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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This is our Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels and it just won the 2010 and 2011 Gold medal at the GABF for barrel aged beers!!! This beer goes into the barrels as a roasty dark chocolate, coffee accented mild mannered stout and comes out transformed as a milk chocolate, smooth dark cherry, vanilla and coconut infused masterpiece. We are incredibly proud of this beer and it seems as though it was always meant to be a barrel aged brew. 100% Oak Barrel Aged


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
popway (145) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
so, this goes in the right direction. I got the last bottle tonight and watched Caddyshack (a good pairing). Now, the nose goes to the sweet heavy alch alley, and the light brown tea reading clouds lace the pond of translucent black. The mouthfeel is light for this type of beer, so swishing it in my mouth was helpful. But being in the Bourbon-barrel aged catagory, it leaves me a bit underwhelemed in the company of KBS and BCBS, and Boris the Crusher. But I was able to get throught the bottle without zonking out.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1035) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, oh yes. Aroma is oatmeal, chocolate, bourbon, barrel, roasted malt, coffee, sweet, really good. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, poured slightly thin. Taste is oatmeal, chocolate, marshmallow, barrel, bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, delicious. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, delicious oatmeal, chocolate aftertaste. Overall, a lovely lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4344) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
CBC16, red session, tap. Near black with a light tan head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, red berries, barre, vanilla). Flavor medium+ sweet, fruity, barrel, some alcohol. Almost full body, smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5441) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Creamy smell and taste with chocolate and bourbon. Similar taste with milk chocolate. Dark malts but not very roasted. Creamy smooth mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (1161) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
Pours black. Aroma is roasted, creamy. Taste is smooth, very creamy, roasted, nutty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2393) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Clear dark brown, small beige head. Soft barrel aroma, malt and bourbon. Malty flavour, dark sugar and light bourbon booze. Some licorice perhaps. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1301) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
duft:fed ristet kakao kokus smag chokolade ristet malt bitter rund og fed smag

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1359) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Sample CBC-16, Copenhagen 14/5-16. Roasted malty with bourbon and some vanilla nd oats. Dry finish with bourbon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (455) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Sample @ CBC 2016. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with vanilla, chocolate and some coffee and Bourbon. Dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at CBC 2016, Red session. Poured almost black with a round bubbly light tan head. The aroma is. Roasty malt, rich red berry fruit, some yeast, light roasty malts. The flavour is moderate sweet with a big smooth alcoholic bitter, rich fruit palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (1980) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at cbc. Pours hazy brown black with a off white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, wood, ba, coffee, light choko. Taste is rather sweet loads if ba and vanilla hints if roast and coffee. Quite watery palate. Very enjoyable


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