My friends are always on the lookout for coffee and dragon related items that might be fun for the blog. My friend Andrea, sent me a link to a seasonal oatmeal stout that is infused with coffee. It is called Mocha Merlin and is brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles, California. You may be wondering about the Mocha part. Cocoa nibs are also used in the process.
Here is the description from the website:
With an infusion of local roast coffee, a dash of cocoa nibs and touch of seasonal sorcery, our signature Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout has been transformed into Mocha Merlin for fall and winter enjoyment. This beer is brewed with the Colombia La Granadilla blend from our friends and neighbors at HoneyCo Coffee Roasters. The Colombia La Granadilla coffee meshes perfectly with the chocolaty character from the cocoa nibs, providing an oatmeal stout experience like no other. A touch of lactose “milk sugar” provides suggestion of rounded sweetness on the finish.
This sounds so good! Unfortunately, I can not get this stout where I live in Texas.
If any of you have tried it, please let me know what you think.
There is a seasonal coffee porter that is brewed not too far from where I live. I will share that next time. 🙂