Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pouring to a thick near black, head is minimal and lace is merely a few lines.
The smell is good overall but a does of phenols is getting in the way, a touch too strong to meld in with the better flavors. Malts are more roasted than I like in an oatmeal stout, yet this beer comes up a little thin when compared to the non oatmeal variety. I think it is a line sitter than cannot quite decide what it wants to be. Still, a tasty effort overall, definitely smooth and drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 05:39:30 | More by watermelonman
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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