Velvet Merkin (2019)
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
Whether you’re a seasoned collector of fine beer or a casual craft sipper, getting your hands on Firestone Walker’s Velvet Merkin is like finding liquid treasure.
This beer is the #10-rated Oatmeal Stout in the World on BeerAdvocate, after all!
Today’s 2019 vintage is extra special — the brew spent time in 100% Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels, soaking up nuances of molasses and oaky vanilla. Then, it spent another two years in the bottle in Firestone Walker’s carefully climate-controlled cellar.
The extra time away from public grasp deepened the Stout’s notes of dark chocolate, toffee and coffee. It’s even smoother and fudgier now than it was on its initial release!
Still, Firestone Walker carefully crafts their Barrel-Aged Stouts so they can age up to 10 years. While it’s perfectly understandable if you can’t resist indulging in Velvet Merkin 2019’s dessert-rich complexity now, you can also stash one away for an even more luxurious tasting experience later on.
When you do decide to savor it, this brew is sure to make that day a very special one indeed.
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