Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,231 ratings.