Drink Firestone Walker Velvet Mocha Merlin

20160815:
This beer tasted mellow, a surprise considering it's been sitting around since Winter 2014.* It had a nice coffee flavor. It was a bit watery, like a stout, but it also had some carbonation.


Comparing the Firestone Walker beers we had against each other (Wookey Jack, Velvet Merkin - 2014, and this one), Josh and I concluded this one was the best of the three. As an observation, it also had lowest ABV. 11:07PM PT

*Part of the 2014 Winter Bundle consisting of Double Barrel Ale, Union Jack IPA, Wookey Jack, and (Limited Edition) Velvet Mocha Merlin.

[20160904 Quick Edit]

Firestone Walker Velvet Mocha Merlin


Relevant Links:
Firestone Walker Beer Archive
Velvet Mocha Merlin | Firestone Walker Brewing Co. (BeerAdvocate.com)
Firestone Walker Velvet Mocha Merlin (RateBeer.com)

Website Infromation:
Velvet Mocha Merlin

Our beloved Velvet Merlin aged with cocoa nibs and Intelligentsia Espresso Beans.

All of the smooth textures and roasty dark chocolate goodness of our seasonal Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout with the added infusion of Intelligentsia Coffee House aromas and cocoa dusted chocolate truffle flavors.

This brew makes debut in our 2014 Winter Bundle pack - the only way to find this elusive collaboration.

Brew Notes:
Style: Coffee Infused Oatmeal Stout
ABV: 5.5
IBU: 27
Color: 65 SRM (Espresso Black)
Fermentation: Stainless steel
Malts: Maris Otter, 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, English Dark Caramel, Medium Caramel, Carafa Malt, Oats
Hops: 100% US Grown Fuggle Hops
Availability: Draft and 22oz in 2014 Holiday Winter Bundle & Firestone Walker Brewing locations only

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