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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,340
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 204
Gots: 309 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A decadent oatmeal stout. Velvet Merlin offers robust cocoa and espresso aromas with subtle American hop nuances. Rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish create the perfect balance in this full-bodied stout. Ideal for sipping in the winter months or at the end of a meal.

Original name was "Velvet Merkin", but name was changed when it began to be bottled in 2010.

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12 Fluid Ounce Bottle
Bottled on October 3rd, 2014
Reviewed on December 7th, 2014
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Rich dark brown body with a slight amber hue. A sizeable tan head, roughy 2 inches deep, collapsed and left a modest amount of lacing.

Sweet cream, coffee, and chocolate. Toasted malts made a much anticipated appearance as well.

Creamy notes of toasted malts and chocolate. Great bitterness, similar to the kind found in a good cup of coffee. Not as sweet as the nose suggested, which I found to be a good thing. Light carbonation. Full body. Overall a very smooth brew.

Very nice Oatmeal Stout. Not as heavy as others of this variety but packs a ton of great flavours.

90 (A-)

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,340 ratings.