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Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,291 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,291
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 266
Gots: 394 | FT: 81
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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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

Had this beer on tap at Eulogy during Philly Beer Week. Met brewery owner David Walker, who mentioned that this beer will never be made again. Thus, I had at least 3 glasses of this (all served in a snifter).

Pours a jet black with nice little head that fades. Smells of chocolate & bourbon with a nice wood component to it. Tastes wonderful. Rich & creamy, it's like a beer and a desert all wrapped in one. I savored this one quite a bit and was blown away by the sheer awesomeness of a beer of this magnitude.

If you can find it, buy it and drink now!

06-02-2012 13:19:32 | More by jwhancher
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Davihaw

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-31-2012 23:04:59 | More by Davihaw
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woodyhardboner

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Hopinista

Nevada

5/5  rDev +16.6%

22 oz bomber poured into a rastal snifter.

A: Black. Pours moderately thick, small tan head rises and dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing.

S: Really strong bourbon aroma upfront, followed by some vanilla and roasty malts on the back, very pleasing aroma.

T: Bourbon upfront, but not in a hot, burn your mouth off kind of way, very pleasant oak flavor. Next is straight up milk chocolate, almost like a milkshake. Some bitter chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts on the back.

M: Thick, smooth, and extremely creamy. Very moderate carbonation, this beer is probably the easiest drinking 8.5% ABV out there.

O: There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this beer. Up until I tried this Parabola was my favorite all time beer, and this has surpassed this. Everyone needs to seek this out and try it at least once.

10-14-2013 17:37:53 | More by Hopinista
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-11-2013 01:39:40 | More by AOShabaz
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PZBREW

Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Ryburr

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-18-2011 04:14:16 | More by Ryburr
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Scepter

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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FishPondManager

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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honkduh

Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-05-2011 01:30:44 | More by honkduh
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Eriktheipaman

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-23-2013 02:17:42 | More by Eriktheipaman
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xombii13

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-23-2014 05:02:28 | More by xombii13
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sillyhed8

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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JVB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-29-2013 21:46:05 | More by JVB
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GregDuB65

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-16-2014 02:48:16 | More by GregDuB65
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xraided81

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-13-2011 07:30:54 | More by xraided81
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oldsailor

Nevada

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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stevenocheltree

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Idaho

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-08-2013 06:56:56 | More by Vimarsh
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,291 ratings.