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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
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2,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,041
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 174
Gots: 220 | 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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Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Received this want in an extremely generous BIF box from domtronzero. Thank you!

A - Black body with a small off white head on top. A little brown on the edges when held up to the light but not much. Head is real small.

S - Light roast notes mixed with the smooth oatmeal smell typical of the style. Not especially pungent, a pretty standard aroma for the style.

T - Light roasted notes mingle with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Real smooth flavor. Not too strong of a beer.

M - Goes down real easy. Smooth body typical of the style.

D - Pretty drinkable. This is a good beer and nails the style perfectly. That being said I prefer most other styles of stout over this one. I'm really glad I got to try this one though. I wouldn't mind drinking this again but I'm not gonna seek it out.

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A - Light tan head that dissipated quickly, lighter black with brown edging, minimal lacing

S - roasting coffee, molasses, chocolate, small vanilla

T - coffee! bittersweet chocolate, some raisin and vanilla, hint of grains. nice taste.

M - Fairly creamy, medium body as it's a bit thin.

D - Very easy drinker. The excellent balance and temperate taste makes this one easy to have a few of. Very good beer.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,041 ratings.