Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +16.6%
Had this beer on tap at Eulogy during Philly Beer Week. Met brewery owner David Walker, who mentioned that this beer will never be made again. Thus, I had at least 3 glasses of this (all served in a snifter).
Pours a jet black with nice little head that fades. Smells of chocolate & bourbon with a nice wood component to it. Tastes wonderful. Rich & creamy, it's like a beer and a desert all wrapped in one. I savored this one quite a bit and was blown away by the sheer awesomeness of a beer of this magnitude.
If you can find it, buy it and drink now!
06-02-2012 13:19:32 | More by jwhancher
5/5 rDev +16.6%
22 oz bomber poured into a rastal snifter.
A: Black. Pours moderately thick, small tan head rises and dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing.
S: Really strong bourbon aroma upfront, followed by some vanilla and roasty malts on the back, very pleasing aroma.
T: Bourbon upfront, but not in a hot, burn your mouth off kind of way, very pleasant oak flavor. Next is straight up milk chocolate, almost like a milkshake. Some bitter chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts on the back.
M: Thick, smooth, and extremely creamy. Very moderate carbonation, this beer is probably the easiest drinking 8.5% ABV out there.
O: There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this beer. Up until I tried this Parabola was my favorite all time beer, and this has surpassed this. Everyone needs to seek this out and try it at least once.
10-14-2013 17:37:53 | More by Hopinista
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,286 ratings.