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RATINGS: 219   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (875) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
Pours black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate and roast coffee.Flavors of roasted malts, rich milk chocolate and roast coffee Very nice and smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stevo1298 (19) - Taber, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Very Dark beer, great aftertaste. Can have tastes of smoke, and light nutty flavour as well. <<<sounds nice eh? lol. Enjoyed the beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (143) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Draft. Very dark color. Carbonation is pretty light. Very nice roasty aroma. Full bodied, a little sweetness. Molasses in the flavor. Alcohol is evident in the aftertaste. Very nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4179) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a medium creamy light beige head. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, mild alcohol, licorice, hints of leather and espresso. Taste is chocolate, coffee, grains, dark malts, licorice and hints of alcohol and ashes. Full body, medium to high carbonation. Fair enough imperial stout; kinda "common" but still tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (889) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
750ml bottle. Brown body with a large tan head. Roasted malt, lcorice, hops and dark sugar. //Rated via Beer Buddy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3694) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, earthy hops, plums, and dates. Flavor is rich chocolate, roast, strong bitterness, and faint dark fruit sweetness; dark chocolate bitterness through the finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
junon (422) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Exceedingly good. Only short fall would be the nose. Hides alcohol content very well. Wouldn’t hurt to be a tad more bitter.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Inbreak (2339) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
17.05.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of sour-ish fruity, sour coffee, sour dark fruits, grass, alcohol, paint, hay, heather, harsh roasted grain. Taste is kind of harsh grassy, sour coffee, harsh grass, dark malts, hay, alcohol, harsh roasted grain, burnt caramel, ashtray, cocoa. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea, drain pour...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (469) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, mocha head. Aromas of chocolate malt and a little soy sauce. Creamy chocolate and light coffee in the flavour, a little meaty. Average mouthfeel. Pretty good imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1585) - 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.


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