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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
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2,095 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,095
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 185
Gots: 238 | 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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Bottle dated about 9 months back. Poured into glasses and shared.

Almost black, slight brown at edges. Thin quickly-dissipating tan head with minimal lacing

Aroma is of caramel and roast, with some molasses and chocolate. Pretty nice.

Taste was slightly bready and roasty, with caramel and oatmeal. A simple, but tasty stout.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation and no bitterness or astringency. Not as smooth as expected for an Oatmeal stout.

Overall, I liked it but expected better. I will try again but I would like to try it fresher. I don't think the age helped it.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,095 ratings.