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Velvet Merkin

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!