1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Velvet MerkinVelvet Merkin

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,582 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,582
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 299
Gots: 583 | FT: 102
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,582 | Reviews: 213 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jimba
4.92/5  rDev +14.7%

jimba, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of troupos40
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%

troupos40, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

IvoryFoxhole, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of mjc3151
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mjc3151, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of sirhc3034
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

sirhc3034, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of RebornStussy
5/5  rDev +16.6%

RebornStussy, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of sordyl
5/5  rDev +16.6%

sordyl, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of JakeDebus
4/5  rDev -6.8%

JakeDebus, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4/5  rDev -6.8%

ChrisISO_SJ, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Tafyob41
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Tafyob41, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of ErinIvy13
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%

ErinIvy13, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of WesM63
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

WesM63, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of AndrewSmith
4/5  rDev -6.8%

AndrewSmith, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Hop_head22
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%

Hop_head22, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Norseman
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Norseman, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of dirtyhalos
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

dirtyhalos, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of cocoapuph
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

cocoapuph, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Stillyman11
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%

Stillyman11, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of indianabeerman
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

indianabeerman, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Benesi88
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%

Benesi88, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of jstout26
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jstout26, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of BigDaddy79
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

BigDaddy79, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of Flight317
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

I was quite satisfied with this brew. It's an oatmeal stout not a Russian imperial or American double. Those that say it feels a bit thin should rethink what it is they are drinking. I've had their regular oatmeal stout and it is one of the creamiest mouthfeels I can remember. This one follows suit with the bourbon barrel love. Oak, vanilla, booze, chocolate, a bit of a coffee taste and all around luxury. I rate my beers based off of the best I've had of the style and how much I enjoy it. This may be the only bourbon oatmeal stout I've had and it's great so 4.5 it is. Don't stack this one up beside parabola and judge it, drink it for what it is, what it was meant to be, and enjoy!

Flight317, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of drmcleod10
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

drmcleod10, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of Ludwigkpa
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Ludwigkpa, Oct 29, 2014
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,582 ratings.