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Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,286 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,286
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 264
Gots: 393 | FT: 82
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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New Hampshire

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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New Hampshire

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Idaho

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

Review/Rating No. 800, celebrated with Batch 001 of Velvet Merkin in celebration of the birth of my first son. Split with my brother into pint glasses.

A: Nearly opaque with tan head and lace. Decent retention and lacing.

S&T: Sweet whiskey and vanilla...chocolate, some burnt barley, and oak. Toasted sugars from front to back, caramel? Definitely some toasted coconut and some almonds and hazelnuts. Coffee as it warms. Warmth on the finish but no booze really. This is a lighter body and bourbon presence than I was expecting.

MF: Medium-full bodied, but lighter than I thought it would be. Definitely smooth, but the oats aren't as apparent as I thought/hoped they'd be.

O: A good beer that didn't quite live up to the hype for me. Firestone Walker has ridiculous expectations set on their barrel-aged beers, and rightfully so as most of them are near perfect. This one, for me, was missing body and lower on aromas/flavors of bourbon than I wanted. Still an excellent BA oatmeal stout that is lower in ABV.

03-21-2014 14:33:57 | More by Scotchboy
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Illinois

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Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,286 ratings.