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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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2,009 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,009
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 172
Gots: 212 | 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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kmanjohnson

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-14-2014 22:00:54 | More by kmanjohnson
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-14-2014 13:39:35 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.4%

03-14-2014 13:27:02 | More by Wetenkamp
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-14-2014 00:42:18 | More by Denzo
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earljones199

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-13-2014 14:12:37 | More by earljones199
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Sampled from a 12oz bottle dated 01/09/14.

Black with some light coming through at the edges. A beautiful tan head. Surprisingly interesting aromas with lots of depth from the malts including toasted oatmeal, biscuits, nuts and cookies. That follows through in the flavor as well. Very interesting and complex for a relatively small beer. A light and airy mouthfeel.

What a great beer!

03-13-2014 12:09:35 | More by GJ40
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-13-2014 06:01:23 | More by oso
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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-13-2014 04:12:51 | More by Modernrickk
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DarkUnity

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-13-2014 03:12:45 | More by DarkUnity
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topace

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-13-2014 01:37:05 | More by topace
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ernestoguerrero

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-12-2014 23:39:54 | More by ernestoguerrero
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-12-2014 20:53:09 | More by jbarletto
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ralerwen

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-12-2014 19:02:26 | More by ralerwen
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-12-2014 04:18:40 | More by ricecracker420
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-12-2014 02:30:22 | More by Kevincredible
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carmike813

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-12-2014 01:08:08 | More by carmike813
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-11-2014 20:10:25 | More by Kmlund
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-11-2014 13:23:48 | More by TriageStat
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-11-2014 05:08:37 | More by MarcWP
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Mtn

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-10-2014 22:10:29 | More by Mtn
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-10-2014 02:05:14 | More by lupercmda
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pkalix

California

4.93/5  rDev +22.6%

wow! what a nice smell!! pours a thick milkshake-like head, with an almost transparent dark brown body similar to, but less thick than, a samuel smiths....
super awesome taste. a little sweet, kind of roasty malts, dark fudge (as the last guy said), vanilla and honey (as another guy said), milk chocolate... what an awesome taste! a little tang on the finish, but that is utterly in significant considering all the wonderful flavors going on with this brew. I am really surprised at how much I like this brew. I had the merkin and the sucaba and anniversary, etc.... but never felt I wanted to try this one and I regret not trying it sooner! this is a world class beer! I thought it was labeled a porter but it says stout(?). I have to give this one high marks for every category. I wish I had another one to follow this one up RIGHT NOW!!!!

03-09-2014 23:46:21 | More by pkalix
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showmeyourface

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-09-2014 16:19:05 | More by showmeyourface
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TimBeaulieu

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +24.4%

03-09-2014 00:45:50 | More by TimBeaulieu
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gshackles

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-08-2014 23:18:23 | More by gshackles
Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,009 ratings.