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RATINGS: 911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.1
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (260) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle pours dark and slightly thick with tan head. Mild cocoa and coffee aroma. Taste is superb with strong bitter roasted malt and chocolate milk flavors. Smooth finish. Great stout!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (228) - Canton, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Decent attempt. Very smooth. Im spoiled by breakfast Stout but this is very good. Ill try at a different temp and see if it changes

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2715) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted, dark bread and milk chocolate for the malt, faint herbs for the hops, moderate dough and leather for the yeast, with toffee and vanilla in the background. Head is average size, frothy, beige, with thin slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation and a little chalky in the finish. Just like the name implies, this is a smooth Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (424) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Pours near-black with a thin tan cap. Aroma is distinctly oat-forward with chocolate notes. Flavor is delicious, with roast coffee and chocolate dominating. Very smooth and drinkable. Clean finish. Excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (894) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2016
On tap at Whole Foods Marken Fair Lakes (Virginia) Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasty Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: roasty, chocolate, coffee Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (561) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Tasted on nitro at Quenchers Saloon. It poured an opaque brown with a dense beige head and solid lacing. Rich chocolate malt nose with a taste as smooth as French silk. Bold, tasty, and so easy going down.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fujimo2000 (122) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2016
The nitro ensures a velvety mouthfeel. Very smooth easy drinking and would be the perfect weekend breakfast beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (603) - - SEP 20, 2016
Keg, half American pint. Pours creamy guinness with a medium tan foam subsiding average slow. Scent is sugary cake and Porter yeast. Taste is guinness but lighter and sweeter. Great. Finish is a little bitter bite? Not pure beer maybe.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehaak26 (182) - - AUG 21, 2016
12 oz bottle. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Really nice mouth feel. Probably my favorite oatmeal stout to date.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (886) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts, coffee, and chocolate. Similar taste. Very good.


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