Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 2017 (Imperial Stout - Single x 22 oz.)
Imperial Stout / California / 8.5%
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 then came 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. Expect notes of rich milk chocolate, bourbon and espresso ﬂavors, preceded by aromas of vanilla, coconut, toasted oak and mocha.