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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,952 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,952
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 173
Gots: 205 | 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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07-11-2012 21:26:06 | More by bobotron
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap a dark-chocolate brown just a few whiskers above black with a thick tan head. Strong, smoky aroma has rich notes of chocolate, quality coffee and licorice. Mouth-filling, smoky flavor delights the taste buds with molasses, coffee, chocolate and licorice - a liquid feast. Sweet and hop-bitter hints balance each other nicely. Texture has full body and plenty of fizz. Magically delicious. ;)

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2012 03:44:26 | More by Cyberkedi
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-09-2012 20:01:49 | More by TimPell
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-09-2012 04:36:41 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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06-23-2012 02:59:39 | More by kyager2000
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Pennsylvania

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120z bottle poured into a snifter

Pours an ink black with chestnut highlights. A small khaki colored cap rises and falls slowly. Some sheets of lace.

The aroma is clean. Roast, rolled oats, sweet milk chocolate, and some coffee undertones. Fairly straightforward, a little sweeter than most.

The flavor profile follows the nose. Milk chocolate lends a prevailing sweetness, borderline cloying, while dry oats and roast coming in mid-palate. The finish begins with bitter roast and mixes with sweet chocolate.

Medium body, soft, creamy, and, dare I say it, velvety. Low carbonation. Drinks extremely easy.

I can't get over how easy this drinks. A somewhat tame flavor profile, I'd like it to be a little more robust in spots, but it would take away some of the other good qualities.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
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On draft at The Mayor of Old Towne in Ft. Collins.

A - Black with ebony/brown highlights. Had a short creamy head with very nice lace. A bit thin for my tastes for an Oatmeal Stout.

S - Smooth roastiness with mild chocolate.

T - Has a nice sweet dark chocolate flavor with some mild toffee in there. Roasty and bready yet never really coming across as bitter. Sweet finish.

M/O - Medium bodied. A nice Oatmeal Stout.

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A- pours black with a two finger tan head. Yep.

S- aroma is very weak, with a little bit of chocolate coming through

T- taste is strongly of cocoa, with only a little bit of sweetness coming through. The bourbon is a very small aftertaste in this as well

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,952 ratings.