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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,566
Reviews: 599
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 205
Gots: 408 | 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:
Beer added by: largadeer on 11-13-2008

A decadent oatmeal stout. Velvet Merlin offers robust cocoa and espresso aromas with subtle American hop nuances. Rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish create the perfect balance in this full-bodied stout. Ideal for sipping in the winter months or at the end of a meal.

Original name was "Velvet Merkin", but name was changed when it began to be bottled in 2010.

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Ratings: 2,566 | Reviews: 599
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4.98/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Good aroma, taste fantastic. Over all good

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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into tulip during #bottlecherwednesdays at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach. Appearance is clear, dark brown with two-finger tan head that leaves patchy lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, cereal, slight chocolate. Taste is similar with balancing herbal bitterness in the finish from the fuggles. Medium body, texture on the thin side, average to soft carbonation, and mildly bitter finish.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer super creamy makes its almost feel like a nitro beer. Lots of great rich dark flavors nice coffee/ chocolate with some sweetness that is well balanced with a subtle bitterness. No over powering flavors just a really enjoyable beer where everything comes together nicely. The aroma while not strong is very pleasant.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich&creamy, hints of coffee and chocolate...outstanding

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,566 ratings.