Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.93/5 rDev +14.9%
A - Opaque black color with a pretty big brown tinted head that hangs around for a while.
S - toasty coffee beans, some vanilla and a good smell of malts. Awesome.
T - the taste just follows right where the smell left off. The toasted malt and coffee beans flow right into a little taste of vanilla that flows beautifully into a bourbon taste right at the end.
M - creamy lightly carbonated and incredibly smooth. Even with the small bourbon bite at the end, it goes down easy.
O - literally one of the best beers I've ever had. The velvet merlin was already great and the aging in bourbon barrels just enhances every aspect of it. I'd recommend it to anyone that's gonna be around the brewery since it's only on tap.
02-21-2012 16:54:23 | More by amart79
4.91/5 rDev +14.5%
Wow.... I've read all of the reviews on here about poor mouth feel of this beer.... I truly disagree with all of those reviews. This beer is fantastic! I'm thoroughly impressed with the unique flavor profile... Great chocolate, malt, dark fruit etc. True.... It's no bourbon county in terms of mouth feel but truly a great drive king experience in terms of flavor. FBGM
11-23-2013 00:49:11 | More by cde1218
4.84/5 rDev +12.8%
This BBA oatmeal stout lives up to the hype and more. Hints of vanilla, bourbon and roasted malt flow throughout the nose and taste. An exquisite pleasure to drink. Not overly boozy at all. Creamy and smooth. Love the mouthfeel on this. Wish I had a case. Firestone Walker are the masters of stouts and barrels. I highly recommend searching this out. I was lucky enough to get 2 on trade from the bottle release. It develops even more as it warms up. Cheers to an almost perfect oatmeal stout.
11-09-2013 00:58:07 | More by Mersh
4.83/5 rDev +12.6%
I have been looking forward to trying this ever since trying Velvet Merlin in December. Thank you goes to Brouwerij Lane for getting this and pouring me more than my share.
A-dark brown with a half inch head tan there is great lacing went along with a decent espresso like color.
S-solid bourbon with vanilla and earthy notes which all complemented the roast malt and oat base.
T-this delivers the goods, it is not at all boozy, but wonderful bourbon carmel favors that have wonderful oak undertones. This is an amazing accomplishment.
M-thick and definitely in the sipper category. Just a touch of heat from the bourbon left a great burn in the aftertaste. I could sip this for days, so rewarding.
O-I thought I might never try this but so glad I did. This is e future of beer, some day it will be bottled and I will be there. Fantastic!
04-08-2012 22:58:01 | More by unclejazz
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,286 ratings.