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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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2,444 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,444
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 203
Gots: 363 | FT: 8
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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3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.77/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Gotta say right off the bat I was disappointed in this brew as I have thoroughly enjoyed all the other Firestone beers I have had. It could just be a bad batch I presume, but it is hard to say. The beer is very black, almost too black to be enjoyable considering the horrid burnt wood taste. It is nowhere as thick as other stouts and it took me several weeks to finish this 6 pack off. Overall I have a very high opinion of Firestone Walker and would rate it as one of the top 3 breweries in the state of California, but I have to say this really was just not that great. Not terrible, but just not worth the time or money.

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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.26/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A little too boozy for my taste. I would expect an oatmeal stout to be more creamy

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,444 ratings.