Nitro Merlin | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout has been transformed into a mindblowing mouthful known as Nitro Merlin Milk Stout. The new ingredient is lactose, a.k.a. milk sugar. When Velvet Merlin is brewed with milk sugar to create Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, the effect is similar to adding cream to your dark roasted coffee. The wizardry comes via “nitro,” the brewing nickname for nitrogen gas. Exclusively on draft.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,047
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
249
pDev:
7.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
71
Trade:
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Photo of Hooley
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeverSettle
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: It pours black with a frothy, tan head that has excellent head retention.

Smell: It has a sweet chocolate aroma with some roast and hints of oats.

Taste: It has a roast, chocolate and coffee combination up front. There are some cocoa elements with a defined sweetness to it.

Feel: It is extremely creamy with next to no bitterness.

Overall, an excellent beer with complex combinations of roast and chocolate and a velvety texture. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mike22ne
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured hard from the can.

Looks great, dark brown with ruby edges and a lovely dense creamy tan head.
Smells good, creamy milk chocolate and light coffee.
Tastes great, chocolate, dark caramel, cocoa, and coffee with cream. Low bitternes.
Nice feel, light and smooth.

Overall a very nice version of an already good stout. Definitely worth a try!

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Photo of MGibbons
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet at center city Houston yardhouse.

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Photo of Gdobber
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

can into a tulip.
Look: A dark brown almost black. looks thick. Aggressive pour with 3 finger mocha dense head.
Smell: hershey syrup chocolate, toasted malt, toast, dark chocolate
Taste: Cocoa, nuts, nice and malty, spices
Feel: smooth and syrupy like pouring chocolate syrup in your mouth. Nice and creamy
Overall: delicious like mocha merlin but nice and thick. great beer like everything firestone makes.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joedonlon13
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Intresting how this one is canned and the instructions on the pour, great drinking, smooth, roasty and chocolatey in all the right ways.

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Photo of Hackattack
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really good offering from FW Brewing. Dark, rich, nutty, cream- in- coffee-like flavor. The major roasted malt influence makes this a malty brew lovers must try!

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Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nitro Merlin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 249 ratings