Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 922 | Reviews: 152 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by arizcards:
4.38/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a bomber Reserve Series 001 from BevMo on 10-12-13 for $14.99. Bottled on 8/23/13.
Beer poured cola brown with a nice tan head that is leaving lacing behind.
Nose is wonderful, chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon.
Taste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts.
Mouthfeel is disappointing, light to medium bodied and not overly smooth.
Overall this brew rocks! With the flavor and nose one expects a viscous brew but other than that this is worthy of trying if you can scarce up a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2013 01:30:31 | More by arizcards
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Had on tap at New World Tavern.
Appearance: low carbonation, 1/4 inch head, opaque, black in color
Smell: dark chocolate, oak, and bourbon
Taste: Deep bourbon taste, dark and milk chocolate, with touch of vanilla
Mouthfeel: sweet, oaky, and roasty, heavy body, moderate carbonation
Overall: Wow. Every barrel aged beer FireStone Walker has done has been lights out amazing and worth every penny. This one is no different. I love the depth of the barrel aging and yet this still has a lot of stout to it. One of the best beers I have had in a while.
Serving type: on-tap
02-28-2014 19:58:15 | More by tigg924
4/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.
Poured a black hue with a two finger foamy tan head. There was decent retention and lacing.
The smell featured roasted malts a d a touch of charcoal.
The flavor was likewise roasted with a touch of sweetness and a hint of black licorice.
The mouthfeel was toward tge fuller side of the style.
Overall a tasty oatmeal stout.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2014 22:35:03 | More by plaid75
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.