Velvet Glove | Iron Fist Brewing Company

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very good
347 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company
California, United States
ironfistbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
You know the expression, "A Velvet Glove and an Iron Fist"? It was coined to refer to a regime that used a soft exterior to hide its punishingly unforgiving nature. This seems an apt description for our Velvet Glove. Its placid appearance and unparalleled smoothness hide the truth; this is one fiendishly strong stout. Rich, chocolaty espresso dominates the flavor profile, with a velvety smooth texture that will haunt your senses.

Added by Sideswipe on 01-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
347
Reviews:
101
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
69
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 347 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of JsBeers
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of killcore
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbc5
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A solid double stout, tasted better as it warmed up a bit too!

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snipercharlie
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.94/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this so smooth had on draft Hugh coffee and chocolate notes

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

Photo of blues_fever
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the beginning of my craft scene and didnt like it, had a couple years later and it was delicious!

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Photo of sneth019
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Solid stout drinks pretty well nothing outstanding but it's solid

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Photo of Asics
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
3.02/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is just pedestrian stuff. Totally meh. Don't waste your time.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
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.

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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

Velvet Glove from Iron Fist Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 347 ratings.
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