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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (75) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
65 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with little head. Sweet aroma with roasted notes. Rich flavours with coffee and roasted aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonTja (221) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Black with big head. Aroma is very smoothed out roast, some espresso and rich coffee notes... Taste is very mellow, extremely balanced between coffee and chocolate and roasted barley, coffee taking a bit further in with some espresso and licorice like inputs, very nice mouthfeel, quite creamy with a medium to full body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1088) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
chocolate, coffee, roasty, fruity, sweet, licorice, alcohol. Slightly transluscent black colour, medium head. Big bite, noticable sweetness, heavy roastiness, alcohol. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, salty, bitter and roasty finish. Enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (1979) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
Flaska från Sb. En lite örtig och kryddig IS som inte riktigt når ända fram. Kaffe, choklad, lakrits, aningen hårdrostad och kryddig kärvhet. Saknar lite fyllighet, rundhet och smakerna lyfter inte riktigt. Helt okej men inte mer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
triximonk (29) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
A lot of julmust, both in nose and taste. Pours black and a bit oily. A nice bitterness and hints of coffee beans, dried wood and liqouric.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ConnyPetersson (71) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Mörk svart färg och oljig. Tjockt skum som stannar. Lätt smak av kanel och rostad kaffe. Mjuk lakrits som avslutning.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, bread, licorice, straw, chocolate, ash and dried fruit. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, chocolate and husk astringency. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a weirdly powdery mouthfeel. A bit astringent and weird. Too bad when the aroma’s OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle pour opaque black with quickly diminishing tan head. Nose more sweet notes than roasted. Some dark fruit, sweet malt, and licorice. Taste sweet notes up front then the roasted flavor. Some coffee. Late palate bitter and hint of alcohol. Roasty finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chribban (160) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Almoust black liquid with a three finger high, brownbeige, fluffy head.

Nose: Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, smoke, ash, oak, rubber and roasted malt.

Taste: Smooth, really smooth taste! For an Imperial Stout - almoust a little bit waterish. Coffe, dry cocoa, smoked ham, ash, dark fruit, soy sauce and molasses.
Where have I’ve sensed this before? Yep! It makes me thining about Alaskan Smoked Porter! I get the same notes here!

Mouthfeel: A rich texture and well enbedded carbonation with almoust no alcohol taste. Really well hidden! Oily, smooth, complex and still very easy drinking!

I like this! But then I really like Alaskan Smoked Porter also...

Today I only bought two bottles - I’m going to get more of this lovely beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (758) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Tap. Dark pour with a mocha head. Caramel and coffee. Slight bitterness. Good


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