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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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2,017 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,017
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 172
Gots: 215 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Velvet Merlin. Bottled on 12/20/13.

Pours out of the bottle with a lovely head abound. Lighter color foam, but nice and foamy and dimply. Looks dark and delectable.

Sweet malts with a friendly roasty character. Notes of dark cocoa and toffee with a faint lacto-sweetness. Kiss of evergreen from the hops with a turn of fruitiness.

Nice and chewy body with that oaty bitterness. The roasted malts has a dark cocoa flavor and a bit of char. Almost in the favor of burnt sugars, but it's not as sweet as most milk stouts. It still has a bit of that lacticity, in the way that some coffees have a higher acidity. A little nutty. Could use burlier notes. Carbonation is almost ideal, but perhaps short on the light side. A good winter stout with a mild hop presence.

02-25-2014 15:40:31 | More by thecheapies
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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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.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,017 ratings.