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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,922 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,922
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 173
Gots: 203 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Velvet Merlin pours an oily black with a small tan head on top. A few spots of lace stick to the glass as the foam fades away.

The aroma has nice roast and chocolate notes with hints of coffee and an earthy nuttiness.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is creamy with moderate carbonation and an oily body. The flavor is rich with roasted malt, chocolate, toasted oats and nuts. It finishes with a little vanilla, a hint of sour cherry, and a touch of grassy bitterness. Once gone the chocolate and vanilla lingers on the palate.

A very tasty beer that should be allowed to warm so the flavors can expose themselves. Great mouthfeel and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout

12 oz. bottle ,Bottled on dating ( "01/09/14") etched onto the neck of the bottle.

Pours near black, mocha head, stays nicely and leaves low sheeting and thicker strands of lace.

Chocolate and some vanilla on the nose.

Thick and flavorful, with more milk chocolate and smooth dark malt notes. Dry finish but maintains a quite moderate hop presence. Nicely done and well worth a try if ya see this available in your local area.

Serving type: bottle

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,922 ratings.