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Velvet Glove - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 29
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sideswipe on 01-15-2011)
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jaramilr

California

4.68/5  rDev +18.8%

08-31-2014 23:15:40 | More by jaramilr
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masterofsparks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.9%

08-31-2014 20:29:09 | More by masterofsparks
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%

08-27-2014 00:11:24 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Jenebauer

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-26-2014 21:52:25 | More by Jenebauer
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-12-2014 18:19:46 | More by wrightst
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-10-2014 05:19:57 | More by Mikus
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-10-2014 01:36:38 | More by 2dogbrew
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GreenMind

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-09-2014 14:40:06 | More by GreenMind
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DRouth

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-30-2014 02:34:45 | More by DRouth
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cjgiant

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
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Bonsall_Phil

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-27-2014 14:12:50 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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GeoChase90

California

3/5  rDev -23.9%

07-25-2014 19:03:42 | More by GeoChase90
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Idrankitall

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-25-2014 06:35:00 | More by Idrankitall
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retry4z

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-19-2014 21:36:53 | More by retry4z
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Bwagner1122

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-19-2014 05:37:45 | More by Bwagner1122
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SidDuffman

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-14-2014 14:31:30 | More by SidDuffman
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-08-2014 19:14:51 | More by mkirkland80
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-08-2014 04:09:57 | More by carlmoberg
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brentk56

North Carolina

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
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heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-04-2014 01:38:33 | More by heysuz
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cwreay90

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-01-2014 21:45:16 | More by cwreay90
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madtrixter787

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-30-2014 17:01:26 | More by madtrixter787
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Jeysun23

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

06-16-2014 01:45:40 | More by Jeysun23
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Boone757

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-14-2014 23:27:40 | More by Boone757
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hbchrisg

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-08-2014 16:22:27 | More by hbchrisg
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Velvet Glove from Iron Fist Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.