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RATINGS: 268   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2334) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2016
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some coffee notes - Good malt body that has some roasted malt notes and some bitterness from roasted malt and ho hints - The good malt goes into a long finish - This was rela good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3986) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2016
bottle @ Belmont Party Supply / Dayton OH --- Aroma of roasted malt. Opaque black color, brown head, big waves of lace. Taste is big, smooth roasted malt that quickly adds black coffee and bitter chocolate. All flows to a long ending with light carbonation. This is strong enough to defy some of the "velvet" the tag line describes. Light alcohol deep in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2280) - 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 (599) - 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 (1814) - 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 (1334) - 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 (1061) - 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 (2369) - 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.


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