Velvet Glove - Iron Fist Brewing Company
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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
4.65/5 rDev +18%
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
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
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
Velvet Glove from Iron Fist Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.