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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
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1,922 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,922
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 173
Gots: 203 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Original name was "Velvet Merkin", but name was changed when it began to be bottled in 2010.

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(Beer added by: largadeer on 11-13-2008)
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DaveHS

California

3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours cola brown with 1/4 inch of fizzy tan head. No lacing. Looks like there's no shortage of carbonation. Lots of tiny bubbles climbing the edges of the glass.

S-Oats, bittersweet chocolate, Hershey's chocolate syrup, a touch of roasted malts.

T/M-Mouthfeel is thin, with some dry hop bitterness on the back end.Carbonation is a bit higher than I'd like. This is significantly roastier than the nose indicated.Flavors of bitter dark chocolate and dry hop bitterness make up the majority of the flavor profile. Falls apart mid-palate, where the thinness of the body fails to sustain interest.

O-Did they change this from last year? I remembered it being a lot more bold and rich. This is alright, but I have a sneaking suspicion something is different with the current batch.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 01:53:04 | More by DaveHS
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,922 ratings.