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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (2122) - - FEB 22, 2014
shared bottle. poured a dark brown to black colour with a nice tan head. aroma of oak, bourbon, oatmeal. vanilla flavour, chocolate, oats, bourbon, oak, caramel, very complex mouthfeel.those firestone walker beers are so full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3889) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
How: Bottle (22 oz) at tasting. Shared by hackobock, thanks!

>>> A somewhat flavorful but really thin oak aged stout.

+ There’s a nice mix of flavors and nothing is overpowering
+ I like the fruitiness (red fruits), it fits well with the cocoa and coffee features
The body is really really thin for an 8.5% abv stout, in the watery territory

Flavors: Cocoa powder, roasted malts, bourbon (mild), vanilla, oak spiciness, red fruits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 660ml. Pours jet black with low beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, sugar. Palate: Full bodied. Nice soft carbonation. Overall: Good malt features.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Dark black pour 2 finger bubbly espresso colored head. Smells great. Whiskey, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is weak and so is the mouthfeel. weak, very thin and watery, chocolate and coffee but very thin body. very weird actually and I expected much more but I guess it is only 8%. not one I’d buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4234) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle shared. Brown black pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is realy fruity, light boozy notes, cocoa, lots of grape, light welchs aroma. Taste is sweet, lots of powdery cocoa flavors, light roasty acidity, a tad watery. Palate is very very thin, dry, light-med carbonation, almost watery. Decent, however quite thin on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5689) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
pours unclear light brown with a creamy beige cap, good retention and lacing. smooth woodsy chocolate, spicy roasted maltiness, coconut oil, burnt walnuts, coffee beans, spices. light carbonation, medium body - oily; smooth woodsy finish. nice BA stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (3366) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
22 oz bottle (2014) poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Cheers to Firestone Walker & Duvel! Black with 2.5 fingers of light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roast, a bit of chocolate. Tastes of bourbon, some oak, roast, dark chocolate, slight dark fruit. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Sample at Tomahawk Warrior’s First Birthday party on 06/06/2015: Brown-black pour with a medium thick khaki head that diminishes gradually to a dense film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate malt, coffee and a hint of dark fruit. The finish is boozy with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Dark black pour with thin tan head... Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, oats, bourbon, vanilla... Flavor is smooth, molasses and dark chocolate and vanilla notes, roasted malts with light bourbon on finish... Aged two years in bottle, really smoothed over the years... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (293) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
The smooth malty caramel flavor is great. A little bite in the finish once one it warms. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (222) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Taster at Churchkey, Washington, DC. Pours oil black with a creamy tan head that lingers. Nose is dark chocolate, expresso, coconut, vanilla, and raisin. Flavour is vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, dark dried fruit, roasted malts, and yes, a hint of coconut.

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