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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2016
This one needs to warm up to let the richness of the malts to mellow out the slightly unpleasant bitterness up front. When cold, the other flavors are muted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Rating #2123 - 2015.10.12 - Bottle from Cellar (2014). Big bubbly black pour with a tan head that bubbles/oozes slowly. Aroma is heavy roast malt, coffee grounds, chalk, caramel,mild vanilla. Taste is roast malt toffee sweetness, and a bold roasty bitterness, medium-heavy alcohol character, but well tempered with the luxurious toffee sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2016
9/4/16. Bomber. Black pour under a really nice tan head, great lacing. Looks good! Wonderful aroma, creamy, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, touches of caramel and dark fruits. Great flavor, mixed chocolates, enough dryness and dark malt bitterness to balance, lingering ashy aspects, touches of dark fruits and just barely a metallic touch. Smooth, slick mouthfeel with good carbonation. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and some alcohol. Flavor is thick with the coffee, chocolate, and molasses. Finishes with some alcohol warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2458) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4105) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2321) - 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (663) - 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.

   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

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