Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Apellonious:
3.84/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
04-28-2014 01:33:56 | More by Apellonious
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3.76/5 rDev 0%
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.
03-03-2014 04:10:24 | More by mverity
3.81/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
05-10-2013 14:27:05 | More by tigg924
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.