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Velvet Glove - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

256 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 29
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-15-2013 01:28:08 | More by Sparky44
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-15-2013 01:18:26 | More by qcbrewer
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-11-2013 02:35:33 | More by tbeq00
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-06-2013 04:00:57 | More by speedvagen
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Zorro

California

3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black colored ale with a very small brown colored head.

Smells smells of patent malt and berries with a little chocolate and caramel. Slight sour scent and a slight milk scent.

Starts out fairly sweet with a charred grain after taste. Bittersweet with a clear taste of milk sugar. medium bitterness but the lactose really softens the taste. the one thing I don't taste is berry. Chocolate and caramel but not really coffee.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall a tasty easy to drink beer. What it lacks in complexity it makes up for with smooth and pleasant flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 02:39:28 | More by Zorro
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New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-30-2013 19:07:37 | More by MarkJBurch
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California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-27-2013 04:23:46 | More by Reappropriated
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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-26-2013 09:00:22 | More by toomuchhops
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-26-2013 03:31:29 | More by ZEB89
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oberon

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a thinner but well sustained lighter mocha colored head atop,full on dark fruits and French roast coffee in the nose,the dark fruit notes have a brandy dipped element to them.Flavors of bitter chocolate and raisins,the alcohol provides sweetness that goes well with the chocolate flavors,alot of dark fruit and alcohol in the finish.It's big and somewhat alcoholic but the sweetness stays in check,big in the dark fruit department.

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.9%

11-23-2013 05:31:54 | More by akttr
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-19-2013 04:27:13 | More by shredder83
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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-19-2013 01:42:03 | More by cosmic-ray
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Pennsylvania

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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, oatmeal, dark bread, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, toffee, oatmeal, coffee, dark bread, light char, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, oatmeal, dark bread, light raisin, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 05:42:18 | More by superspak
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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is rich black, with a chocolate brown head that fades into a very sticky lacing.

Nose is sweet malt, caramel, and dark chocolate. Mildly roasted.

Taste is very sweet, with espresso, milk chocolate, and applewood. Alcohol flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. Balanced, drinkable. Medium carbonation. Alcohol provides a nice backing. The alcohol and bitterness are almost puckering.

Overall, this is a phenomenally bold, well-balanced stout.

Serving type: bottle

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Velvet Glove from Iron Fist Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.