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Velvet Glove - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

264 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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rhino54

California

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-27-2011 19:44:29 | More by rhino54
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.9%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.9%

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ineva

California

5/5  rDev +26.9%

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TLieu


4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

12-05-2012 10:26:10 | More by TLieu
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PriorDoubleDark

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

09-01-2013 17:46:54 | More by PriorDoubleDark
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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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djaeon

California

4.7/5  rDev +19.3%

Looks completely black/opaque, but the thin head gives it a bit of a super-dark brown appearance. Little head retention or lacing. Smells of dark roasted malt & chocolate with a hint of coffee. The velvet name is apt, as it feels like liquid velvet in the mouth. The aromas carry through nicely in the flavor. I don't really pick up the mealy hints that I associate with an oatmeal stout, but I think with a little tweaking and a higher ABV, this would turn into a great IRS. And this would be a great candidate for bourbon barrel aging.

I've tried two Iron Fist brews so far, and I can't wait to try more. Right now they are so new that they're a shooting star. I hope they hit the Earth and make a crater for themselves.

02-12-2011 22:07:36 | More by djaeon
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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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DM1293

California

4.65/5  rDev +18%

My word.

Appearance - Poured an incredibly dark coloration, with a thin but lasting head. Hardly any light could pierce this dark concoction.

Smell - Lovely notes of chocolate and coffee, with the typical malty roast accompanying it. Smelled delicious.

Taste - Personally? I'd rate this a touch higher but this feels like an interpretation spot. I asked others who were trying this beer alongside me, and some said it should be less carbonated, I felt like it should be a little more carbonated, to bring the flavors a little more liveliness.

Whats here however is still really dang tasty. Really good chocolately-sweet taste, coffee and roasted malts in the body to bring a little bitterness in and round it out. REALLY balanced, and the finish isn't bitter at all.

Mouthfeel - Nice and creamy. Even without that little extra carbonation, the mouthfeel is grand.

Overall - It blows every other stout I've had so far away. I asked about the price, and around here it clocks in at $12 bucks. The price of admission to try this is high; but I'm extremely curious how this would play off of a nitro tap now.

In my opinion, still worth every penny of that $12, and makes me curious how their other stuff holds up too...

04-14-2012 18:27:20 | More by DM1293
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jdmandel

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-26-2011 10:51:38 | More by jdmandel
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KevT

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-13-2013 02:59:06 | More by KevT
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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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imagese

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

On tap @ brewery. Listed as an "Imperial Oatmeal Stout". Also purchased a bottle to age

A- jet black. the faintest creamy coffee colored head left nice lacing

S- dark fruit, coffee, and bitter chocolate

T- killer taste that follows the nose. Simple, to the point, and very nicely executed

M- medium body. Velvety smooth... Chocolate and fruit sweetness linger on the palate nicely

D- drinks like a much smaller beer. So smooth and awesome.

02-11-2011 04:04:54 | More by imagese
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-27-2012 23:46:11 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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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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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-10-2013 23:28:34 | More by Lynn
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BillHem

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-13-2012 11:21:34 | More by BillHem
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TerryBunch

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-24-2013 00:47:37 | More by TerryBunch
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OCHoundNBrewGrrl

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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jsmith6051

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.47/5  rDev +13.5%

Glad to see another new brewery comin up and makin awesome beers.

Pours a super dark black. Thin tan head dissipated to thin ring. No lacing.

Aroma is nice and roasty and caramely. Maybe a bit of sweetened coffee.

Taste is good. Nice and roasty. Bit if caramel sweetness. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than i would expect but the finish feels nice. It's the initial mouthfeel.

Overall a tasty brew. Can't wait to see what they come up with in the future. Hopefully they barrel aged some of this stuff.

03-25-2011 04:46:45 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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Velvet Glove from Iron Fist Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.