Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A – Opaque dark-brown almost black, with a one-finger light brown creamy looking head which lasts a while. Lacing clings to glass and doesn’t want to give up.
S – Powerful aroma of roasted coffee beans, toffee, graham cracker, and a bit of beery, sweet malt. A chocolate chip cookie smell comes out as it warms. One of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure of smelling.
T – Toffee, milk chocolate, coffee, a touch of caramel, a hint of charcoal. Just enough hop to bring balance, not enough to make any hop character a noticeable standout. Alcohol surprisingly detectable at 5.5% ABV. (This is a good thing if you ask me)
M – Full bodied and chewy. Prickly carbonation helps with the drinkability.
O - Outstanding. A well-balanced oatmeal stout that just comes together perfectly. You can taste the effort that went into making this. My new go-to, non-imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2011 06:08:51 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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