Firestone Walker 2015 Velvet Merkin

Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Oatmeal Stout8.5% ABV33 IBU

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RateBeer Score    99 Overall   100 Style

Velvet Merkin is the beer that almost wasn’t…Indeed, this vintage oatmeal stout’s comical (or is it scandalous?) name went off the grid for several years, but now it’s back due to popular demand. Velvet Merkin is aged for a full year in retired spirits barrels from Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve and others, yet manages to offer mind-­‐boggling balance and restraint. You will wig out when you taste Velvet Merkin’s rich milk chocolate, bourbon and espresso flavors, preceded by aromas of vanilla, coconut, toasted oak and mocha.


Available near Ashburn, Virginia

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