Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Got this from Rake in a recent BIF, thanks!
Poured into my SA pint glass pitch black, darker than most oatmeal stouts I've encountered, with an inch or so of dense tan head. Smell is dominantly coffee with a nice fudgey chocolate background. Subtle hopping. The taste is like a mocha kind of flavor, nice french roast coffee sort of flavor with the semi-sweet dark chocolate fudge I smelled earlier. Kind of pick up on a chestnut flavor. Very smooth. Earthy roasted and nutty flavors are complimented nicely with slightly floral hops that aren't too bitter or resiny. The feel is a bit lighter than I expected at first, not very dense as the smell and flavors would suggest, but as it warmed up a bit it became thicker. Highly drinkable and very tasty beer, overall. So far, I have not been disappointed with Firestone Walker. Velvet Merlin just made its way into regular rotation with me.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2012 20:07:54 | More by kbanks13
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