acearl (368) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into English pint, pretty much a black pour, tan creamy diminishing head, minimal lacing, smells roasted, some chocolate, texture is medium, not as thick as would be expected, feels like its missing something like some hops, finish is kind of sour, bit disappointing, least from FS I've had as they are typically stellar, it's an oatmeal stout the barrel aged version seems like it would be better
merc7186 (1503) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Dark Roasted Chocolate Malts, Coffee
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Chocolate Malts, Mild Coffee
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Smokey
ilovedarkbeer (2151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black brown color with a lacy light brown head notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, Oreo cookie, and earth caramel hops. Very well balanced.
jhamp9 (883) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a nice khaki head that slowly fades to a ring. Aroma is roast, milk chocolate, and a little coffee. Taste is dark roasted malts, and baking cocoa with a black coffee finish. Silky palate. Easy drinker.
patrickfannon (1205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Drinking it alone because I am feeling depressed and, you know, fuck it. Pours cola black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of smoke, oatmeal, and ocean air. Taste is roasty and smoky, with a creamy, somewhat lactic finish. Much thinner than I had expected. Decent, but not great.
kaser (1793) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Firestone does it again. Great stout. Draft at standard bar and grill. Creamy chocolate and coffee flavors. Black pour with no head from draft. Smooth and flows like choclate milk
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice dark brown with a solid sheet of light graham foam. Nose is dry and oaty with a solid stout biscuit and cracker malt profile with hints of cocoa and just the slightest hint of herbal hops. Flavor follows suit with great roasty flavors and simply tastes like a great all around stout. Medium on thin bodied with hi carb for the style. I like mine a little smoother just toning down the carb or upping the body. Good beer, very drinkable and easily available. Happy to have this around and happy to drink when available.
Serving type: bottle
Fritz123 (597) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Aces and ales Vegas. snifter. Jet black pour with short lasting head. No lace. Roasted malts, chocolate and caramel nose. Taste is similar. Medium full body.
SPDickerman (836) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a large pillowy tan head. Smells of chocolate and roast. Taste is chocolate, roast, hints of coffee. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin finishes with a touch of roast dryness.
HIGHB4LL (43) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 12 oz. bottle. Appearance: moderate sized tan head that diminishes quickly, poor lacing, deep brown to black color, little bit cloudy. Aroma: very malty, oatmeal, milk chocolate, caramel. Palate: full body, lively carbonation, thin texture, slightly bitter and lasting finish. Taste: medium sweetness, light bitterness, slightly savory. Overall a very drinkable stout with an excellent aroma.
joeworrall (49) - USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle, it’s totally opaque with a thin brown head. Nice coffee & toasted barley aroma, the taste adds some bitter chocolate & lemony hop notes. Nicely carbonated mouthfeel.