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Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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95
world-class

1,307 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,307
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 274
Gots: 398 | FT: 81
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

strangebrew321, Jun 07, 2014
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4.66/5  rDev +8.6%

Serving Type: 22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter.

Appearance: Pours black, pitch black. No ruby on the edges.

Smell: Big bourbon on the nose, roasted chocolate, dark fruits, lovely aroma.

Taste: Bourbon up front, some roasted chocolate, some dark fruits, cherries, some bitterness, really smooth, the flavors flow very nice. Some alcohol. Flavors become prevalent as beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, some bitterness on the tongue, the alcohol has a warming effect on the palate, but nice smooth, silky mouthfeel, not too thick like an imperial stout, but thickness is present.

Overall: World class beer, lovely aroma, great flavor, not overwhelming, the bourbon dominates on the front end but some great flavors smoothly flow in the beer. There is bitterness that I did not expect with an oatmeal stout, but overall, world class beer. I wish I would have picked up a few more to cellar. This is the 2013 edition that I tasted in June 2014. Definitely worth a try when available.

Catracho5, Jun 07, 2014
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PG2G, Jun 06, 2014
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rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.