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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
outstanding

2,048 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,048
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 175
Gots: 221 | 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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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a very dark red, almost opaque with a short lived tan head.

S: Roasted coffee, chocolate and dark fruit is the main course. Some raisin notes and a wee bit of smoky aroma.

T: Dark fruits hit the palate first, some raisin and plum. Quickly followed by a roasted coffee. Some burnt toffee is in the background. Dark bread in a sweet beer. It does fiish dryer than I expected.

M: Full bodied and chewy with low carbonation.

O: A very nice stout. It's sweet but not cloying. Bright roasted coffee notes jump out among the dark fruits. Nice complex beer.

slusk, Aug 08, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

02/27/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Very smooth as all oatmeal stouts seem to be.

Very little edge or bite in any area. Great texture and at only 5.5%, a very friendly brew. Too bad it's not more readily available here on the East Coast.

Firestone Walker never fails to impress.

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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

Picked up a bottle from February while in Portland. Really excited to try anything from Firestone Walker. Good Stout. Pretty malty brew. Catch a hint of coffee. Pours super dark and thick with a good head. Could drink this on a regular basis.

Wife's Review: "Yum! I like it a lot. Great with chocolate."

Brackh, Aug 05, 2014
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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.