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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
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1,965 Ratings
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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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$7 for 14 oz at Meadhall, Cambridge MA

Dark browny black with a thin, quick to dissipate head.

Smells smooth. I know that's not a scent but it does. Mushy brownie batter or moist chocolate trifle with more and more char emerging as VM warms.

Features the usual chocolate and roast malt flavors but the mix and creamy mouthfeel just makes this a better tasting oatmeal stout. Mild something in the back - orange mint? Bigger body than 5.5%.

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Smells niiice. Toasty, brown, muffiny oatmeal & malt note, sweetly baked but with a thick graininess, like buckwheat pancakes. Or even baked corn, in a very good way. Some light roast coffee develops - good stuff!

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,965 ratings.