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RATINGS: 461   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 I must be missing something or we just had a really tragic bottle because it smelled like cheap whiskey with some weird muddy character and didn’t taste any better. Would love to try it again because Firestone Walker is one of my favorites. 2015 draft: huge improvement. Nose is a lightly fudge brownie with some hints of whiskey. Flavor is semisweet milk chocolate, hint of cola. Still not incredible but pretty darn good.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (759) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2016
2104 poured in a snifter. Black with an average tan head that leaves decent lacing as it shrinks. Aroma is oak, vanilla, oats, chocolate, and slight bourbon. Taste is oats, oak, bourbon, cocoa, and vanilla. Average mouthfeel and a light linger. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34227) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Draft. A black beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, raisins, and bourbon. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and raisins, leading to a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
CBC 2016 Red session. Black body with a tiny offwhite head. aroma of douch, chocolate, rye and spices. Taste is roasty, chocolate and vanilla, with a sweet fruit note. Oak and bourbon finish with a strong and delightful coffee anftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1038) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 1, 2016
2014 vintage...clearing out the cellar. Boxed bomber purchased in October 2014 at BevMo in Escondido ($17.49). POURS a dark brown with two finger of fizzy tan-brown foam, soon receding. AROMA of fresh roasted dark coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, boozy thick bourbon, and caramel. FLAVOR of smooth dark chocolate, bourbon-drizzled toffee, cafe au lait, nutty roasted malts, and vanilla toffee. Roasty with hints of burnt, but subdued on the sweetness. Drinks amazingy smooth thanks to the oatmeal and the well-concealed ABV. Very good, though I might have liked the bourbon and oak to be more pronounced. (458, 1036)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (722) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
DLD taster. Another solid offering from FW. No doubt, one of the finest oatmeal stouts anywhere... Love this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moderrnlifeiswar (28) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2016
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - pours dark brown to black with a tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste with chocolate, coffee, caramel, burnt dark malty nuances, some vanilla, wooden notes, roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
On tap @ CBC-16. Dark brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and vanilla tones. Malt, wood, fruit, vanilla and hops. Medium to full body with a balanced bitter sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016, Red session, København
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla and cocoa. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla and cocoa finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2623) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Red session 20160514. Roasted malty and caramely with bourbon, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is roasted and sweet with alcoholic notes.


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