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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lawger (109) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Pours black with a finger and a half of chocolate milk head. Complex nose with morels, pumpernickel bread, a hint of dark chocolate and roasted malts. The palate is medium+ bodied and nicely balanced. Not the most powerful, but pleasantly complex and subtle for an Imp. Stout. The finish is long and has a pleasant bitterness on roasted malt notes. Not a blockbuster, but very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a small brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, alcohol, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, coffee, liquorice, vanilla, roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2767) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours blackish dark brown with a big frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet and malty with roasted malts, rye bread, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, salty liquorice candy, hay, burnt cereal and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, moist soil, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, rye bread, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, black pepper corns, leather and hay, Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly roasted astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, rye bread, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, black pepper corns, smoke and hay. Solid imp stout…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, espresso, earthy, dark chocolate, tar, licorice, soot, vanilla, biscuit, cocoa powder. Roasted coffee flavor, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, espresso, vanilla, licorice, earthy, smoked, leather, some barnyard notes. Heavy interesting imp...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (270) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Strong chocolate aroma. Pours deep black with a tan head. Taste is a little bland, bitter coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nivekkcul (13) - - JUL 12, 2014
Had a very nice aroma. The taste on the palate was very good .Really complex for Stout very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (667) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
750 ml - pours black with mocha head . Dark fruit and espresso aromas . Taste is espresso and sweet cocoa . Palate is silky smooth , pretty good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Systemet in Nørrebroparken. Pours an opaque black with a small beige head. Sweet and bitter aromas of caramel, corn and roasted malts towards the end. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish with hints of corn.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHult (243) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Flaska från @msbrindbergs , fanks mate! Svart med stort beige skum. Doftar mörk choklad. Smakar välrostad malt och mörk choklad, inte så mycket kaffe. God!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (328) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Flaska från SB delad med my main man MrHult. Kolsvart dunkel vätska med ett bra brunt skum. Doftar choklad, kaffe och rostat. Fin sötma men inte så kraftig beska. En fin söt eftersmak. Tycker att typ alla stouts är lika, men gott absolut! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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