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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
junon (429) - 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 (2881) - 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 (727) - 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 (2181) - 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 (3610) - 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 (4818) - 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 (2668) - 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 (2633) - 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 (1830) - 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 (2808) - 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


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