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Velvet Glove - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 29
Gots: 54 | 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

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Beer added by: Sideswipe on 01-15-2011

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Ratings: 303 | Reviews: 100
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3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerslinger1
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hawaii_brewer
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one surprised me. I was not expecting the chocolate followed by the coffee taste. It was an amazing stout. One of my favorites now.

Photo of pmoney
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leinie13
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CA_Jim
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really smooth, sweet on the nose and tongue, medium-heavy mouthfeel. Complex. Rye malts on the nose.

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Proclarush
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kow22
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slongie
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HawkFalco
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maseitz
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of schad
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

375ml bottle served in a Spiegelau stout glass.

Pours a cocoa black color, deep mocha head.

Aroma is strong chocolate malt with hints of espresso.

Taste is very rich chocolate with a hint of coffee and alcohol. Very smooth. Finishes with black licorice.

Overall a smooth imperial stout.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of bubseymour
2.2/5  rDev -44%

I let this beer age in my cellar for about 6 months. Something was really off with this beer. A sourness in there. Maybe infected? Not sure, but it was one of the worst imperial stouts I've ever had. No woder it was way cheaper than most other options (I think I paid $6.99 for a big bottle). I had about 4 oz tops and had to drainpour the rest.

Photo of HalfFull
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 poured into a New Belgium globe glass. The Velvet Glove pours a deep black with a slightly bubbly mocha cap of foam. Black even in the light, the cap is a bit short lived but resurrects itself with a quick spin.

Nose is rich through the foam, becoming a bit more still as the cap settles between agitation. Some dark chocolate and bit of roast as well as a still darkness and a faint hint of ethanol.

Taste follows with similar light roast and coffee notes and maybe a hint of deep cherry on the close. Pleasant coarseness on the finish rounds out the flavor profile. Overall a decent offering yet nothing exceptional, though does get more complex with warming, yet only to a degree. Solid yet 'simple' in a way.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Velvet Glove from Iron Fist Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.