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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1719
Reviews: 506
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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fsimcox

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from BevMo for $6.99. Never had this one before.

Pours a deep, rich, black color. A thin, tan foamy head forms, but dissipates almost immediately. A little lacing, but not much.

Smells of roasted malt, strong coffee, and a hint of bitter chocolate. Roasted coffee beans stands out, but not overpowering.

Roasted malt, coffee and a hint of hop bitter. Full bodied, robust, with a sweet, roast coffee bean after taste. Some hints of bitter-sweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel is creamy, rich, full bodied and smooth. Some carbonation, and a hop bitter after taste. The coffee lingers.

A wonderful holiday beer. Robust, and full bodied. I love the roast coffee taste. I think I would enjoy this with smoked cheese.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 22:50:34 | More by fsimcox
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is dark, dark brown with some ruby highlights. It is topped with an inch of tan head.

S - The smell contains roasted malt, cocoa, and dark chocolate.

T - The taste leads with dark chocolate. There is a slight bitterness on the finish. Some cocoa and roasted malt comes through.

M - Full and slick.

O - This is a great oatmeal stout. I would put it right up there with any that I have tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 00:35:46 | More by buschbeer
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amvrana

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 00:10:20 | More by amvrana
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zefer777

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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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%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Wisconsin

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,719 ratings.