Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3/5 rDev -25.4%
Appearance: Pours a slick, oily blackish brown. 3 fingers of pale tan head that doesn't linger. Nice, frothy lacing.
Smell: Toasty malts, maple syrup, slight coffee notes, raisins (?).
Taste: Robust malts that fall away too fast. Interesting combination of spices leading to a burnt sugar/diner coffee finish. Thick and clingy. Disappointing.
Mouthfeel: Heavy, heavy carbonation that makes it unpleasant to savor. Like someone brewed up some malted soda pop.
Overall: I like Firestone, and this was a decent attempt, but the brew lacks the follow through I feel it ought to have. I don't see myself getting up for another bottle.
09-19-2012 06:28:43 | More by The_Kings_Quart
Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,007 ratings.