Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18th, 2017 - Velvet [G]Love Sessions

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing a Velvet Glove Imperial Oatmeal Stout from Iron Fist Brewing Company and compilation album "Love Sessions" by Ike And Tina Turner!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Ike And Tina Turner
  • Title: "Love Sessions"
  • Recorded: 1960 through 1975
  • Release date: 2003
  • Record company: Madacy Records
  • Production: Ike Turner
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Ike Turner (guitar and backing vocals) and Tina Turner (vocals)
  • Musical style: R&B, soul, blues, funk, rock
  • Sound: Powerfully soulful with an intense groove and Tina's unforgettable and sexually-charged vocals, this is an album that makes you wanna move!
  • Major themes: Love, loss, heartbreak, regret, passion, lust, sex, the blues,
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Never Been To Spain"
  2. "Sugar Sugar"
  3. "If You Want It"
  4. "Mississippi Rolling Stone"
  5. "Bold Soul Sister"
  6. "You Got Me Running"
  7. "I've Been Loving You Too Long"
  8. "Honest I Do"
  9. "You're Up To Something"
  10. "Living For The City"
  11. "Golden Empire"
  12. "I Know (You Don't Want Me No More)"
  13. "You're Still My Baby"
  14. "Let's Get It On"
  15. "Raise Your Hand"
  16. "I'm Looking For My Wind"
  17. "Rockin' And Rollin'"
  18. "Too Much Man For One Woman"
  19. "Five Long Years"
  20. "Bootsie Whitelaw"
  21. "Dust My Broom"
  22. "The Hunter"
  23. "Shake A Hand"
  24. "Mean Old World"
  25. "3:00 In The Morning Blues"
  26. "Reconsider Baby"
  27. "I'm A Motherless Child"
  28. "Chicken"
  29. "Tina's Prayer"
  30. "Push"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Velvet Glove
  • Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout
  • Serving: 25 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 9.0%
  • IBUs: 45
  • Pour: The Velvet Glove pours an opaque ink black with a creamy, 1-finger, mocha head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate spider web lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is earthy, chocolaty, rich, and malty.  There are aromas of fresh roasted coffee beans, cocoa, oats, burnt toffee, tobacco, vanilla bean, and roasted malts.
  • Taste: The taste is bold roasted coffee, malts, and chocolate.  There are notes of chocolaty espresso, bitter baker's chocolate, black licorice, creamy oats, vanilla, marshmallow, and rich malts.
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Velvet Glove is exceptionally smooth, creamy, and well, velvety with a very dry finish.

Overall pairing: The Iron Fist's Velvet Glove is an wonderfully dark, rich, and complex brew... perfect for the soulful depth and passion of Tina Turner's amazing vocals, and Ike's wonderful grooves!  Just crack open a bottle of the Velvet Glove, breath in those aromas, and crank up "I've Been Loving You Too Long"... unworldly man, unworldly!!


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