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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,965
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 172
Gots: 208 | FT: 7
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a finger head with good retention. Dark like body which represents a good stout. Roasted malts and vanilla on the nose as well as some hoppy aroma lingering around. The palate was almost identical to the smell. Strong taste of roasted malts which do not overpower the beer at all. The vanilla seems to sweeten it out and give it a nice balanced taste. Not a complex oatmeal stout, but a very well brewed and tasting one indeed. Oily thick mouthfeel is as pleasing as they get for this style.
If you happen to come across this limited edition stout I would grab a few. This is definately worth having and cannot find one reason why this should not be a big contender.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 06:40:56 | More by intensify
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,965 ratings.