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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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90
outstanding

2,216 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,216
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 200
Gots: 283 | 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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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Froth fell flat soon after the pour, leaving a dark stout with a slight amber glow.
Aroma was well tuned, perfectly hopped.
Tasted overwhelmingly a dark roasted coffee and cocao without a lot of bitter hop aftertaste.
The texture was smooth, but not as thick as it could have been for a stout in the 5% range.

Overall-- a great stout that's a little too high gravity and under carbonated (my huntch is that nitro could make this a crazy stout).

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Ethanol4one, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark coffee black with a tan head that dissipates relatively fast. A lot of roast and black coffee on the nose with subtle chocolatey undertones. The taste is creamy and smooth with plenty of black coffee and a noticeable oatmeal presence. There is some metallic and sour presence on the finish but this is not unwelcome. This is a really smooth stout with about as much to offer as an oatmeal stout needs to offer. Probably the best basic oatmeal stout I've had.

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Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,216 ratings.