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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
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


4.1
JDBaker11058 (2217) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2017
appearance: near black, beautiful creamy nitro head. aroma: roasty, with scads of chocolate, a hint of coffee, and a definite oat creamy-grainy note underneath. taste: as the aroma indicates, plus a hint of vanilla and earth. finish: smooth, creamy, lingering roast and dark chocolate notes. notes: Superlative stout. Need to drink this again, and don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to it before not. Draft (nitro) at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, Maryland.

3.6
PatrickYEG (26) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2017
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
MikeBibere (58) - GREECE - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle.Pours Black in the glass.Αroma of malt and some rostiness.Light mouthfeel. Taste is malty, some chocolate too.A drinkable stout.

3.2
Slipstream (2626) - USA - MAY 4, 2017
A pleasant, light, sweet stout. A nice head on the pour. Smooth on the palate and lightly hopped. Caramel, light and sweet coffee, muffins, oats. I’m a little surprised by the high ratings - it is a nice brew but nothing fantastic is going on here.

2.8
koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2017
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a darker brown color with a thick ring of light khaki head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is a little metallic but carries a nice chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a bit of bitterness on the back end that is a bit strange. The flavor is much of the same. There is a hint of metallic coffee and a light cardboard. This particular vintage might be a little past it’s prime. There is a little smokiness on the back end that I’m not okay with. The mouth feel is light and watery with a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly bitter metallic chocolate and cardboard on the finish. No thanks.

3.4
ebone1988 (1926) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Found this one in a drawer in Matt’s fridge. Vintage December 2012. Aroma is earthy hops, roasted malt, bread, slight chocolate, oatmeal, smells pretty good considering. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, poured thin. Taste is old, oatmeal, light roasted malt, light coffee, bready, fine. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, bready sweet oatmeal aftertaste. Overall, not bad for nearly 5 years old.

4
gopherfan99 (1829) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle; pours black with a thin brown head; aroma of roasted malt and coffee with hints of chocolate and licorice; taste is light bitter with coffee and roasted malt with a touch of chocolate and oats; dry, roasty finish

4
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 13, 2017
Siła tego piwa tkwi w prostocie. Mało ciała, acz fajnie kremowe. Bogata słodowość. Kawa, owies na maksa, lekko słona, lukrecjowa nuta. Bdb.

3.3
rami_pl (3461) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 12, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2017 Rami Rami is drinking a Velvet Merlin by Firestone Walker Brewing Company at Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku W nosie zboze i kawa, w ustach wiecej, troche ciala, najsik, takie na sniadanie spoko byloby

Rami Rami is drinking a Velvet Merlin by Firestone Walker Brewing Company at Powiśle Zbozowo, karmelowo, cocacolowo, orzechowo. Taka mieszanka. Niezla, ale gorsza butla, usredniam ocenke

3.6
commonmac (1246) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2017
On tap nitro style at The Pine Box with blonderedhead. Pint glass. Darker brown, basically black with a creamy tan head. Great lacing as you would expect from this style. Aroma has a healthy coffee quality with just a hint of chocolate. Taste has characteristics of coffee and chocolate with a chocolate milk like consistency and flavor profile winning out. There is a nuttiness working through and making its hazelnut presence felt towards the end. Minimal bitterness until the finish. The nitro fits the style but doesn’t really do much to enhance the drinking experience for me. Decent but not one of my favorites from this brewery.


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