1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Velvet MerlinVelvet Merlin

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,324 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,324
Reviews: 556
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 204
Gots: 309 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A decadent oatmeal stout. Velvet Merlin offers robust cocoa and espresso aromas with subtle American hop nuances. Rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish create the perfect balance in this full-bodied stout. Ideal for sipping in the winter months or at the end of a meal.

Original name was "Velvet Merkin", but name was changed when it began to be bottled in 2010.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufa ... tube_gdata 

(Beer added by: largadeer on 11-13-2008)
View: Beers (79) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,324 | Reviews: 556 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jrhottle
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of jackmax
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of smbslt
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Prospero
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of dkw0063
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown with a short head that quickly dissipates. Smells nice like oatmeal and very fresh. Taste is suprisingly clean and fresh without any heaviness. Nice and crisp and clean for such a dark beer. Nice carbonation and not syrupy like other darker beers. I really enjoyed this one.

Photo of Goldfishman
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of leitmotif
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of the_encinitan
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of leroybrown10
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jpd7374
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BigV
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of daron7
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Andrewhauck
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of abottrill
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of JKIPA05
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of altinarodriguez
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of dseanv
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Iparedman
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,324 ratings.