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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,136
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 38
Gots: 125 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tempest on 10-27-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.09.14.

A: Midnight black with some red at the bottom. Tan 2 finger head. Great lacing.

S: Vanilla, caramel. I could smell it from an arm's length away while pouring. Magnificent!

T: Vanilla, caramel, bourbon dominate. Very slight char is there too as well as milk chocolate.

M: Creamy smooth. A bit watery but the ABV is very low for a BB stout, so whatever.

O: This was my first BB stout. I'm an addict now because of this one. The vanilla, caramel, and bourbon are strong. It is surprisingly complex. The ABV is low, but there is always Huge Arker for something heavier in the mouth.

Rating: A

WAbeerfiend, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The ever-classy Barney Flats gets a serious renovation! Without sacrificing the character of the original, it draws in key components from the Wild Turkey bourbon barrels that complement it perfectly!

With a dark, bark brown hue, the beer evades black coloration but only barely. Capped with a delicate lining of espresso-like creme, the beer takes on a stately cask ale-like appearance. Good retention and light brandy legging reaffirm the notions of quality even to the eye.

The aromas of chocolate, heavy toast, medium roast coffee, and heavy cream rise much in the same way as the original Barney Flats, but as the nose becomes accustomed to the scent, the warming beer invites aromas of coconut, vanilla, cherry alcohol, weathered oak, and unmistakable bourbon to act in complement.

The bittersweet chocolate, toasty-roasty coffee flavors stem from aroma with a consistent feed. But the beer seems wrapped in an envelope of soft bourbon taste without the burn. Vanilla, caramel, coconut, charred oak, and mild dark fruit give the beer a sultry elegance that really sets it apart. It seems that the early palate doesn't register the taste nearly as well as it resonates in finish.

Creamy and delightful, the beer's early marshmallow textures morph into a lush velvety texture of warmth and brandyish sweetness. Light wood tanning creates a powdery sensation that balances the sweetness in conjunction with the broad woody bitterness from hops.

The beer simply exudes class- both from the stout and bourbon standpoints. This new Barney Flats variation is much more than a bourbon barrel aged beer, its a collaboration of taste that dovetail together perfectly!

BEERchitect, Nov 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: The body is the color of dark chocolate with a cream colored head. The beer leaves light yet nice patches of lacing as it goes down.

Aroma: The nose is met with an immediate impact of Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, leaving the impression of wood, bourbon, and even tart apples.

Taste: The taste profile starts out very tart as the bourbon barrels really coat the taste. A dry, woody note fills in the void between the tart beginning and the charred grain coffee finish.

Overall: Much like their Pinchy Jeek Barl effort, the bourbon barrels really dominate everything about the beer.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +4%

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Photo of Jaysauras
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

L: Dark brown/black. Traditional looking stout with a thick creamy head with plenty of lace.

S: Primarily vanilla and caramel toffee notes with a hint of booze.

T: Fantastic. The smell is in the taste as well with a big vanilla, caramel, chocolate flavor which settles into the oaky bourbon finish. Has an almost whiskey charcoal taste deep within it also. Surprisingly complex for such a simply style.

M: Heavy and chewy. Surprisingly heavy considering it's only a 6.9. You could say it's a little watery for a stout but overall the feel is pretty good. Smooth and creamy.

O: I am a big fan of Anderson Valley and their oatmeal stout. This one may surpass it as my favorite stout they make. Really great flavor combination and the bourbon is used in a way that isn't overpowering, but really compliments the chocolate, toffee, caramel mix. Under 7% alcohol as well so this is an incredibly sessionable beer that won't weigh you down like traditional Imperial Stouts or BB Stouts. Very impressed.

Jaysauras, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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