Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev -4.2%
A-Pours black. I'm not seeing much besides black I. The body. Head is initially a bigger, plop of doughy, tan foam. Then is settles down but it leaves thick lacing.
S-Sweet chocolate and cocoa. Oats and some roastiness. Even some dark fruitiness. I think the chocolate is nice; it's got some dark and milk chocolate notes.
T-Milk chocolate and light roast coffee and burnt oats. Good flavor but fairly tame. A little bit of cola. Some vanilla as well.
M-The flavor isn't as rich as some other Oatmeal Stouts but it's supremely drinkable. I will have no problem gulping through this six pack.
O/D-I have always wanted to try this beer. I was a bit disappointed, especially having Velvet Merkin first. It's a nice, very drinkable Oatmeal Stout. That's it, though.
02-22-2014 01:19:24 | More by VelvetExtract
4.26/5 rDev +6%
Velvet Merlin pours an oily black with a small tan head on top. A few spots of lace stick to the glass as the foam fades away.
The aroma has nice roast and chocolate notes with hints of coffee and an earthy nuttiness.
Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is creamy with moderate carbonation and an oily body. The flavor is rich with roasted malt, chocolate, toasted oats and nuts. It finishes with a little vanilla, a hint of sour cherry, and a touch of grassy bitterness. Once gone the chocolate and vanilla lingers on the palate.
A very tasty beer that should be allowed to warm so the flavors can expose themselves. Great mouthfeel and easy to drink.
02-21-2014 01:20:11 | More by WanderingFool
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout
12 oz. bottle ,Bottled on dating ( "01/09/14") etched onto the neck of the bottle.
Pours near black, mocha head, stays nicely and leaves low sheeting and thicker strands of lace.
Chocolate and some vanilla on the nose.
Thick and flavorful, with more milk chocolate and smooth dark malt notes. Dry finish but maintains a quite moderate hop presence. Nicely done and well worth a try if ya see this available in your local area.
02-18-2014 22:05:49 | More by Billolick
Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,003 ratings.