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RATINGS: 200   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head, Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, licorice, light metallic. Taste is medium sweet, with a light bitter and swett chocolate earthy finish. Smooth medium bodied and soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2673) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to Spence. Pours out black topped with a brown head. Nose is lots of roast chocolate and coffee. Taste is as the nose with a nice roast and a good coffee touch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
750ml capped bottle pours black in color with a huge brown head with good retention that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit and roasted grains. Taste is a dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and coffee bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation providing a pleasant sensation on the palate. A silky smooth easy drinking imperial stout. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2105) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
@Basunen: lite diskret doft men en stor tydlig smak av kaffe. Len och mjuk munnkänsla mer en lång trevlig eftersmak. Inte på topp men ganska bra. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2486) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottled
Eye: Black with a mid-sized, brown head.
Nose: Malt, some smoke, viols, licorice.
Mouth: Smooth.
Tongue: Toasted malt, licorice, chocolate, hoppy and bitter finish.
Brain: Well balanced and pleasant. I like the hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Pours black with a low mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, muscovado sugar, honey. Taste is chocolate, honey, muscovado sugar, vanilla. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with low carbonation. Aftertaste is chocolate and some sugary sweetness. Quite good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1955) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Pours black with medium tall tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, slightly roasty. Taste is big, sweet, roasty with coffee and chocolate finish. Body is medium to rich with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
750 ml bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma smooth and sweet, coffee, cocoa with a mild acidity. Taste is mildly acidic, coffee and milk chocolate. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and fruits with notes of coffee and dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of licorice and coffee with notes of hops. Roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Perfectly black, small brown head. Tar, molasses and grapefruit peels up front. Mid dry with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Heavy with tar, viola, dark chocolate and long salty bitterness.


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