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Velvet Glove - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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88
very good

294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
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:
Beer added by: Sideswipe on 01-15-2011

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of PatrickSwayze
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
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
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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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
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of jdmandel
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Ultraman9000
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Murrhey
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had in a taster at the Bruery Provisions in Orange. Poured in a 2 oz tulip glass.

A- Thin tan head. Spotty lacing. Black as night.

S- Coffee, chocolate, caramel, roast malts, and booze.

T- Sweet, roast malts, dark as hell. Wine sort of finish from the booze.

M- Thick, almost syrupy. Finishes surprisingly clean. Little linger.

O- Yum! The smell was strong, but the taste was ideal for the type.

Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid black with brown hues around the edge. Nice brown head on this one.

The smell consists of raisins, chocolate, and a little alcohol. There are a decent amount of dark fruits coming through.

The taste is mellow chocolate on the front as it glides down with its thick silky mouth feel. But when the back hits, HOT DAMN! Big chocolate notes. Almost a fudge aftertaste.

This is an awesome beer an while it isn't one of those big bitter roasty Stouts (which we have enough of already), it hits the style hard and does it well.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Velvet Glove from Iron Fist Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.