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Velvet Merlin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,099 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,099
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 186
Gots: 241 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

JKV96, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Axnjxn, Apr 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

terence, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jabo134, Apr 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

jbertsch, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

cbcrunch, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

darcange, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

JohnBender, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

ccurrid, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Uanof
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: as dark as darkness with dark brown hues towards the edges, 1" head at the most but it quickly went away leaving a fine tan layer of foam on the beer.

S: smells like grains and oats with some decent coffee aromatics.

T: ccoffee is slightly more pronounced on the palate than on the nose with sharp grain notes it leaves an almost unnoticeable soapy aftertaste.

M: it has a fulfilling well rounded body, clean and somewhat dry.

O: there's no doubt that FW knows what they're doing and this beer shows well the excellent control they have at the time of brewing.

Uanof, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

larryarms847, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of auee92
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Muted coffee and chocolate, with a hint of motor oil. This smells like a low gravity stout.

Appearance: Deep black in appearance, thin head, tan foam, dissipating slowly giving way to nice light lacing.

taste: Sweet with almost no bitter aftertaste.

Palate: Light to medium body, creamy, slick, soft to no carbonation,

Overall: For a low gravity stout, this is not bad. Reminiscent of a Porter, with hints of flavoring, but not really my definition of a stout.

auee92, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Juno_Malone, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Bnjmnlws, Apr 09, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a deep ruby brown with a thin head. Smells of chocolate, raisins, and lightly burnt toast. Flavor is big on malts, dried fruits, medium roast coffee and chocolate malts. Fruity esters and earthy hops. Finishes really dry. Mouthfeel is fairly light and prickly. I expected fuller from an oatmeal stout. This is a really solid stout. If it were a little lighter in alcohol, I could session this. I love the dryness in this.

goochpunch, Apr 09, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle (bottled 12/20/13) to DFH signature glass, 2 finger mocha colored head. dark black colored beer

a - chocolate, light roast

t - fairly mild, some coffee, nutty, some dark fruits

m - nice and creamy, medium body, lower carb, very drinkable

o - solid oatmeal stout, this is a good 'session' stout for sure. i could easily polish of a few of these.

maxcoinage, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ScubaSteve00, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Gregaroo, Apr 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

pisano, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

lehueve, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

judkinst, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Ace1117, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

outlaw1323, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

MrGone, Apr 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

drone, Apr 06, 2014
Velvet Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,099 ratings.