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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (520) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
750ml bottle from Systembolaget Passagen

Cola black colour with a big dark brown head. Roasty aroma. Flavour of chocolate, a bit ash and coffee. Soft rich mouth-feel. Easy to drink. Very good and simple.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (226) - Östersund, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Fruktig, kakaotät arom. Inslag av kavring, lakrits och mörkt rostad malt. Varken stor eller komplex arom men mycket välbalanserad och trevlig. Helt svart brygd och ett tämligen stort skum med lång halveringstid och finfina rester. Smaken är kraftigt rostad och rejält besk. Salt lakrits, och kaffe är dominerande, vilket är något förvånande med tanke på doftpaletten. Men visst, där finns även en giva kakao som gör sig påmind. Otroligt sammetslen kropp med elegant fyllighet. Gör verkligen skäl för namnet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2619) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Pours black with low off white head Aromas of tarmac, soy, dark malts, dark fruits, cigarettes Palate sweet with wee bit abrupt low bitter ending Taste has dark berries, pepper, hints of chocolate and vanilla

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1950) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted and coffee. Flavour is roasted, medium bitter, coffee and hints of dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bygers (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle 0,75l. 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lawger (267) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Pours black with a finger and a half of chocolate milk head. Complex nose with morels, pumpernickel bread, a hint of dark chocolate and roasted malts. The palate is medium+ bodied and nicely balanced. Not the most powerful, but pleasantly complex and subtle for an Imp. Stout. The finish is long and has a pleasant bitterness on roasted malt notes. Not a blockbuster, but very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6597) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a small brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, alcohol, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, coffee, liquorice, vanilla, roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4466) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours blackish dark brown with a big frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet and malty with roasted malts, rye bread, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, salty liquorice candy, hay, burnt cereal and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, moist soil, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, rye bread, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, black pepper corns, leather and hay, Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly roasted astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, rye bread, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, black pepper corns, smoke and hay. Solid imp stout…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17912) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, espresso, earthy, dark chocolate, tar, licorice, soot, vanilla, biscuit, cocoa powder. Roasted coffee flavor, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, espresso, vanilla, licorice, earthy, smoked, leather, some barnyard notes. Heavy interesting imp...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (362) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Strong chocolate aroma. Pours deep black with a tan head. Taste is a little bland, bitter coffee.


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