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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,567
Reviews: 599
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 205
Gots: 410 | 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:
Beer added by: largadeer on 11-13-2008

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz into my new belgium tulip, creamy brown mocha head tops the brew, solid retention and lacing, even dissipation. Dark brown to black color of the body, I would say this looks like an oatmeal stout should look like to the T.

The scent is dominated by the malt as it should be, I actually get a small amount of oatmeal in there but this is definitely topped by a roasted malt coffee smell. Very sweet on the nose as well, a fluffier creamy type of smell wafts from the top.

The flavor is awesome, I really like the complexity they get in here. Dark roasted malts impart a freshly brewed coffee taste which is sweetened right in balance with a sugary impartation of creamy chocolate.

Bottom like this oatmeal stout is right on the money, dark to the eyes, roasted coffee, chocolate, smooth creamy mouthfeel, and the drinkability of the best of em.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,567 ratings.