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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Velvet MerlinVelvet Merlin

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Ratings: 1714
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%


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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StoneyPeaches

California

3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Velvet Merlin pours dark w little head. I like to swirl half the unpoured stout before pouring the rest in the glass to give it more bang. Smells wonderful - coffee and chocolate dominate. Mouthfeel is rather thin - certainly not creamy or velvety. Tastes pretty good though, like how it smells. In addition to coffee and chocolate, there's a hint of caramel note and slight sweetness. Very easy to drink (2 bottles go down like water). Love it with dark chocolate covered pretzels. The stout tastes more complex after.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 01:09:01 | More by StoneyPeaches
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JerUrbans

Wisconsin

4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with tan head that dissipates quickly

Smell is of coffee and chocolate.

Taste is really good, I get roasted coffee and chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of vanilla and burnt sugar.

Mouthfeel is silky and smooth.

Overall, I love oatmeal stouts, probably my favorite style and this is an excellent one. Very easy drinking, would be great with some baby back ribs. Love the sweetness on my lips after every drink. Highly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 02:04:45 | More by JerUrbans
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Kramerwtmf

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-17-2014 05:30:04 | More by Kramerwtmf
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-16-2014 21:57:03 | More by LambicPentameter
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jxc5

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-16-2014 21:22:06 | More by jxc5
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-16-2014 01:26:01 | More by randylangford
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-16-2014 00:03:57 | More by MooseBoose
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Northtexan


3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

04-15-2014 22:57:38 | More by Northtexan
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California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-15-2014 22:55:08 | More by Bwagner1122
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gmendez1122

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-15-2014 20:06:59 | More by gmendez1122
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-15-2014 02:19:40 | More by WesMantooth
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-15-2014 01:11:48 | More by Caskaway
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SuperMario

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2014 15:09:03 | More by SuperMario
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russwilliam

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2014 03:42:50 | More by russwilliam
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-13-2014 22:34:23 | More by JKV96
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 21:18:43 | More by Axnjxn
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terence

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

04-13-2014 15:52:19 | More by terence
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jabo134

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 02:45:57 | More by jabo134
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.4%

04-13-2014 02:26:20 | More by jbertsch
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 00:58:47 | More by cbcrunch
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darcange

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-12-2014 22:14:29 | More by darcange
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JohnBender

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-12-2014 18:40:29 | More by JohnBender
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-12-2014 04:58:57 | More by ccurrid
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Uanof

Texas

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: as dark as darkness with dark brown hues towards the edges, 1" head at the most but it quickly went away leaving a fine tan layer of foam on the beer.

S: smells like grains and oats with some decent coffee aromatics.

T: ccoffee is slightly more pronounced on the palate than on the nose with sharp grain notes it leaves an almost unnoticeable soapy aftertaste.

M: it has a fulfilling well rounded body, clean and somewhat dry.

O: there's no doubt that FW knows what they're doing and this beer shows well the excellent control they have at the time of brewing.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 09:02:45 | More by Uanof
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-10-2014 23:06:59 | More by larryarms847
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,714 ratings.