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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4008) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
Sample at Systembolaget tasting. Somewhat boozy smell, some herbs and chocolate. Some roasted notes in the taste, toasted bread mixed with chocolate and coffee. There is something else there, a spice or something from the yeast? A bit herbal and undefined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark black body under a small fizzy dark brown head. Zero light penetration. The nose is really roasty and slightly burnt with some nice chocolate undertones and a minimal touch of alcohol. The flavor is pretty balanced between the roast notes and the chocolate notes. Really well hidden alcohol in this one, this doesnít even give a hint that itís 9%. Finishes with a lingering cocoa note and some light coffee. Medium bodied, a little clingy, soft gentle carbonation. Pretty nice beer, the name is quite fitting. The taste is indeed like velvet, but I think the fist part will arrive after I down 25oz of this 9% bad boy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of roasted dry malt notes with nice rich chocolates notes with a side of molasses. Taste is a very nice balance mxi between some roasted malt notes with some dry notes which are offset by creamy chocolates notes with medium sweetness notes of green molasses. Body is full with nice creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and probably one of my favorite beer from Iron Fist.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cwooldridge (17) - - JAN 3, 2014
Had this on nitro at iron fist brewery. Iíve had both tap and bottle and this itís way more velvet glove on nitro. Pours black with a deep brown/tan frothy head. Very smooth coffee aroma with hints of chocolate on the nose and an unbelievably smooth chocolate coffee flavor for taste with a enduring chocolate flavor on the back end. One of my go to stouts when Iím in or around Vista California.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Black with a beautifully perfect rich creamy dark brown head. A chocolate and coffee aroma that carries through with a nice touch of sweetness at the finish. Smooth and creamy. A nice imperial oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Extremely smooth stout that tastes of rich chocolate and expresso that hides the 9% ABV. A excellent beer to sip on in great company!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - DEC 25, 2013
750ml bottle picked up at Texas Liquors in Carlsbad
Pours black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate and roast coffee.Flavors of roasted malts, rich milk chocolate and roast coffee
Very nice and smooth. The name fits the beer, Velvet smooth!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours velvety ink black with a fine, mocha sheet. Smells cocoa, leather, hints of resin hops, dark nougat, some figs, raisin. Nice nose. Flavor carries the earthy, oily flavors of leather and good amounts of dark chocolate, raisins, graham, soil, wood and some bitterness. Full bodied with light, fine carb and a semi dry finish. Good beer, worth drinking if youíre in the area, but not something I would seek out strongly. A good sub for me in my neck of the woods is a year old Ten FIDY. Serving type: bottle 09-14-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1553) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Very smooth stout. No sweetness. Strong coffee notes. Ends in a roastiness. Surprisingly thin; even more surprising is that this aids drinkability. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1279) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pours nearly pitch black with a rocky one finger khaki head with some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, bakers coco, espresso, and some licorice. Taste is roasted malts, espresso, bakers coco, licorice, molasses, dark fruits, and some light anise. Has a medium-full body with a slightly creamy, slick, oily mouthfeel and a slightly dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice imp. stout that remind me of Stone RIS but just lighter.

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