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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
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2,057 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 178
Gots: 226 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Tavern on Hollywood 12/1
Served in a pint glass

A: This beer pours an opaque black. 2 finger of khaki head that recedes quickly. Minor wisps of lacing left on the glass.

S: Nose is oatmeal, roasted malts, chocolate and toffee.

T: Taste is oatmeal upfront interspersed with a nice dose of chocolate. Middle is toffee caramel and a good deal of roastiness. Roast malts hang over in to the finish with an add of coffee and some bitter bakers chocolate.

M: Medium to fuller body, medium carbonation, rich and creamy body to this beer.

O: Goes down easy, very tasty, somewhat filling, low kick, nice representation of style. This is a delicious beer - if you're of the stout persuasion. I was in SoCal and still in the stout spirit which was hard to find at bars there. Definitely one I would hit up on the regular back home!

Jayli, Dec 09, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Jet black with a decent sized khaki head off of a normal pour. The head dies down to more of a white layer within a minute or two.
Texture looks pretty thick as it’s a slow pour and the liquid coats the glass.
The nose is roasty and semi-sweet. Baker’s chocolate and mild coffee.
Dark chocolate hits the palate first, and it’s not overly sweet. That creamy texture is all-encompassing and brings on a slightly bitter and acidic hit from the roasted malts. There’s a hint of sweetness on the back end that lingers.
This is about as easy drinking as they come. More depth than some, but nothing mind blowing or unusual.
A good oatmeal stout that’s clearly leaning in the roasted malt direction, but has enough sweetness to keep your palate from getting bored.
Tasty and enjoyable.

Domingo, Nov 04, 2011
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.