Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.78/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A: A dark but not opaque chestnut color with little-to-no head and some oil slick patterns.
S: Wood, roast, oats, vanilla, pipe tobacco, and a slight bourbon bite.
T: Chocolate, hazelnuts and walnuts, vanilla, a hint of coconut. The bourbon character comes through as it warms in the mouth. The finish is very bold and roasted; not bitter at all.
M: Velvety, but a bit thin with some syrupy character, more like a nut brown ale in body, but the robust flavor boosts the mouthfeel. The alcohol heat appears mostly in the back of the throat.
O: I'm quite impressed. Velvet Merlin is a great oatmeal stout but the other reviews had me worried about this one. While not the most amazing barrel-aged stout, this is an excellent brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 00:05:41 | More by 01001111
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.