Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A decadent oatmeal stout. Velvet Merlin offers robust cocoa and espresso aromas with subtle American hop nuances. Rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish create the perfect balance in this full-bodied stout. Ideal for sipping in the winter months or at the end of a meal.

Original name was "Velvet Merkin", but name was changed when it began to be bottled in 2010.

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pDev:
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Appearance: Pours from nitro can a firm black with ruby highlights. Big creamy khaki head.

Aroma: Coffee and bittersweet cocoa. Nice.

Taste: Smooth with a bitter coffee and roasty cocoa flavor all over. Solid and no problem getting this down.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cola black color, medium light carbonation, slight creamy feel. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, bourbon candy, coffee and brown sugar. The taste is sweet but not overdone and it makes it taste like a bourbon beer candy. It's incredibly smooth and flavorful and the different flavors blend togethor really well

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Delicious beer with incredible smelling notes in the glass. Drank in a thin wine glass. Tastes and smells boozy but low ABV. Taste lingers in mouth. Fabulous.

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Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,110 ratings