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Velvet Merkin - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,468 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 289
Gots: 522 | FT: 97
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%

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a thin half finger, mocha colored head. The smell is very well balanced between the bourbon and the oatmeal malt. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, slight booze. Actually quite a delicious nose. The flavor is predominantly the bourbon and the wood. The stout it self gets somewhat buried. Maybe a bigger, higher abv, stout would hold up better to this barrel. The mouthfeel is also slightly thin. Overall, this is quite a good beer, however, the complex nose is more intriguing than the flavor.

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Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.