Firestone Walker 'Velvet Merlin' Oatmeal Stout

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Firestone Walker 'Velvet Merlin' Oatmeal Stout. 5.5% abv. 27 IBU. Black in color. A finger of creamy beige head falls quickly to a scattered surface and ring. Low-moderate retention. Very little lacing. Nose of grain, cocoa, bread. Front taste of rich malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla notes. Aftertaste of oat, herbal hops, milk chocolate on the sustain. Medium-full body. Mouthfeel is creamy, silky, rich.

This is a fine oatmeal stout. As the name implies, it is indeed velvety smooth. The oatmeal comes through in the aftertaste and the silky texture. The chocolate and coffee flavors go well with the oatmeal taste. Highly recommended.

From the brewery:

"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."

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