Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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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#4,083
Reviews:
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3,106
pDev:
9.75%
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12 fl oz brown glass bottle served into a N'ice Chouffe stem-goblet in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are pretty high; I love stouts.

A: Pours a one finger head of good cream, good thickness, and pretty good retention - though the ABV is merely average. Colour is a nontransparent dark brown-black.

Sm: Chocolate, heavy oats, caramel, and light nuts. Very appealing. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Oats are dominant, with notes of chocolate, caramel, and light nuts atop. Complex and balanced. Quite nicely built. It's not layered, but it has a depth of flavour I don't usually experience in oatmeal stouts. Often, oats are there just to smooth things out, but here, they're a dominant flavour and it suits the profile quite nicely. Bravo.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but not too thick or thin. Suits the flavour quite well.

Dr: Very drinkable. I quite fancy it. I'd love to try this on draught. Quite a nice flavorful brew. Give her a spin, lads.

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Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,106 ratings