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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Ratings:
3,070
Reviews:
694
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
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Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Super dark brown. Thin, creamy head.
Very little aroma, but hints of malt, char, and metal.
Tastes dark, roasty, and a little charred. Some bitterness at the end. A little woody. Not super robust or complex, but still quite good.
The smoothness is the star. Great level of smoothness from the oats. Not too heavy.

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Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 3,070 ratings.
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