Velvet Merkin | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our decadent Oatmeal Stout lovingly aged in Bourbon barrels. Beautiful chocolate, espresso and vanilla-bourbon aromas hold your nose hostage. Rich dark chocolate truffle, bourbon and espresso create a dangerously smooth and incredibly drinkable barrel aged Oatmeal Stout. Hoarding tendencies may occur.

Added by t0rin0 on 11-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,115
Reviews:
410
Ratings:
2,576
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So excited for this one! 2016 vintage. Poured from the bomber into a snifter. Pours jet black, relatively thick, but not tar-like, with an inch of khaki head that dissipated slowly and left some fluffy lacing on the side of the glass, which I didn't expect. Looks beautiful in the glass, opaque and creamy with a beautiful head. Smell is off the charts! Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, marshmallows, oak, and a small whiff of booze. Taste follows suit, bringing huge, bold flavors of bourbon, vanilla, toasted grains, burnt sugar, oats, and everything you expect from a bourbon barrel stout, but with the booze much more restrained and not overpowering at all. Feel is very full bodied, fluffy, creamy, luxurious, decadent, and perfect. Overall, I'm so happy to have found this, to join the club of those who have tried Proprietor's Reserve, and to have experienced it! A rare 5/5.

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Delicious does not do it justice!

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Velvet Merkin from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,576 ratings