Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin Milk Stout

Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Paso Robles, CA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Stout
Release: Year Round
ABV: 5.5%
Bitterness: 27 IBU
Color: 65 SRM

From the brewer

Our Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout has been transformed into a mindblowing mouthful known as Nitro Merlin Milk Stout.

The new ingredient is lactose, a.k.a. milk sugar. When Velvet Merlin is brewed with milk sugar to create Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, the effect is similar to adding cream to your dark roasted coffee. The wizardry comes via “nitro,” the brewing nickname for nitrogen gas.

Average Scores

Overall: 69 (logged 3 times)
Nitro Draft: 67 (logged 2 times)
Bottle: 75 (logged 1 time)

Who's been drinking this

Oatmeal sweet, mellow stout. Smoothed out considerably by nitro but without the chemical/soap flavor that usually hits me with such beers. Not surprising, because the original Merlin was so good, but a really tasty nitro stout.
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond