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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,450
Reviews: 577
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 201
Gots: 367 | FT: 8
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Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: largadeer on 11-13-2008

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,450 ratings.