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RATINGS: 266   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.


Sathorael's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aromas of rich dark fruits. Plum, raisin, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is much of the same with a little spice, nutmeg and coffee. Finish is sweet with a little touch of bitter chocolate. Good flavors, but feels a little off balance.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Toast on nitro creamy. Malty Carmel and burnt grain. Thick head that reduces. Nice head on nitro. Lots of lacing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2016
What a riot. Pours deep brown with deep tan head that clings and clings. Coffee aroma. Bitter coffee up front. Hints of chocolate. Some malt sweetness in there too. Bitter mocha finish

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (535) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle pour at home, black pour thin head. Big rosted aroma, flavor is bold, coffee and some chocolate. Some bite, but overall pretty smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eloimv (91) - - FEB 6, 2016
Un mélange exquis de saveur avec une robe et un arome Magnifique - originalité et efficacité

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1742) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Rich chocolate and moderate coffee blending well with a viscous oatmeal finish and nice dryness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, vanilla, herbs, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, molasses, bread, herbs and coffee. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1051) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
This is pretty good: Considerable roast, chocolate, and some burnt notes. Not top-tier in category, but respectable.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2187) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Big and long lasting brown head. Big chocolate and cappuccino aroma. Chocolate taste with a fine sweetness and medium bitterness. Not so big body for a imp stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget. Bought a few years ago. Black with a small, beige head. Vinous chocolate in the aroma. Sweet flavour with chocolate and salty liquorice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3245) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle at home. I don’t usually comment on appearance, but this beer looks gorgeous with its black colour and thick brown head. The aroma consists of dark roasted malt, chocolate, black coffee, espresso, some dark fruity notes. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a moderate roasty hoppy bittersweet finish. Body is thick and full. Wow, lovely rich and thick Imperial Stout, I’d love to drink this one again!


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