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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A decadent Oatmeal Stout brimming with cocoa and espresso aromas. This beer features a rich, dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish. The addition of U.S. grown fuggles hops contributes the perfect amount of bitterness to this exceptionally balanced beer.

Hopsclation's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 12, 2013
Very nice stout as expected from firestone (underrated brewery anyone?), sweet milk chocolate with pleasant roasted coffee hop bite. Perhaps because its marketed as an oatmeal stout with the term ’velvet’ in the name, i was expecting a real full creamy palate like samuel smiths, and it did not have that. So my only complaint was that it was rather thin, however if you go into it expecting more of a sweet milk stout like left hand, it delivers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (278) - - NOV 25, 2015
12oz bottle. Black with a white head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Medium body dry. Roasted malt grain coffee flavor. Very clean dry stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (736) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2015
12 oz bottle.
Black, but not opaque. Thin tan head, no lace.
Aroma is warm toast, oatmeal, vanilla, chocolate.
Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roast grain.
smooth, creamy, medium in body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (403) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Poured from a bottle at Salt smooth oatmeal taste. With chocolate and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1570) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. $1.95 Wine Warehouse. Pours black with a small tan head. Smells of roasted malts, earth. Taste is toast, leather, tobacco. Dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle in LA. Clear very dark brown, bubbly off white head doesn’t last. Roasted malt aroma. Flavour has roasted malt, some cocoa. Not sweet. Some roasted malt astringency and medium bitterness on the finish. Medium-high carbonation, medium body. Really well balanced oatmeal stout. Nothing to fault here. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1431) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle @ Jack Browns. Very dark with nice oatmeal head. Smells roasty and earthy. Nice and roasty and dry. A lurker harder mouthfeel them I anticipated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Winner in side by side with Sierra Nevada Narwhal. Not exactly the same type of beer, but close. ... Aroma is Toasted bread, beef stew, thyme, cardamom. I know, strange, but good. Dark black color, thick head. Taste is toast, grain, coffee. Sweet finish. Medium carb. Smooth. Very nice stout. Aroma is most unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Pitch dark appearance with a small beige head and little lacing. Earthy, smokey aroma of roasted malts and chicory. Flavor of bittersweet chocolate paired up with tobacco and roasted coffee beans. Some dark fruit emerges in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel and an average length finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Gotta love them stouts when the weather starts to get a bit cooler. Big aromas of roasty malt, coffee beans, oatmeal cookies and chocolate. Nice creamy tan head and opaque near black pour. Flavor is spot on with nice bitterness and a bit o sweetness. Good mouthfeel with nice oats smoothness and a medium plus body. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JerseyBrew (60) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2015
This is an ok tasting stout this year. Way way way to roasty for an oatmeal stout. No oatmeal taste at all. With to much roast astringency. My one six pack was more then enough for me this year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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