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

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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel StoutAnderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout

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Ratings: 1,145
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 128 | 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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Photo of WAbeerfiend
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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4.2/5  rDev +11.4%

dextermcgurk, Yesterday at 10:37 PM
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

Way2drunk, Yesterday at 09:23 AM
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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

helios7, Wednesday at 07:59 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

TwoTrees, Wednesday at 07:58 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

david18, Wednesday at 04:14 PM
Photo of travolta
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Appearance: Great leopard spotted lacing with a pitch black color. Head is caramel colored with very nice retention.

Nose: Straight bourbon right away, which fades to coconut, vanilla, toast, and chocolate.

Taste: Some bitterness up front. Light mouthfeel for a stout. Carbonation is well balanced but watered down. Light vanilla, and toffee with a very faint hint of alcohol hotness at the end.

travolta, Wednesday at 02:17 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured a darker black. This beer smells absolutely delicious. Smells of bourbon and vanilla. You can smell it as soon as you crack the bottle open. I was expecting more in the taste department. It is a smooth beer. Bourbon and vanilla dominate the taste. It almost tastes watered down though. Most Bourbon barrel stouts are over the top and a bomber will knock you off your feet. At first I didn't like this one because it wasn't that. By the end of the bomber though it won me over.

Brackh, Tuesday at 03:55 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

jdwilliamson79, Sunday at 04:55 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

TallNerdGuy, Sunday at 05:41 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Hohnbaum, Sunday at 01:13 AM
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

aaholmes, Saturday at 02:06 PM
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

jemarent, Nov 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Martyrob, Nov 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

LeeEvolved, Nov 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

cambabeer, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

sillyhed8, Nov 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

RavenForBeer, Nov 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +5%

harryhops, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

merisser, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
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%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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