Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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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Reviews:
700
Ratings:
3,101
pDev:
9.75%
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Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
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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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Agriverbear
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chill-i-am
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SailIntoTheStout
4.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SiepJones
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brendanwlake
4.92/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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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4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16oz draft pour into a pint glass boasts a deep dark brown body and maintains a constant 1/8in cream colored head, leaving no lacing.

Very subtle roast coffee aroma, if any. I absolutely do not get the 'robust' from the notes until the aftertaste.

Flavors include cocoa powder, slight coffee at first and a lingering stronger roast coffee bean aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is perfect for an oatmeal stout. Creamy but not thick.

Overall a great example of the style and par for the course as FW goes.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 edition. Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Very dark black brown. Light head but great lacing. Wonderful nutty chocolate smell and taste. Very smooth and easy to drink for a stout. Great beer.

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3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,101 ratings