Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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2.8/5 rDev -30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Imbibed on tap at Wine Affairs on 3/4/13.
Very dark, but a clear cola color against the light with a thin tan head with decent retention. Lots of chocolate in the nose with a slight roasted coffee tinge. Caramel also plays a vital role. Flavor is very chocolatey also, but dry like baker's chocolate, and bitter as well. Caramel and somewhat sweet like chocolate milk, this finishes with earthy hop bitterness. Feel is somewhat creamy (would like more cream) ad thin, finish is very dry. Interesting, but wouldn't buy a sixer. Then again, I'm not one to enjoy most oatmeal stouts. Could fit the profile better.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2013 18:20:23 | More by Philousa
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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