Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
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
Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,009 ratings.