Mocha Merlin
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Mocha MerlinMocha Merlin
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From:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #85
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,729
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 8.71%
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
590
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 30, 2023
Added:
Oct 25, 2014
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  104
Formerly Velvet Mocha Merlin
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can from Boise Co-op. Silky black pour, thin skin of beige head. Aroma is coffee, although rather light. Taste is roasty bitterness, both coffee and malts. Chocolate is light or so well blended that its difficult to distinguish from the coffee, except for a hint of sweetness. Nice weight and feel.
Nov 30, 2023
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from can into tulip, good 2 finger dark tan head, great retention and lacing. Jet black in the glass. Smells of roasted coffee and cocoa. Taste follows the nose, nice roast, prickly carbonation and a good clean finish with residual chocolate on the palate.
Mar 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.07 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.87 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by Sinister from New York

Feb 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by VashonGuy from Washington

Nov 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by cd34 from Illinois

Oct 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Aug 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.37 by Radcpa from Washington

Jul 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by RickS95 from Indiana

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by einman from Minnesota

Jun 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by lic217 from Connecticut

May 16, 2019
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Rated by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Imagine drinking coffee with at little beer in there. Still enjoyed it though, but will be some time before I choose to repeat.
May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Kurmaraja from California

Apr 29, 2019
 
Rated: 2.37 by ronniebruner from Arizona

Apr 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Apr 23, 2019
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very dark, opaque brown, almost black with a decent creamy milk chocolate head that subsides to just a persistent thin layer but does produce a bit of lacing.
The aroma is roasted malt, coffee and just a hint of cream.
The taste is toasted malt up front, coffee followed by milk chocolate, slightly sweet, finishing with a bite of roasted grain and coffee.
The body is light for oatmeal stout, but fairly smooth.
Overall it's a very enjoyable, tasty brew.
Apr 21, 2019
Mocha Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 590 ratings