Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin

Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin

Rated 3.714 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Paso Robles, CA, United States

Style:  Oatmeal Stout

8.5% Alcohol by Volume

33 International Bittering Units

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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. ABV - 8.5 IBU - 33 Fermentation - British Ale (House) Malts - Maris Otter, 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, English Dark Caramel, Medium Caramel, Carafa Malt, Oats (15%) hops 100% US Grown Fuggle Hops

ID: 46264 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank977
Overall Percentile98.2
Style Rank10 of 389
Style Percentile97.4
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.250
Weighted Score3.714
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SIGMUND 6748 reviews
    rated 4.5 3 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    355 ml bottle in cardboard box, vintage 2017, from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. ABV is 8.5%. Black colour, large tan head. Aroma of roast malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Smooth flavour with the same elements, not too sweet, moderate hops. A very enjoyable beer.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.6 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Taps barely translucent caramel with a decent buff head. Aroma presents a sharp alcohol note like cognac or some other strong liquor, followed by roast malt, woody and nutty notes. Flavor continues the sharp alcohol but ups the malt, woody and nutty tones while adding a bit of chocolate. Mouthfeel delivers fair body but strong, sassy fizz. Get velvety.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A HUGE thank you to Slowrunner77 for this gem. I split this beer 4-ways and it was OUTSTANDING. It was a massive stout. Deep complex flavors - chocolate, vanilla, licorice, wood. The barrel aging is evident, however, the stout sweetness was more apparent. I loved this beer, but I liked Parabola a shade more. THANK YOU CHRIS!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Ohmygawd! Was hoping, but not expecting this to be on par with Parabola, a much bigger beer. I was a little worried this would be thin, as it is well under 9% - far less than any other FW barrel project beer. Silly me. The aroma is a tapestry of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coconut and wood. No trace of alcohol. It looks and feels like liquid silk, the abv actually preferred over the 13%ers. Flavor nearly matches the aroma and adds a graham cracker.smores complexity. Faaaantasic beer. Can't wait to have it again. I should probably up the acore. Aroma and feel are 9.5's, easy... What a treat!

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