Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle given to me by my buddy PVG, poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.
A: Pours pitch black. Thin brown head that dissipated quickly. 3.5
S: Big roasty oatmeal notes come pouring out of the glass. A touch of chocolate and a hint of pine underneath. 4.5.
T: Taste follows the nose. Roasted barley and oatmeal dominate. I'm picking up on something reminiscent of the *char* you got out on the outer crust of a good seared steak. Struggling to find the chocolate on the tongue that I picked up in the nose, but the hint of pine is definitely present. 4
M: Lighter than I would have expected based on the pour. The 5.5% ABV is for real here. But not really in a bad way. It's smooth, and finishes with a nice dry hoppy stickiness. 4
D/O: Very drinkable, and certainly repeatable. 4.5
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2012 17:57:47 | More by psuKinger
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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