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RATINGS: 236   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2603) - 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 (1763) - 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 (2582) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3949) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
750 ml bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma smooth and sweet, coffee, cocoa with a mild acidity. Taste is mildly acidic, coffee and milk chocolate. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22871) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and fruits with notes of coffee and dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of licorice and coffee with notes of hops. Roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20658) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Perfectly black, small brown head. Tar, molasses and grapefruit peels up front. Mid dry with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Heavy with tar, viola, dark chocolate and long salty bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Good with a bit of sweet breakfast taste. Some roast malt and light citrus malt. Very light note of sourness that seems off. Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Tap at DC Beer festival.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1768) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of dark bread, dried honey figs, dark chocolate and cold coffee.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A tan head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting molasses, brown bread, orange marmalade, dark bitter chocolate and licorice.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall: Dark, potent.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-04-11.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (239) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
65 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with little head. Sweet aroma with roasted notes. Rich flavours with coffee and roasted aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (364) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Black with big head. Aroma is very smoothed out roast, some espresso and rich coffee notes... Taste is very mellow, extremely balanced between coffee and chocolate and roasted barley, coffee taking a bit further in with some espresso and licorice like inputs, very nice mouthfeel, quite creamy with a medium to full body.


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