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RATINGS: 188   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Has a smooth, innocuous mouthfeel coupled with a lingering aftertaste of anise, caramel and chocolate. It’s a decent session beer that has a starless black complexion and a dense nose. Not great, not bad.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nivekkcul (8) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Had a very nice aroma. The taste on the palate was very good .Really complex for Stout very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
750 ml - pours black with mocha head . Dark fruit and espresso aromas . Taste is espresso and sweet cocoa . Palate is silky smooth , pretty good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Systemet in Nørrebroparken. Pours an opaque black with a small beige head. Sweet and bitter aromas of caramel, corn and roasted malts towards the end. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish with hints of corn.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHult (159) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Flaska från @msbrindbergs , fanks mate! Svart med stort beige skum. Doftar mörk choklad. Smakar välrostad malt och mörk choklad, inte så mycket kaffe. God!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (211) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Flaska från SB delad med my main man MrHult. Kolsvart dunkel vätska med ett bra brunt skum. Doftar choklad, kaffe och rostat. Fin sötma men inte så kraftig beska. En fin söt eftersmak. Tycker att typ alla stouts är lika, men gott absolut! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11113) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, bought @Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours deep black with a medium, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, light roasted, mild cocoa, soft licorice. Medium to low carbonation, fine creamy and velvety mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, roasted, very bitter cocoa. Lovely elegance. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
A god Imperial Stout overall with a solid licorice and espresso based roasted malt. The pour is a purely dark black mess with a high viscosity and a thin tan head that dissapates instantly. The nose has big robust malt notes as well as heavy espresso and liciorce tones. A bit sweet and smooth in the mid palate with a heavy robust roast based bitterness on the finish. Overall a good beer but lacks the baance between sweetness and rosated bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2014 On tap... Keg is marked as being filled September 30 (hopefully 2013?). Black color. Minimal bubbly ring of brown head around the edge that is indicative of an under carbonated keg. And yes, it is under carbonated. Tastes nearly flat, if not flat. Medium to bigger body. Smooth texture, good chewiness, light dry finish. Aside from the lack of the carbonation, this tastes and feels very good, just a shame that it’s undercarbed. Great roast, espresso, dark chocolate. Hint of spice. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Light hint of the alcohol. Solid, tasty imperial stout. Sad that it’s under carbed though. Would re-rate with a better example. 8/2/8/3/15

Update rate, 7/9/14: Retapped the keg. Tasting better now. Head is still minimal, just kind of bubbly. Still light carbonation, but doesn’t taste flawed. Light spicy bite at the end, and big bitter taste, little bit of warmth. Pretty good, assertive flavorful imperial stout, though. Little smoke. Dark chocolate, light spice. 8/3/7/3/16 [scores updated]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zekada (47) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. A complex smell of liquorice, chocolates, raisins and espresso coffee. Pours a solid black with a rich dark brown head. The taste is as good and as complex as the aroma. A richness in body and a well preformed mix in tastes makes it very enjoyable. However it lacks a bit of the creaminess which is common and so desirable in imperial stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
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.


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