. As it warmed I got more flavors, vanilla and that coffee from the nose. The transition to the end brings a little alcohol burn, bringing about the licorice notes I noticed in smell.
M: as others have stated, a bit watery for a stout
O: initial impressions before it warmed were lukewarm. They improved as the beer came to temperature. Still, overall I think it's at best an just-better-than-okay version of the style.
07-28-2014 23:25:26 | More by cjgiant
3.86/5 rDev -2%
A viciously dark pour, with a rocky mocha head capping the liquid; a smattering of lace is left behind
Smell: Sweetened chocolate with some roast, coffee and pipe tobacco tones
Taste: Sweetened chocolate overwhelms the palate, bringing the "velvet" before the "fist" though the roast, coffee and ash tones build into the mid-palate; perhaps there is a bit of raisin in the mix but the sweetness is so dominant that it makes it hard to discern any other flavors
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and velvety smooth; moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet
Overall: My bottle has a year, maybe two, of age on it and, given the sweetness, I would recommend that others drink it fresher so as to preserve the balance from the hops
07-05-2014 20:46:15 | More by brentk56
Velvet Glove from Iron Fist Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.