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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
outstanding

2,094 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,094
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 184
Gots: 238 | 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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A - Pours a motor oil blackish-brown with a dark brown, thin head that quickly moves to the edges.

S - Smells of coffee, oatmeal, and a slight vanilla.

T - Tastes very similar to the smells, but with more of an impact, or tingle on the tongue.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,094 ratings.