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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,966 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,966
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 173
Gots: 208 | 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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4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-black with a small brown head that faded fast and leaves no lace
S- you get many aromas at first, roasted, brown sugar, and a bitter chocolate aroma.
T-roasted taste with the caramel malt coming through, then you get a coco bitterness that sweetens up in the end
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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%
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I am extremely disappointed in Firestone for this one. The brewery that I thought never failed to make only supreme beers has fallen very short of that mark for this beer.

Poured a dark, coca-cola-like appearance. foam dissipates just like it would for coke. There was nothing velvety about this beer in its appearance or taste.

Taste was very one dimensional and flat. I got nothing but roasted bitter notes of coffee. And that was it. It was not accompanied by any sort of sweetness like chocolate or malt, it was just coffee water residue. I clearly must have gotten a dud because I see this is rated a 90, unless I'm crazy or the world is crazy, this was not a good beer and I actually poured it down the drain after about 10 sips. I tried!

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,966 ratings.