Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Velvet Merlin Oatmeal StoutVelvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout

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

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.

Added by largadeer on 11-13-2008

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark brown/black with a surprisingly fast clearing head.

S - A hit of fresh roasted coffee, some minerally/grainy touches. A undercurrent of sweetness.

T - Initial hints of smoke and roast fade quickly to a full on sweet grain explosion. There is an almost savory/buttery/umami quality to the finish.

M - Perfect chewiness for the style, the viscosity brings to mind a higher ABV (which works for me, watery stouts be damned)

O - A very solid offering into a style that doesn't always bring too much excitement (minus the Imperial and BA versions). Very drinkable, with enough complexity to satisfy the connoisseur as well.

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Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,105 ratings