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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Originally brewed for the brewer’s wife, a dedicated Stout lover. She requested a dark, rich Stout that she could not see her hand on the other side of the glass. It was to be made full-bodied, with chocolate tones and a creamy finish. And as she is married to a brewer… plenty of hops! At 6.9% ABV, this beer delivered. To pay homage to the Southern roots of Oskar Blues, our buddy Jonny Barber and the smooth character of this beer, we chose to name it the Velvet Elvis. He even made an appearance in the brewery several weeks ago for the brewing of this beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
24th February 2015
Brewdog Shepherd Bush. Keg. Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is finely minerally crisp and semi dry. Smooth dark malts, very light touch of roast bitterness. Mild malt cream and very light citrus. Little spicy hop. Finishes with a carbonated nip. Standard stuff but tidy.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2416) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Keg at Brewdog. Black, small thick foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is vegetal - cabbage, a bit farty, crisps. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is card, soft molasses, no real bitterness, quite watery and underflavoured. Average at best. (2.95)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3452) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Keg at BD Shepherd’s Bush tap takeover, London. It pours a deep brown color with ruby edges and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa powder, red currants tartness in the finish. Taste is medium sweet, lightly roasty, with notes of toffee, biscuit, vanilla, dark chocolate, lactose. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok stout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theothermatt (257) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
On tap @ Tasty Weasel. Dark pour. Oats, chocolate, and molasses on the nose. Very smooth, hints of cocoa with a slight bit of roasted coffee. Fantastical drinkable oatmeal stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schwarzbart (68) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
On tap, it had a mahogany black color and no lace. Aroma of cocoa and vanilla. Medium body and smooth on the palate. Tastes of light roast, vanilla notes, faint tobacco, oats, cocoa and light coffee. More on the oatmeal/sweet stout side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (773) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pleasant. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is light tobacco and licorice. Medium body, smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gad905 (197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Keg at BD ShepBush. Black, smallish tan head that fades to a ring. Nose of roast malt, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar. Tastes moderate sweet burnt sugar, muscovado, vanilla, bitter roast, dark chocolate, hop character too. Medium full body, creamy slick mouthfeel, medium carb, roast and bitter finish. Unspectacular in a way, but actually very solid and satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7887) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Keg at BD Shep B. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is bitter-sweet, icing sugar, chocolate powder, rich roast, earth, candied fruits and light coffee grounds. The taste is bitter-sweet, rich roast, chocolate, varnish, burnt toffee, eccles cake, raisin, lactose, icing sugar, cola and light coffee with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Nice balance and drinkability. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush for the Denver tap takeover. Aroma is nutty charcoal praline, milky roast, sweet lactose sugars. Flavour is milky choc, light berries, charcoal, lactose sugars. Lingering choc and cherry fruit. Palate is medium full, milky, smooth moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"A by the book but very solid robust stout. Kinda similarto export stouts with it’s rich hearty malt base. Some chocolate, coffee and roasted barley on the nose and flavor. solid feel, smooth finish."


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