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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1008) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4257) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2015
Pitch black color. Lots of dark fruit roasted malt and molasses. Tons of roasted malt but not too acidic and somewhat sweet malty backbone. Fairly decent but imperial stout is a crowded area and this ain’t at the top

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2424) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Thanks Dresden! Pours black and pretty thick with dark head. Aromas of tootsie rolls, dark fruit, and black coffee with sugar. Flavours are anise, dark fruit, burnt malts, coffee. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1239) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Mocha, vanilla, coffee, dark fruit, dry, light hoppy bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6690) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
22/VIII/15 - 37.5cl bottle @ 6de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2015-1112)

Clear dark brown beer, small beige creamy head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, caramel, vanilla, coffee, dried fruits, alcohol, bourbon note? MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: dry start, mocha, coffee, bit of caramel, bitter hops, liquorish. Aftertaste: bitter hops, dry, coffee, cocoa powder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (11679) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2015
Sampled @ Gents Bierfestival 2015 Das Bier ist schwarz und hat eine mittelgroße bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Schokolade, Vanille, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack schokoladig, erdig, Vanille, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (4113) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
Black with creamy head. Lots of bittersweet roasted malts. Light coffee and cocoa. Really smooth and silky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3548) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2015
At GBF. Californian stout with coarse, light beige head and near black colour. Lush imperial stout aroma of black chocolate, coffee grounds, ’natural’ iron, bayleaf, raisins; thick onset, dried plums, smooth and oily, filling body, touch dried banana, deep maltiness, chocolatey with a roasted touch, pleasant and accessible, creamy. Nice but a bit stereotypical.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4081) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malts, vanilla. Bitter flavour, chocolate and caramel. Finish caramel, bitter coffee.
(from taster glass @ Gents Bier Festival 2015)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5919) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
(Thx! for sharing) Sampled bottled @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Black, deep mocha head. Nose is soy sauce, licorice, big roast, big sweetness underneath it, coco puffs sweetness. Taste is herbal bittern spices, licorices, blueberry jam, big sugar, light roast. Licorice & a bit grainy body. Good but not aligned with personal preferences.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8688) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
Deep dark beige head over black beer. Alcoholic (rum?)-like nose over classic burnt/roasted notes; some vanilla, wood, some fruit (nectarine?). Vanilla, spirit, bit milky/diary, and mildly roasted notes. Finish is more burnt. Well-bodied, slick to oily, alcoholheat. Far from bad, and the name fits.

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