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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1350) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, vanilla, herbs, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, molasses, bread, herbs and coffee. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
This is pretty good: Considerable roast, chocolate, and some burnt notes. Not top-tier in category, but respectable.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Big and long lasting brown head. Big chocolate and cappuccino aroma. Chocolate taste with a fine sweetness and medium bitterness. Not so big body for a imp stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6690) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget. Bought a few years ago. Black with a small, beige head. Vinous chocolate in the aroma. Sweet flavour with chocolate and salty liquorice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3530) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle at home. I don’t usually comment on appearance, but this beer looks gorgeous with its black colour and thick brown head. The aroma consists of dark roasted malt, chocolate, black coffee, espresso, some dark fruity notes. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a moderate roasty hoppy bittersweet finish. Body is thick and full. Wow, lovely rich and thick Imperial Stout, I’d love to drink this one again!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown body with a tanned head. Coffee aroma with toast, chocolate and light booze. Taste of chodolate, licorice, marzipan and roasted malt. Sweetness balanced with a robust bitterness.Lasting malty roasted finish. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2015
Pitch black color. Lots of dark fruit roasted malt and molasses. Tons of roasted malt but not too acidic and somewhat sweet malty backbone. Fairly decent but imperial stout is a crowded area and this ain’t at the top

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2646) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Thanks Dresden! Pours black and pretty thick with dark head. Aromas of tootsie rolls, dark fruit, and black coffee with sugar. Flavours are anise, dark fruit, burnt malts, coffee. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1889) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Mocha, vanilla, coffee, dark fruit, dry, light hoppy bitterness. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
22/VIII/15 - 37.5cl bottle @ 6de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2015-1112)

Clear dark brown beer, small beige creamy head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, caramel, vanilla, coffee, dried fruits, alcohol, bourbon note? MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: dry start, mocha, coffee, bit of caramel, bitter hops, liquorish. Aftertaste: bitter hops, dry, coffee, cocoa powder.


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