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Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,240 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,240
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 259
Gots: 377 | FT: 78
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oatmeal stout aged in a >10 year old Heaven Hill bourbon barrel.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 11-20-2008)
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MattSweatshirt

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black pour with ruby highlight at the bottom of the glass. Light brown head. Leaves some lacing.

The Merkin tempts you with a sweet chocolate, toffee, and bourbony aroma. Soft oak and coconut barrel.

The flavor is amazing with chocolate, vanilla, coffee roastiness, bourbon, and barrel character.

Smooth medium bodied beer with plenty of tingly carbonation.

Really well done.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2013 02:26:33 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,240 ratings.