Velvet Hammer - Peticolas Brewing Company

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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 274
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 22
Gots: 92 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Peticolas Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 03-03-2012

A tribute to our favorite Brewmaster, Greg Matthews, the Velvet Hammer appears as a dark, ruby reddish-brown ale beneath a sheath of protective off-white foam. It is malt-forward with elements of caramel and the sweetness of light brown sugar, balanced nicely by a combination of floral hops and a noticeable alcohol bite. It's a sturdy brew with a smooth character which belies both an inner strength and a slightly full body, along with a moderate bitterness to round out the taste.
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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 274
Reviews by jkanavel:
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4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Live Oak, and at Caves.

The appearance is very dark red, plum in the middle, with crimson around the edges. Its a little murky because of the deep color.

It smells amazing, leather, mild esters. Not too much hop presence here.

Its pretty complex on the palate. Very malt forward, alcohol, red stone fruits, and plenty of chocolate.

The mouthfeel is rich, thick, creamy head. I wanna try it on nitro.

Overall, this is one of my favorite local brews these days. Big ups. (489 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano. The beer pours a hazy orange-brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of sweet caramel notes with some cherries and dark fruit, as well as a little bit of pine. The flavor is more of the same. I get some pine and orange notes from the hops, as well as some caramel and cherries. The alcohol is definitely present, but doesn’t hinder the drinkability. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (440 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Velvet Hammer from Peticolas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.