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RATINGS: 192   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.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3665) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Rich molasses, tobacco, and chocolate nose. Black with a thin beige head. Full body. Tobacco and charred oak is dominant, rather dry. Low astringency. A touch of prune and alcohol peeks in briefly. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gvmdw7 (186) - California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Poured pitch black with no head. Smelled of chocolate with a few notes of coffee. Initial taste was like a bite of dark chocolate. The mouthfeel was incredibly creamy. Would go great with some ice cream.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
Black pour, tan head. Chocolatey and black licorice aroma and some minor boozy notes and cocoa in the taste. Very enjoyable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Black with a medium beige nicely lacing head. Aroma is chocolate, light prunes, dates, light coffee, roasted malt, vintage port. Taste is close to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Close to full body, oily/creamy texture, medium carbonation. Soft and warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Black - light brown head. Licorice, fruity, ok hoppy, chocolate, light dusty, oxidation, high malty, chocolate, phenolic notes, coffee notes. A bit plain.......ReRate: Bottle at Nørrebro Parken - thanks Sune. Pitch black - brown head. Licorice. High malty. Dried fruits. Some sweetness. Light boozy. Ok bitterness. Lots of burned malts. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1142) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours black with a nice chocolate head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, liquorice, chocolate, wood, touch of soy sauce and booze. Creamy mouthfeel, good balance of sweet maltiness and bitter roast on the palate, smooth finish with a hint of booze and oak. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, liquorice, soy sauce, hint of wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Botella. A: Roasted malt and chocolate. Good mouthfeel. F. Roasted malt, chocolate, bit coffee, sweet. Good roasty bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dqrk brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty. Phenolic and dark roasted malty. Smooth malty, chocolate and light liqourice. Roasted dark malty and light breadish. Dark malty into a roasted liqourice finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2013
Svart i färgen med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar chokladcockies, havrekakor, nötigt, björnbär och svarta vinbär. Smakar alkoholigt med lakrits, bitter choklad, havrekakor, valnötter, söt fruktton med svarta vinbär och björnbär. Alkoholig avslutning med lakrits.


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