Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,966 | Reviews: 527 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Premo88:
3.8/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
on tap in pint glass at B.R.C. in Houston
L: black; clear black-amber up to light; 1-inch tan head, nice and thick; not much stick or lace
S: oak; charred wood; salty; molasses; coffee ... the very astringent kind (almost sour beans)
T: smoky oak wood; pecan/nuts; brown sugar; raisins ... coffee
F: solid but lightweight and very drinkable
O: pretty good with just a hint of the alcohol showing through; it came off as closer to raisins with loads of oak-wood notes for me -- others in my party immediately said "coffee". none of us detected any chocolate, so it's just a bit darker than other oatmeal stouts but still very much in line with the style.
Serving type: on-tap
03-19-2014 01:08:00 | More by Premo88
More User Reviews:
Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,966 ratings.