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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.

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3.5
TheGB (579) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On draft at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids. Pitch black in color with foamy dark tan head. Mild but pleasant toasty aroma and flavor, smooth chocolate and coffee along with a dark roasted walnut taste. Very smooth and balanced palate. A tasty but not super exciting dry stout.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13823) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Tap at Home Made Liquids and Solids. Aroma is clear black with an average, creamy beige head, low retention and little lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, roasted, burnt), light hops (woody), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, dates, and charcoal. Flavor is heavy malt (coffee, roasted, burnt), light hops (woody), average esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates and cola. Full body, low warmth, high carbonation, medium creaminess, and a dry finish.

4.1
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2010
draft at OB grill in lyons. Pours completely opaque black with no head. Rich roasted tones, chocolate and slight coffee noticeable. Amazing palate, there is a reason why they call it "velvet" Elvis. Feels like velvet in your mouth, silky, smooth. Creamy roasted body, deep roast, chocolate. Oatmeal adds more to the feel of this brew in your mouth, rather than flavor. Overall an amazing oat stout.

3.7
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2010
Draught from OB homemade Liquids and SOlids. Black/brown with thin head. Aroma is light chocolate roasty sweet. Flavor is burnt also, with easy ending dry. Simple but great.

3.8
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Lyons. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is smooth oats and chocolate with a light roast. Flavor is sweet chocolate oats up front before a good amount of roasts and coffee come in to dry this out. Not very bitter at all, just very roasty with a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and smooth. Overall, a very tasty stout. A solid, smooth sweetness with plenty of roasty coffees. Nice.

3.5
Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours jet black with a khaki head that diminishes to a ring of bubbles atop an oily surface. On the nose is sweet dark roast, molasses and chocolate with a touch of ash. On the light side of medium-bodied, the palate is slick/oily with a bitter roasted finish. Fairly true to the nose, the flavor is a sweet stout profile up front but finishes more like a dry or traditional/roasty stout. This is a nice beer but it seemed a bit out of place on a warm summer day.

3.1
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2009
Deep brown, medium chocolate brown head. Mild but coarse/bitter bakers chocolate nose, medium to light roast, no hop notes. Body medium to thin, texture slightly peppery and chalky. Mild semi-sweet chocolate at very low intensity, while the roast is also underdone, and especially in the finish when the body becomes more flabby and the carbonation falls apart this one just goes numb. Very neutral beer.

3.6
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Crushed at the brewery with CaryTheDude and Jakebra. Very dark pour with ran head. Roasty, chocolate aroma. Smooth flavor with chocolate coffee. Mouthfeel is velvet and delicious. Loved it.

3.4
That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra and Honkeybra. Smooth brew. Plenty of roast. Some chocolate. It’s definitely dark and new and also velvety. Nice stout.

3.8
NachlamSie (3572) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
[Feb 22, 2009]
On tap at the brewery. Pours very dark ruby with a small tan head. mm, this one is rather meaty with modest hints at bacon and more strong suggestions of chocolate and oats with a dash of woody hops. The mouthfeel is very creamy, but on the lighter side. Lots of chocolate, meat, and a delightful oaty finish make up the flavor. This one is a superb session stout.


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