Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 2017
Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Style: Imperial/Double Stout
Format: 355ml Bottle
Velvet Merkin is the beer that almost wasn't. Indeed, this vintage oatmeal stout's comical (or is it scandalous?) name went o? 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 o?er mind-boggling balance and restraint. You will wig out when you taste Velvet Merkin's rich milk chocolate, bourbon and espresso flavours, preceded by aromas of vanilla, coconut, toasted oak and mocha.