Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Velvet Merlin Oatmeal StoutVelvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout
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
Ratings:
3,079
Reviews:
696
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
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Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateMac13
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BSEDS
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harryhops
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dur921
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark mahogany bordering on black with a coffee colored head that quickly dissipates.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, whole grain bread, caramel, and fig.

Taste is nice bitter coffee and chocolate notes followed by malty bread notes and fig and plumb. It has a thick mouthfeel (full bodied) with a creamy smoothness balanced by the dry bitter finish.

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Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickKellyCT
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Capsfan90
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tradershmulie
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chalkda01
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours black with slight ruby tones at the bottom of the glass. solid white head as well.

smells very sweet, like cream-milk.

taste is very sweet with a creamy dry finish, if that makes sense. goes down smooth but the cream-flavored finish is a bit off.

overall a pretty good beer but nothing spectacular. there are other stouts/porters that i would drink over this. not bad at all but far from great in my book.

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Photo of obriendes46
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice cove taste. Good oatmeal stout. I prefer stouts a little creamier. That's my preference - yours may be different.

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Photo of Maznoc
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 10/6/15 into pint glass. Pours a dark ruby-black with just a slight hint of color at the edge. Tan head dissipates rapidly. Initial impression is mildly chocolate with a slightly sweet malt backbone. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin for an oatmeal stout. Very smooth, though. Perhaps not my favorite oatmeal stout, but well worth a try.

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Photo of FightinIrish88
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carolvs
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 3,079 ratings.
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