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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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86
very good

1,135 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,135
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
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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Reviews by Apellonious:
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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 0z bomber from FMcD's. Poured in to a tulip glass. Unable to find any dating.

A- Dark as night, with an off-white one finger head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Retention on the side of the glass.

S - Bourbon first, chocolate vanilla second, burnt nuts (ouch!) third, and faint hops.

T- Interesting. Bourbon on the finish, but it is preceded by a sweet vanilla nutty taste. Which balances nicely, but the sweetness is almost cloying.

M - Smooth on the entrance, mid finish sharpness from the carbonation, then a slick finish that has a tinge (check) of stickiness.

O - Quite a contrast from the Enjoy By I had earlier. Some might not like the upfront bourbon taste or the sweetness, but I think this is extremely close to pulling it off. It reminds me of the home brew my cousin used to make with Crown. You know the Crown was there, and it added positively to beer. A touch more "heft" in the stout department would be a great addition.

Apellonious, Apr 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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
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4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
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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3/5  rDev -20.6%

DanGeo, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

DavyJones, Mar 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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SanFranJake, Apr 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

KDNW, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

KyleMaurer90, Apr 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

DWolf, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours and off very very deep opaquer brown with creamy tan head that held well. Thin collar. Aroma is some dark chocolate, vanilla and caramel sweetness. Taste is much the same with no noticeable bourbon or oak presence until the very end. Creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation and a body just on the thin side of thick.

mverity, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

JoeD15, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Beerswag, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mctizzz, Mar 28, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: black in color, 3/4 inch head, low carbonation, opaque

Smell: light chocolate and roasted malt

Taste: oak, chocolate, toffee, cocoa--a bit of Tootsie Roll taste

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, heavy body, sweet with oakiness

Overall: I was impressed with the oakiness of this beer at first, but unfortunately the taste did not carry all the way through this beer. It was still strong enough, but I wish the flavor was a bit stronger. Still I would get this one again if I saw it on tap. Not quite what I would call good, but certainly one of the better brews from Anderdon Valley.

tigg924, May 10, 2013
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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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