RateBeer
overall
97
66
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
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 (151) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
750ml bottle, dark brown color, with a thick bubbly tan head, with a mild mocha, chocolate, chocolate cake dough, brownie nose, with some light cappuccino, chocolate pudding, mild chocolate baking bar notes, and some light roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt, chocolate praline, chocolate pie, chocolate chip cookie dough accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, nice dark bitter chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, fruity yeasty, mocha, cappuccino, faint spicy licorice, brownie, burnt fruitcake character, with some soft chocolate liquor, faint roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, subtle black coffee flavours, leading towards a warming smooth, chocolate cake dough, chocolate praline, burnt fruitcake, black coffee, brownie, faint dark bitter chocolate baking bar, lingering mochaish, roasted bitterness finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
shared at a tasting. pretty decent stout, definitely better than i thought it was going to be.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (1955) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle: Black colour, Brown big head. Aroma has coffee, dark chocolate , spicy, fruity, cacaobeens, Flavor had a smouth, coffee, dark choclate, raisins mouth feeling ,medium body, and a long dry coffee/dark choclate finish. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Bottled at Haket, Göteborg, on August 16, 2014. During "big bottle share Saturday".
Black color, some dark brown hints. Dark brown head. Sweet, roasted, alcohol, grainy scent. Sweet, spicy, alcohol, roasted, chocolate taste. Cocoa, roasted aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to fizzy, still mellow, mouthfeel. Medium high bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1016) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Velvet indeed! Not the prettiest of pours but the aroma is delicious! No head to speak of but the roasted & boozy aroma is a delight! Taste is licorice, coffee, & booze. Easy on the palate & makes u want more & more!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (201) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
750ml bottle from Systembolaget Passagen

Cola black colour with a big dark brown head. Roasty aroma. Flavour of chocolate, a bit ash and coffee. Soft rich mouth-feel. Easy to drink. Very good and simple.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (120) - Östersund, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Fruktig, kakaotät arom. Inslag av kavring, lakrits och mörkt rostad malt. Varken stor eller komplex arom men mycket välbalanserad och trevlig. Helt svart brygd och ett tämligen stort skum med lång halveringstid och finfina rester. Smaken är kraftigt rostad och rejält besk. Salt lakrits, och kaffe är dominerande, vilket är något förvånande med tanke på doftpaletten. Men visst, där finns även en giva kakao som gör sig påmind. Otroligt sammetslen kropp med elegant fyllighet. Gör verkligen skäl för namnet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1375) - SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Pours black with low off white head Aromas of tarmac, soy, dark malts, dark fruits, cigarettes Palate sweet with wee bit abrupt low bitter ending Taste has dark berries, pepper, hints of chocolate and vanilla

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1558) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted and coffee. Flavour is roasted, medium bitter, coffee and hints of dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bygers (776) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle 0,75l. Pours black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate and roast coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, rich milk chocolate and roast coffee Very nice and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 21


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50