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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
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2,106 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,106
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 187
Gots: 246 | 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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Velvet Merlin. Bottled on 12/20/13.

Pours out of the bottle with a lovely head abound. Lighter color foam, but nice and foamy and dimply. Looks dark and delectable.

Sweet malts with a friendly roasty character. Notes of dark cocoa and toffee with a faint lacto-sweetness. Kiss of evergreen from the hops with a turn of fruitiness.

Nice and chewy body with that oaty bitterness. The roasted malts has a dark cocoa flavor and a bit of char. Almost in the favor of burnt sugars, but it's not as sweet as most milk stouts. It still has a bit of that lacticity, in the way that some coffees have a higher acidity. A little nutty. Could use burlier notes. Carbonation is almost ideal, but perhaps short on the light side. A good winter stout with a mild hop presence.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,106 ratings.