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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,966 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,966
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 173
Gots: 208 | 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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itsratso

Illinois

3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

a - pours a dark chocolate brown, tan head that doesn't last or lace.
s - i get that sweet/burnt chocolate that is common for the style, but not a lot of it.
t - i love FW. it is one of my favorite go to beers for IPA's. and although i haven't had it, their parabola is legendary. but i have tried this, and their robust reserve porter, and... they are just rather unimpressive to me? not bad by any stretch. just not very impactful. some sweetness up front, a little chocolate, a little roast coffee. very smooth, almost sessionable. this reminds me very much (as the robust porter did) of a stout for people that don't like stouts.
m - creamy as an oatmeal should be, but thinner than say a sam smith (IMO the measuring stick for oatmeal stouts).
o - not bad. actually well made and good. just not very memorable.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 23:25:47 | More by itsratso
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QuakeAttack

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-21-2013 20:55:23 | More by QuakeAttack
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-19-2013 23:00:23 | More by Danobold
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cdwil

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-19-2013 21:36:07 | More by cdwil
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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-19-2013 20:59:35 | More by kew
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lostgrrl666

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-19-2013 15:37:43 | More by lostgrrl666
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calcutron

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-19-2013 00:31:41 | More by calcutron
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-18-2013 04:30:30 | More by Lawl3ss
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kevindp9

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-18-2013 02:15:52 | More by kevindp9
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IWannaEatFood

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-17-2013 20:05:35 | More by IWannaEatFood
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-17-2013 02:50:00 | More by abex44
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SteeleWright

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-16-2013 22:36:39 | More by SteeleWright
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-16-2013 07:22:37 | More by brandon911
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-16-2013 04:53:54 | More by ThisMoonlife
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stanale

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-16-2013 03:39:57 | More by stanale
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DanJan

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark rich color. Very dark brown. Tan head. although not large or long lasting. Looks pretty delicious in the light.

S - Not much of a scent here. Basic. Slightly chocolatey, burnt and malty notes.

T - Basic stout. Described as an oatmeal stout which balances out the coffee and darker flavors. Little bit of dark chocolate. Little bit sweet. Easily drinkable.

M - Coats but doesn't last long. I prefer a stout that is a little stickier and thicker on the tongue. Carbonation is nice but quickly dissipates.

O - A decent offering from Firestone Walker. Pretty middle of the road stout but after it warms up and it gets chilly outside, not too bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 23:15:09 | More by DanJan
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BJasny

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-14-2013 03:01:17 | More by BJasny
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Tiernan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-13-2013 23:06:06 | More by Tiernan
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-13-2013 18:23:10 | More by JamLand
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KevT

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-13-2013 02:56:58 | More by KevT
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tmaestro

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-12-2013 02:09:01 | More by tmaestro
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sprague808

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-12-2013 01:38:16 | More by sprague808
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lump532

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

10-11-2013 07:14:07 | More by lump532
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-11-2013 02:41:30 | More by deschutes_fan
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-11-2013 01:21:15 | More by Danielr26
Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,966 ratings.