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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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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,613
Reviews:
699
Ratings:
3,091
pDev:
9.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Trade:
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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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Photo of kayroy
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RodSmith
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

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

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

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

Photo of Eman17
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
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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Photo of puck1225
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

Photo of Franderosa
4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite "oatmeals"!

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4.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stout_beast
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a thin semi-annual head that dissipated within about a good thirty seconds. Light lacing traced around the glass. The smell had a dark chocolate overcoating a deep dark grain (oatmeal I’m suspecting). The taste was mainly roasty sweet chocolate with a delicate yet sharp bitter coffee to balance. Light chocolate aftertaste amplifies a dry silky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed to be appropriate for the style and it was good to me. Overall, this was a wonderful oatmeal stout by Firestone Walker.

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Photo of Nugget40
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AmitC
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bengonz91
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lccrunchy
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,091 ratings
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