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Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,327 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,327
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 284
Gots: 425 | FT: 87
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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Ratings: 1,327 | Reviews: 183 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

WoostaBia, Sunday at 02:58 AM
Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a totally opaque black-brown almost black color with a one finger head in a snifter. Oak, fruit, and chocolate in the aroma. I really like the oak in this beer-it's not pronounced,but it has a special quality. It combines well with the chocolate, which deepens the oak.

The mouth feel was very carbonated.

The body of the beer is on the lighter side compared to other barrel aged beers, yet it does not detract from the complexity of the beer.

The oak melds well with the chocolate in the taste. The oatmeal presence is not too strong.

There is a bitterness to the finish which works well with the light body.

The beer is different than other beers in the barrel aged series. The finish is not alcoholic and it's lower in ABV.

Overall, another excellent beer from the Firestone Walker barrel Aged series and I was fortunate to find a bottle.

brureview, Sunday at 02:31 AM
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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%

Mcooly, Sunday at 02:28 AM
Photo of jdhasse
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very enjoyable, but was hoping for better. Would chose Parabola over this one.

jdhasse, Sunday at 02:17 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

OtisCampbell, Saturday at 11:53 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

adhokk7, Saturday at 10:29 PM
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

KangarooRat, Friday at 02:49 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

atpca, Thursday at 10:15 PM
Photo of trippytbta
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Bottle poured into tulip

A: pours very dark brown almost black, light khaki head

S: oats and bourbon

T: kind of a typical Oatmeal stout taste, BuT you do really get the barrel coming through with bourbon, oak, and vanilla.

M: silky and great carbonation

Overall: if your a big fan of oatmeal stouts this is for you. I wanted something a little more crazy, but it is a great representation of the style and as always great barrel aging

trippytbta, Thursday at 02:51 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

parris, Wednesday at 11:47 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Juan611, Wednesday at 05:08 PM
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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HugoSnyder, Sep 17, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +7.2%

winningwes91, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

bigred89, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

spoonhawk, Sep 14, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%

JDeming, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

brpendergast85, Sep 13, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -13.3%

mykill84, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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beerMeporfa, Sep 05, 2014
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,327 ratings.