Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by capra12:
4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed solo served out of a pint glass.
Appearance: Deep dark brown with a 1 finger head with spotty lacing.
Smell: This really got my off guard, I got a medium roasted iced coffee with roasted powdered chocolate.
Taste: Opens very with a dark malt profile with coffee and chocolate malts that meld together from the middle to end. Leaving a dark and malty stick aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Rather light bodied and moderately carbonated. Slightly sticky and drying finish.
Drinkability: I would definitely have this again and thanks to alexander for this bottle from Darkness day. I recommend this to those seeking a solid oatmeal stout with a ton of well balanced flavor.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2011 23:51:34 | More by capra12
More User Reviews:
4.8/5 rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
S: bottle to Pilsner glass
A: Beautiful, simply beautiful. A near perfect example of a stout. Nearly pitch black with a finger or so of tan head that stays throughout. Very light lacing is the only area that seems to lack.
S: Rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, light grains, light hops.
T: Similar to the nose. Rich flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, breads, very light bitter late bite. Chocolate cake in a glass. More than enjoyable.
M: Creamy, rich, light carbonation. In short, the way I expect a stout to feel.
O: I love it. I'm partial to stouts, especially oatmeal stouts, so the numbers may be slightly skewed, but if it weren't a good stout I would rate it low, so take it at as it is. Because of the coffee/espresso notes, I would consider this a great dessert beer. Who am kidding, this would be great for breakfast or anytime.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 05:14:06 | More by TotallyGomer
Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,951 ratings.