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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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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4.7
PugUglyBrewer (743) - - MAY 10, 2017
Black color from the core to the edges with a short lived fizzy head of dark brown foam. Generous amounts of rich dark chocolate, roasted barley, and caramel all succumbing to a dry ground espresso finish.

3.9
colui72 (1071) - HONG KONG - JAN 30, 2017
Pitch black with a thin beige/brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and coffee. Same in taste. Quite thick, smooth with soft carbonation. Bitter malty after taste. Quite good.

3.9
Christos (5863) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2017
(Iron Fist Velvet Glove) Bottle 750 ml at home, served into a snifter. ABV 9% Black colour on the body, small thin dark brown head on on top, low retention. Aroma of chocolate, soy sauce, roasted malts, molasses. Taste of roasted malts, oats, chocolate, dark fruits, light alcohol, soy sauce. Espresso hints on the finish. Medium thick body, soft carbonation. Pretty good, maybe I left it sitting for too long.

3.8
Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours as black as one would expect an imperial stout to pour. There is a lot of roasted malt character in this beer, ash, chocolate-milk and dark, licorice, tobacco. There is a light tartness/acidity in the finish, I find this in a lot of very roasty beers. There is a burnt toast note that comes out in the very end of the swallow. A solid Imperial Stout, but it is like many other very roasty Imperial Stouts.

3.3
vanvenlo (1904) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2016
Divino Cellars bottle(24-Nov-16)Choc light roast malt.Black,solid brown head and sticky sheet lace.Sweet choc roast malt licquorice flavour.Roast sweet dark choc&coffee roast choc aftertaste.

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4.5
Cybercat (5966) - Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pours opaque sable with a thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma delivers firm chocolate, roast malt, coffee and toasted woody hops with a hint of molasses. Flavor offers all of the above, though less coffee and more molasses, and tossing in a snippet of toffee. Firm, smooth body features good fizz and a mocha, woody finish. Wear this velvet glove!

3.8
aracauna (3637) - 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.

4.3
bulldogops (2726) - 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.

4.1
drowland (8895) - 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!

4
Lowe1983 (1613) - 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.


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