Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.94/5 rDev -2%
A: pours a very dark red, almost opaque with a short lived tan head.
S: Roasted coffee, chocolate and dark fruit is the main course. Some raisin notes and a wee bit of smoky aroma.
T: Dark fruits hit the palate first, some raisin and plum. Quickly followed by a roasted coffee. Some burnt toffee is in the background. Dark bread in a sweet beer. It does fiish dryer than I expected.
M: Full bodied and chewy with low carbonation.
O: A very nice stout. It's sweet but not cloying. Bright roasted coffee notes jump out among the dark fruits. Nice complex beer.
08-08-2014 22:31:50 | More by slusk
4.1/5 rDev +2%
02/27/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Very smooth as all oatmeal stouts seem to be.
Very little edge or bite in any area. Great texture and at only 5.5%, a very friendly brew. Too bad it's not more readily available here on the East Coast.
Firestone Walker never fails to impress.
08-08-2014 18:23:02 | More by seedyone
Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,003 ratings.