Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Redneckwine:
4.26/5 rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 bottle into pint glass
Appearance - Dark, dark ruby brown, almost black, no clarity. Didn't produce much head off the pour, probably my bad. Minimal lacing.
Smell - Nice big aroma of roasted coffee, big time bitterweet chocolate, earthy/grassy
Feel/Taste - Light, refreshing carbonation carries the flavors well, medium body, slight sweetness. Flavor follows nose with very nicely with dark chocolate notes, slight dark fruit, earthy roasted coffee. A touch of roasty bitterness and semi-sweetness on the finish.
Overall - Probably the best overall oatmeal stout I've had so far; very well crafted, the flavors really pop.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 20:24:46 | More by Redneckwine
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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