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Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,211 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,211
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 258
Gots: 366 | FT: 77
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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-02-2014 14:12:33 | More by Geoff413
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-01-2014 03:47:22 | More by randyb0007
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roger617

Indiana

3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage, reviewed 6/30/2014. Bomber poured into snifter.

A: Black in color, pours with a little over a finger of off-white head that reduces fairly quickly and leaves a medium sized collar. Not much lacing to speak of.
S: For a bourbon barrel stout, this comes across as pretty mellow. I get a little bourbon, a little roast, a little grains, and on the back end a pleasant and complimentary smokiness.
T: I get the bourbon up front, oats and grain in the middle, and a smooth mellow bourbon finish. That flavor is very smooth, and quite enjoyable.
M: This is a little more thin that I would hope for, but it leaves a rich feeling as an after taste that I really enjoy.
O: Firestone Walker never seems to disappoint, and this is no exception. Velvet Merkin is a well done beer that everyone should make sure to try.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 01:04:43 | More by roger617
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Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-30-2014 23:06:10 | More by PZBREW
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-30-2014 21:52:58 | More by MWolverines66
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-30-2014 20:42:22 | More by BeastLU
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leaversuch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-30-2014 13:46:28 | More by leaversuch
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-30-2014 05:33:17 | More by lonestarstate97
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-29-2014 20:50:49 | More by CasanovaCummins
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-27-2014 18:46:46 | More by Bushwacker393
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Arizona

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Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a reddish hue. Slight tan head with little retention.

Smells of chocolate, lightly toasted marshmallow, vanilla. Woody.

The toasted marshmallow is front and center. Milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee.

Mouthfeel is out of this world. Super smooth, soft, and full.

I love the bourbon effect on this one. It's mild, almost subtle. Not boozy at all and melds well.

Serving type: bottle

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California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-23-2014 00:11:23 | More by wyatt13
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Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-22-2014 22:17:09 | More by WhoWeCallMeat
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,211 ratings.