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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2014
On tap at Yardhouse San Diego. Pours very dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is roasty with slight malt. Flavor is roasty no malt backbone at all. Very thin body. Watery. Disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Runningonempty (14) - cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
I love the way this pours: deep dark and very opaque. There’s a black-strap molasses aroma once the rich brown bubbly head gives way a bit. The head from a second swirling has a much darker richer tone (once the initial head already faded). Its got a big velvety mouth-feel (as promised) and a beautifully complex palate of espresso, chocolate, roasty malt. I love this. it reminds me of the really thick part of monkey bread from the bottom of a dutch oven.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niksko (506) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Nose is raisins, coffee, caramel. Flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, cinnamon, raisins. Not too heavy for 9%. Pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says. Kind of smokey. And boozy. Very big. But it is very nice complex. Big black she gives a 4.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Dark brown. Thick head. Has a sweet character, a slightly burnt and with a weird fruitiness. It’s simple, a bit flabby, tarry and with just a touch of booze late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1290) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle to tulip Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, hay, toasted malt, and brown sugar. Dark black, with a 2 cm frothy head that reduces to 1/2 cm fairly quickly. Taste is blackberry, chocolate, coffee, and toasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8104) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle - Bittersweet chocolate, roast malts and some cocoa. Jet black with a rich creamy brown head. Molasses, bittersweet chocolate and a silky roast finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"nice full feel. a little weird sweetness in the flavor and quite complex...good mix of hops, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, molasses. a little rough around the edges, but nice. would do well with age, or barreling. on tap, their best, but lacking for the style."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3641) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
Large tan head dark pour aromas smooth coffee dark fruit liquorice dark chocolate the flavours liquorice rich coffee medium bitter dried fruit ash red wine note not strong tastes but are prevalent well mixed malt and hop flavours more like a Christmas ale in taste in intensity the finish best tastes malt sweetness lasting bitter fruit taste okay imperial

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3212) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
750ml bottle, dark brown color, with a thick bubbly tan head, with a mild mocha, chocolate, chocolate cake dough, brownie nose, with some light cappuccino, chocolate pudding, mild chocolate baking bar notes, and some light roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt, chocolate praline, chocolate pie, chocolate chip cookie dough accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, nice dark bitter chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, fruity yeasty, mocha, cappuccino, faint spicy licorice, brownie, burnt fruitcake character, with some soft chocolate liquor, faint roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, subtle black coffee flavours, leading towards a warming smooth, chocolate cake dough, chocolate praline, burnt fruitcake, black coffee, brownie, faint dark bitter chocolate baking bar, lingering mochaish, roasted bitterness finish.

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