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Huge Arker - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 01-29-2014)
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5/5  rDev +25%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pitch black, thin collar.

Aroma: Coconut, vanilla oak. Roast/Chocolate flavors typical of stouts are actually pretty muted

Flavor: Heavy oak, solid levels of char and roast. Vanilla and bourbon flavors are moderate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, booze and oak seem to thin it ok.

Overall: It's OK, bigger fan of the Wild Turkey Barney Flats.

Zach136, Oct 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.21.14.

A: 2 1/2 finger tan head. Midnight black with some red at the bottom.

S: Vanilla, bourbon, cream, brown sugar.

T: Bourbon, vanilla dominate. Caramel, brown sugar, woodiness, plum are subtle.

M: Creamy. Somewhat chewy.

O: The bottle could have used some cellaring because everything was so strong. The alcohol burn was definitely there, but it's hard to hide with such a high ABV. It's a big beer and it snuck up on me even though I sipped on it. It was a very good BB stout.

Rating: A

WAbeerfiend, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

my_knew_craft, Sep 22, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -6%

dshansen1184, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Keith_R, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

KJ2013, Sep 17, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +23%

BSUBronco, Sep 14, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +11%

Calaf, Sep 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25%

bulldogops, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

reitzbrewing, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

JamesBurkett, Sep 04, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1%

sonofliberty2, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

MrBeige, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

bkwhoppa66, Aug 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5%

ChrisMyhre, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Pours a turbid ebony with a thumb of tan head. Great lacing & head retention, never
really drops bright ( as far as this style can ). Stays effervescent (4.5)

S: Figs, faint booze, Bourbon gets stronger once warm (3.5)

T: Raisins, booze, dryness, Bourbon & figs up front. Some caramel & vanilla mix in with figgyness
once warm, a little molasses, some jammyness too almost makes me think Boulevard BBQ. Finishes
boozey with some woody notes, more figs (3.75)

MF: Medium body at best, slight carbonation, very warming, slick (3.5)

Huge beer, proceed with caution. Tasty enough, just needed more Stout aspects to make me
really happy. Well worth a go though (3.75)

russpowell, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ohiobeer29, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Nobcefus, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

JT99125, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

LakerLeith, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

aquazr1, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Beersnake1, Jul 25, 2014
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Huge Arker from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.