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Peticolas Velvet Hammer
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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. Its 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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Hoppy nose with some caramel. Medium amber with a little bit of cloudiness, Taste is spicy with caramel, not overly hoppy at first but the hops build quite a bit with this beer. Its bitter finish is as much alcohol as hops. I think Id like this beer much much more if the abv was less aggressive. Good stuff.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Tap - lightly hazy dark copper - full-bodied with a fairly round and creamy texture in the mouth - flavor is initially sweet, with notes of brown sugar, toffee, a touch of raisin - a fairly strong bitterness arrives late, along with woody hop flavors (cedar, pine) - finish is a little hot, but otherwise a decent offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a hazy amber with a yellowish brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has sweet grains, a touch of resin, caramel and a bit of cookie. Flavor has sweet grains and resin with a bit of caramel coming through in the finish.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
iLLa (3) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
really flavorful. Carmel flavored slighly. Hint of chocholate, not overwhelming at all. Kinda like a perfect amount to make it not taste stouty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
At HG supply co with Patrick and Justin. Pours dark red bronze. Aroma is fruity fig, earthy hops. Taste is sharp full bodied boozy nutty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3504) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Hazy amber with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, and light pine. Taste is of spicy hops, florals, brown sugar, and toffee.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebrymanosu (38) - - DEC 31, 2013
This beer amazes me every time. Great aroma hops. Great bittering and off set by great malty sweetness. I consider this a great alternative to arrogant bastard.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2041) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Draft - Sweet candy floss. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Orange, booze and caramel. Rich and liqueur like. Exactly as described.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at Oak St. Pub in Denton TX Review from notes: A - Dark reddish brown with ruby hues on the edges, hazy with a small sudsy cap. Good lacing. S - Strong caramel malt, tangy dark fruit, earthy hops, pine mostly. T - Follows the nose with dark caramel malt, fruity alcohol, the fruit is generic and hard to pick out, earthy rugged flavors, pine/herbal hops. Finishes semi-dry with some alcohol and pine. M - Medium full body, medium carbonation, alcohol shows up a bit, sweet semi-dry finish. A malty strong ale the has enough hops to balance it out. Plenty of alcohol showing but works well with all components. Glad I had a chance to try this. Serving type: on-tap 11-10-2013

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Tap at LUCK. Pours a clear ruby color with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet, big caramel and more sweet notes. Flavor is dry, sweet with a big tingle over the palate. Dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KamGoPro (35) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Very strong and thick imperial red. Very bitter and boldly full of strong abv flavor.


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