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Huge Arker - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 9
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chinchill on 01-29-2014

Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout.
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Zach136
4.08/5  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.

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.92/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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)

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Huge Arker from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.