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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,925
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 173
Gots: 203 | 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:
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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3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pure black stout with one thumb of creamy tan head. Coffee and cocoa dominate the nose. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavors, maybe a touch of toffee as well. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Creamy velvety texture very pleasing. Pretty full bodied. Has a fairly dry finish. Very nice stout.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2012 05:14:21 | More by Jayli
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into nonic pint at freshcraft in lodo. Pours a slightly ambered deep brown with thin head. Nice roasted malt and slight coffee aromas. Taste is really bold roasted malts, coffee, bourbon like and somewhat sweet. Nicely balanced...its sweet but has a bitter finish. Its bold but light and airy without being over heavy. Such a great brew.

Serving type: on-tap

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hitter114

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4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another tasty brew from FS walker for breakfast today

A: Brown with tan head, can see through some of it in the light
S: Oatmeal roastiness, great smell
T: Great... drinkable and light but flavorful and has all the good qualities of stouts (roasty chocolate coffee a little) and a nice hoppy addition
M: refreshing but with a presence

O: Gem from Firestone. Great beer and great price 9.99 A SIXER. These guys can make beer

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 18:58:48 | More by hitter114
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SanFranJake

California

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer. Poured into a plain ass snifter and was great!
Beer buying (not yet drinking) a lot of their beer lately (five XVI's, Parabola and DDBA's as I find) and had to try.
Pours a deep dark brown with great head that slowly dissipates.
Usual aromas of coffee and chocolate as expected but suprisingly drinkable and not the least bit filling as I expect a stout to be.
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Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 01:46:18 | More by SanFranJake
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California

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
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Easily one of my favorite stouts, balancing mild bitterness and acidity with hints of sweetness, moderate gravity and alcohol percentage, perfect for a long, cold night.

It is very, very dark, as expected, although it doesn't have quite the epic head some stouts do.

The oatmeal flavor is present but not overly forward; the caramel maltiness is a much larger part of the character of both the taste and smell. Long aftertaste that again is more bittersweet than bitter. Coats your mouth, definitely on the creamier side. Has the feel of a higher alcohol beer, surprisingly.

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Having not tried the Merkin, I can't compare yet.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.