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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1736
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%


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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mkotsayfan

California

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark black with a finger of light-mocha colored head. The aroma has roasted malts, oats, along with some licorice. The taste has some coffee and malts along with some chocolate and bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, along with being nice and light. It is medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

A very nice sessionable stout, a nice go-to to have during the winter months.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 07:07:26 | More by mkotsayfan
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S - The smell contains roasted malt, cocoa, and dark chocolate.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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