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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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bhir

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-27-2012 11:29:06 | More by bhir
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-26-2012 03:10:32 | More by abcramer
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mfavoino

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass on 5/24/12.

Appearance: Very dark brown with only a small rim of tan head. A couple of spots of lacing.

Smell: Bold roasted malts with some coffee notes. Smells sweet.

Taste: Sweet coffee flavor, dark roasted malts, with just a bit of hop bitterness as it finishes. Smooth and balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body that is smooth and drinkable.

Overall: Nothing out of the ordinary, just another good offering from FW. Flavorful, low abv, and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 03:32:53 | More by mfavoino
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-25-2012 03:02:03 | More by JohnLynch
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-24-2012 06:03:24 | More by strongaf
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radlleb

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-24-2012 05:47:14 | More by radlleb
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Tiriansdoor


4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-21-2012 06:49:38 | More by Tiriansdoor
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baybassboy

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-21-2012 04:19:23 | More by baybassboy
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Romulux

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-20-2012 20:54:54 | More by Romulux
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Danny1217

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-20-2012 16:27:03 | More by Danny1217
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halo913

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-20-2012 01:03:54 | More by halo913
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RS3Sport


3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-19-2012 08:00:27 | More by RS3Sport
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TheSixthRing

California

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

Appearance - Pours a near black with a hint of auburn brown peeking through where light can penetrate. Head is tan, powder snow fluffy and 2 fingers thick, good retention and a decent lace.

Smell - Potent oatmeal stout aromas here: Classic, roasty chocolate and coffee.

Taste - Bold cocoa and roasty coffee malt backbone, complimented by a nice hoppy bitterness. Simple, but assertive.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body, smooth and velvety. Goes down easy, despite the big flavor.

Overall - First time having this beer, and it's my favorite Firestone brew to date. Classic oatmeal stout flavors, but big, bold and beautifully balanced. Definitely a future buy.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 07:46:32 | More by TheSixthRing
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-18-2012 19:13:36 | More by SickNukes
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-17-2012 01:20:40 | More by mikepcarney
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dorf

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-16-2012 02:29:06 | More by dorf
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woemad

Washington

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

12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane. No freshness date.

Poured a super dark brown color that took on a subtle rubyish hue when held up to light. Two fingers of tan, bubbly foam perched on top, then dropped down to a skiff. Spotty lace.

Roasted malts give off coffeeish notes. There’s also some chocolate and caramel scents.

Starts out with a bitter, coffeeish flavor and some acidic notes. Then the sweet, chocolaty flavor kicks in and provides balance. Mild zap at the finish.

Velvet Merlin has a velvet mouthfeel.

A very tasty oatmeal stout. Maybe not as great as Anderson Valley’s, but stil pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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California

5/5  rDev +24.7%

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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-07-2012 23:42:02 | More by WesM63
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Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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California

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Ohio

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