RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (4516) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, - 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.


3.5
fiulijn (21471) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle at Black Christmas 2017
Dark brown color. Bourbon aroma, delicate, strong bourbon flavor; the underlying beer is a bit shallow, moderately sweet.

5
tsd08460 (1261) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2017
Bottle from Lost Dog Cafe in South Arlington, VA
Aroma: chocolate, woody, coconut, roasty, vanilla, bourbon
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Most excellent

4
sjohnny (683) - - DEC 9, 2017
Vanilla. Big hit of bourbon. Hint of toast. Ruby black with a brief dark tan head that leaves a slick on the surface. Vanilla. Molasses. Toast. Bourbon. Smooth. Sharp clean finish. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
jsquire (4622) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2017
Deep mahogany color with a sticky beige head. Warming alcohol nose with some brown sugar notes. Sweet beer with deep roasted grains, brown sugar sweetness, molasses, vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Nice bourbon barrel patina.

3.9
thornecb (6093) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2017
Pours mahogany tinged black into a shaker. Micro mocha head recedes to coat surface. Sweet chocolate aromas. Sweet chocolate and espresso upfront turning to dry bourbon and vanilla before the lasting coconut finish.

4.2
HeadyDE (876) - Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2017
2014 bomber popped for turkey day, pours a medium black with a tan head, nose is amazing with sweet cream, crushed graham crackers, bit of marshmallow n muted bourbon, mouthfeel is velvety smooth with some quality vanilla beans intertwined with some sweetness and a bit of wood from the barrel, very smooth, very approachable, this is tasting excellent at the 3 yr marl, leaves some bourbon goodness as things linger, very nice barrel aged offering

4
Concealer (1273) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Bottle. Clear dark brown with a small, creamy tan head that lasts in a spots and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon, coffee, light raisin and cherry. Flavor is the same, sweet upfront, roastiness in the middle and some dark fruit and vanilla on the end. Medium bodied, smooth with a drying finish.

4
ffaoe (955) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2017
moderate roasty, coffee, and chocolate aromas. black in color with huge long lasting light brown head. taste is malty, of chocolate, very faint oak notes. silky mouthfeel

4
Hopmaestro (1773) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2017
Aroma carries dark chocolates, fudge, light bourbon and vanilla. Taste is rather clean and thin but still has quite some action going on. Big notes from the barrel, almost a little too much oak, roasted malts, figs/dades with cocoa and a quick reminder of vanilla before going into a long finish. This is a showcase in barrel-treatment.

4
Vignale (4054) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2017
Flaska från SB drucken med ölföreningen. Firestone är mästare på att lägga till en liten fatdimension på i princip allt de brygger, men här tycker jag nästan att det bli väl mykcet ek. Men det är ändå riktigt elegant med choklad, vanilj, mörka körsbär och kaffe som accenter till den söta rostade malten. Kanske lite större kropp hade lyft det en nivå till. Men gott är det ändå.


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