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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
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2,042 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,042
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 174
Gots: 220 | 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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A - almost motor oil black with a finger of chocolate heat, decent retention and lacing.

S - Tons of sweet chocolate, smokey/almost roasty aromas. Lots and lots of oats.

T - Sweet milk stout with tons of great oat flavor. Minimally rosary with minimal dark fruit flavors. Kind of simple but absolutely fantastic.

M - perfectly smooth. Minimal carbonation, thick, very warming combines with a great balanced flavor profile to form an incredibly nice drinking brew

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Poured from a bottle into a pint glass after taking form the fridge and letting warm for a half hour. Dark brown, but not black with a thick tan head that is fizzy with small bubbles. Maybe a bit too fizzy for a stout.

Aroma is malt and oatmeal, but not overwhelmingly strong.

Really enjoy the flavor. Dark chocolate and oatmeal, typical oatmeal stout but well constructed. Good sweetness from the oatmeal as well. Not as complex as some other oatmeal stouts, however. Mouth is a little thin as expected from the fizzy head. Would love this to be a little thicker and creamier.

A great tasting beer, but a little light for an oatmeal stout.

Follow up: This beer gets better the longer it sits. I would advise pouring it and just letting it sit. Then, just when you are ready to drink it, let it sit a little longer. It becomes more flavorful and a little smoother as it warms.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,042 ratings.