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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,925
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 173
Gots: 203 | FT: 8
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 -6.5%

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Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -19%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-21-2014 07:39:59 | More by Jared14
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-20-2014 01:14:07 | More by Necronomad
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njsouthdh


4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-19-2014 14:39:27 | More by njsouthdh
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RyanCrawford

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-19-2014 09:13:27 | More by RyanCrawford
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -19%

06-18-2014 17:17:41 | More by kjrod20
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Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-17-2014 14:46:36 | More by DavidHume
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SwooshDaddy

California

3.25/5  rDev -19%

06-17-2014 05:51:53 | More by SwooshDaddy
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-17-2014 02:05:03 | More by mmmbeerNY
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California

3.25/5  rDev -19%

06-16-2014 23:27:38 | More by imfatsowhat
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California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-16-2014 22:14:09 | More by Kingbird
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Tele

California

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: 4.5 Looks nice. Pours almost black with a two-inch tan head that dissipates quickly.

S: 4.25 Roasted malt up front giving off coffee and bittersweet chocolate aromas. Faint hops.

T: 3.75 Similar to the nose, just a bit more toned down. Nice overall, bit it almost seems a little watery. Not bitter at all, actually a bit tart on the finish.

M: 3.5 Fairly thin for an oatmeal stout. Not a big beer, so I don’t think the mouth feel is too bad but could be a bit more rich.

O: 3.75 A nice drinking stout with good flavors, but there are better examples of the style out there. I’ll probably stick with my one six-pack per season.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 22:02:11 | More by Tele
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California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-16-2014 16:06:15 | More by BreweryRun
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freemanj

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-16-2014 01:51:58 | More by freemanj
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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larryi86

Delaware

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 2/17/2014 poured into a snifter

A- Black with a small two finger light tan head.

S- Dark chocolate, espresso/roasted coffee, very rich.

T- Lighter than the nose, some dark chocolate, roasted coffee, hints of piney hops, nice balance.

M- Smooth, light to medium body, creamy.

O- A very nice and enjoyable stout that is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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yeaprolly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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mpenske

California

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06-12-2014 04:06:54 | More by mpenske
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks Dave!

The beer is near black with a half inch of beige head. Scents of bread, roast, chocolate. Smooth on the palate. Flavors include char, roast, chocolate, and a hint of coffee beans. Easy drinking and overall, a solid example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an extremely light head that dissipates very quickly. Some head is still left and the color is a creamy brown color. The beer itself is an opaque dark brown that is a little bit black and dark. The beer smell has strong oatmeal notes and dark chocolate notes. Some roasted malt smell comes out but not much. The oatmeal smell is pretty nice and ... oatmealy. The beer flavor is very similar to the smell with strong creamy oatmeal notes with a side of sweet dark chocolate. The taste also has an interesting slightly metallic water taste that adds to the eflavor and provides a nice balance. The mouthfeel is heavy bodied with biting carbonation. The beer feels fairly smooth and goes down smooth as well. Overall, a very good oatmeal stout and one worth getting again.

Serving type: bottle

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District of Columbia

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.