Bourbon Barrel-aged Oatmeal Stout
Next vintage coming October 2016
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.
Topper’s notes: These are aged in bourbon barrels, and I won’t ever pass one of these by. The beer will age nicely but is appoachable now, displays lush flavors balanced by good strenght and acidity on the palate. Prost!