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Velvet Glove - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

299 Ratings
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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 29
Gots: 51 | 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:
Beer added by: Sideswipe on 01-15-2011

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of n2185
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: lots of roasted malts with sweet cocoa notes. Some peat and char notes toward the finish.

T: lots of roasted malts with semi-sweet chocolate, smoke, chqr, and peat. The finish is slightly bitter with no alcohol burn.

M: thick body with medium carbonation, this beer isn't creamy, but is nicely carbonated.

O: a decent stout overall, though it doesn't stand out from the crowd much.

Photo of bhir
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of rprinz22
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of somnus
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of msarver16
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jhimstedt
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of PatrickSwayze
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pitch black in color with a deep dark tan head that disappeared besides the edges.

S: nice deep roasted notes mixed with dark raisins and figs.

T: not to roasty but a pretty good chocolate and raisins that linger on the back of the tongue.

M: Mot to thick and not to bold for the style. I think a new comer to Imperial Stouts would enjoy starting out in this.

O: Very solid Imperial Stout.

Photo of Merkur
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Yard House in San Diego.

Beer pours a nice dar brown with a thin amount of lighter brown head.

Beer smells of dark, roasty chocolate.

Beer tastes much like the smell. Very roasty and a bit bitter. Notes of coffee and chocolate.

A bit syrupy and thick, but not too bad.

Very solid imperial stout.

Photo of ineva
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mdfb79 for sharing this bottle. Served in a wine glass.

Pours a fairly-dark brown color with a good off-white to tan head and a cap and collar. The nose has some roast and chocolate along with a bit of coffee and vanilla. Flavor has a nice coffee and roast balance with a touch of coffee. Medium-full body with good carbonation. An enjoyable brew.

Photo of mdfb79
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 01/08/12 notes. Thanks to Nugganooch for this one; thanks Dane! 750ml bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color with two inches of very dark tan head and moderate carbonation. Looks like a great stout.

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet dark fruits, rich sweet chocolate, and some light coffee.

t - Tastes of of roasted malts, coffee, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and sweet dark fruits. More vanilla than the nose, a step up for me.

m - Thick, full body and moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth; a great body.

o - Overall a very nice stout. Looks great and a grat mouthfeel. Some nice vanilla in the taste as well. Much better than the Resistance by Iron Fist; would like to have again.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan.

The beer appears a near black shade with a lasting beige cap. The aroma offers dark fruit, roast, chocolate, respectively. The flavor follows suit, with prominent dark fruit and some roasted malt. Silky smooth and palate coating. Overall, a very pleasant and drinkable imperial stout. I would definitely have this again. Recommended.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of hawkmage
3/5  rDev -23.7%

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

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

Essentially black in color with a brownish head. A strong scent of vanilla and chocolate. A bit of coffee and quite a strong roasted malt note. Some sweet graham cracker notes in the background. Intensely chocolatey on the flavor, almost like milk chocolate. Quite a bit of cocoa powder, some vanilla, and a nice combination of graham cracker and coffee. The roast sort of comes through on the finish. Medium in. Key with a smooth carbonation.

Photo of yourefragile
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle shared with a few friends.

Black body with a couple fingers of beige head. Very nice lacing and retention. Roast coffee, dark fruit, raisin, oatmeal, dark chocolate on the aroma. Mild flavor that tends to be a little sweet like a milk stout, with roast coffee and dark chocolate notes. Light smoke and oat as well. Silky, full body with light carbonation. Surprised; really enjoyed this though nothing wow about it.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of peacehammer
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Brew-ligion.

thick black. Very smooth mouthfeel. Some roasty notes. Not a ton of chocolate or coffee notes. Maybe some cocoa on the finish. Espresso aroma becomes more apparent as the beer warms. Overall a very easy to drink beer that I recommend for stout fans. The 9% is well hidden.

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of fergster75
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Velvet Glove from Iron Fist Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.