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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
outstanding

2,096 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,096
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 186
Gots: 238 | 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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Bottled 1/9/14. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a: Black with clear ruby highlights when seen through light. Inch tall tan head receded slowly to even surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Black coffee and dark malt, strong enough to make me cough when I inhale.

t: Smooth dark malt, black coffee and chocolate notes. Some hop bite balances the brew. Bittersweet finish.

m: Light to medium, "velvety" smooth. Hint of wateriness.

o: A flavorful and easy-drinking stout.

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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!

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,096 ratings.