Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -2.1%
2013 Vintage, poured into a snifter in celebration of my 10 year high school reunion
A- pours a nearly pitch black color with a small khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge, with a bit of lace left behind as it settles 4.25
S- aroma of chocolate walnut fudge mixed with sweet caramel/toffee malt, lots of bourbon juice aroma mixed with some oaky vanilla, smoky roasted notes with toasted marshmallow 4.25
T- dark chocolaty malt base up front with a nice smoothness from the oats, the barrel provides lots of barrel juice flavor with hints of oak, vanilla and caramel. Nutty sweet finish with mire bourbon on the linger 4.25
M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish, just a bit thin overall 3.75
O- lots of bourbon coming from this one, even after a year of aging. Perhaps due to the base beer being a bit lower in alcohol. Still a nice chocolaty bourbon bomb that is a slow sipper for sure 4.25
08-31-2014 17:27:30 | More by Treyliff
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,291 ratings.