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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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2,016 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,016
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 172
Gots: 215 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-11-2014 08:09:00 | More by jroddrunkard
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Big_Dave

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-11-2014 03:50:38 | More by Big_Dave
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Bp123

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

08-10-2014 23:34:43 | More by Bp123
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-10-2014 22:45:52 | More by cardinals22
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-10-2014 22:02:35 | More by Peter1977
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oldsailor

Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-09-2014 22:56:16 | More by oldsailor
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bnelson997

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-09-2014 06:21:13 | More by bnelson997
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Meyers1023

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-09-2014 03:05:30 | More by Meyers1023
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slusk

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -2%

A: pours a very dark red, almost opaque with a short lived tan head.

S: Roasted coffee, chocolate and dark fruit is the main course. Some raisin notes and a wee bit of smoky aroma.

T: Dark fruits hit the palate first, some raisin and plum. Quickly followed by a roasted coffee. Some burnt toffee is in the background. Dark bread in a sweet beer. It does fiish dryer than I expected.

M: Full bodied and chewy with low carbonation.

O: A very nice stout. It's sweet but not cloying. Bright roasted coffee notes jump out among the dark fruits. Nice complex beer.

08-08-2014 22:31:50 | More by slusk
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seedyone

New York

4.1/5  rDev +2%

02/27/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Very smooth as all oatmeal stouts seem to be.

Very little edge or bite in any area. Great texture and at only 5.5%, a very friendly brew. Too bad it's not more readily available here on the East Coast.

Firestone Walker never fails to impress.

08-08-2014 18:23:02 | More by seedyone
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California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-07-2014 14:32:02 | More by IGOTASIXPACK
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Texas

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Brackh

Georgia

4.36/5  rDev +8.5%

Picked up a bottle from February while in Portland. Really excited to try anything from Firestone Walker. Good Stout. Pretty malty brew. Catch a hint of coffee. Pours super dark and thick with a good head. Could drink this on a regular basis.

Wife's Review: "Yum! I like it a lot. Great with chocolate."

08-05-2014 00:44:56 | More by Brackh
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Idaho

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Ohio

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Texas

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California

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,016 ratings.