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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.


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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18963) - 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 (3007) - 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 (1094) - 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 (53) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonTja (93) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1029) - Umeå, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
chocolate, coffee, roasty, fruity, sweet, licorice, alcohol. Slightly transluscent black colour, medium head. Big bite, noticable sweetness, heavy roastiness, alcohol. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, salty, bitter and roasty finish. Enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (1807) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
Flaska från Sb. En lite örtig och kryddig IS som inte riktigt når ända fram. Kaffe, choklad, lakrits, aningen hårdrostad och kryddig kärvhet. Saknar lite fyllighet, rundhet och smakerna lyfter inte riktigt. Helt okej men inte mer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
triximonk (16) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
A lot of julmust, both in nose and taste. Pours black and a bit oily. A nice bitterness and hints of coffee beans, dried wood and liqouric.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ConnyPetersson (65) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Mörk svart färg och oljig. Tjockt skum som stannar. Lätt smak av kanel och rostad kaffe. Mjuk lakrits som avslutning.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (1896) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, bread, licorice, straw, chocolate, ash and dried fruit. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, chocolate and husk astringency. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a weirdly powdery mouthfeel. A bit astringent and weird. Too bad when the aroma’s OK.


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