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RATINGS: 161   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sathorael (146) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aromas of rich dark fruits. Plum, raisin, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is much of the same with a little spice, nutmeg and coffee. Finish is sweet with a little touch of bitter chocolate. Good flavors, but feels a little off balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle @ home.... from trade with ThoreauLikeGrl.... It pours black with a medium tan head.....The aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, espresso, and some vanilla notes...... The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits like raisins and some nice alcohol warming flavors.....nice

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (300) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Has a smooth, innocuous mouthfeel coupled with a lingering aftertaste of anise, caramel and chocolate. It’s a decent session beer that has a starless black complexion and a dense nose. Not great, not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan. The beer appears a near black shade with a lasting beige cap. The aroma offers dark fruit, roast, chocolate, respectively. The flavor follows suit, with prominent dark fruit and some roasted malt. Silky smooth and palate coating. Overall, a very pleasant and drinkable imperial stout. I would definitely have this again. Recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-09-2012

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours black with a dark tan head. Big chocolate aroma, sweet malts, vanilla and a hint of oak. Sweet flavors, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla and roasty malt. Disappointing mouth feel, very light, light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (9653) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
bottled. black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma: roast, caramel, sweetness, vague coffee, spice. flavour: roast, coffee, herbs, sweetness, caramel. Medium to full bodied. ends coffeeish and roasted bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours an opaque black with a vague orangey tint and a dense and frothy light brown head. Rustic, roasty nose. Medium body, sweet chocolate, somewhat rustic and "old" and slightly unclean. Malty bitter finish. 250213

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Aroma of raisins, dates, licorice and cocoa. Deep black with a moderate tan foam top. Full, rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, fudge and molasses. Very thick and rich. Overall, this is a heavy beer with over the top richness and tons of malt. I’d give this a B+ rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, chocolate, alcohol, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish. Thanks pinball for sharing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chawkfan (27) - USA - JAN 26, 2013
Very nice stout. The espresso was prevalent in the taste. Went back for more at the beer fest where I sampled it.


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