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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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2,524 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,524
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 207
Gots: 387 | FT: 8
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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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,524 ratings.