Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at Acre for Faux-BAB.
Pours black with a lingering off-white head.
Aroma is some bourbon and wood notes, malty with some roastyness. The base oatmeal stout is evident, but leans toward a neutral malty smell that doesn't add much.
Upfront taste is bourbon, wood, roasted malts, a little chocolate, and a slight bitterness. Finish is more barrel-forward with bourbon, wood, and vanilla mixing with a light bitter chocolate flavor. Lingering bourbon and roasted malts.
Medium body and creamy with low to medium carbonation.
Pretty good. The base oatmeal stout still shines through the barrel aging treatment. Nice to see they didn't overpower the original beer's flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
05-26-2012 15:55:42 | More by sidetracked
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Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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