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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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85
very good

1,045 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 34
Gots: 98 | FT: 5
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 GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
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4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Chimay goblet.
Had this months ago at the Blue Monkey's Spring Beerfest on draft over a coldplate system. I remembered really liking it and it was the first beer I had that day.

AP: Deep dark brown like a dark milk chocolate bar, close to black. Little head when poured and minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.
AR: Oaky Bourbon/Whiskey is the first aroma to greet me. Hints of chocolate, roasted grains, black bread and a tiny bit of coffee follow. Smells like it should be very tasty.
T: Not quite like the nose, meaning it's more balanced. The Bourbon in the nose isn't the main player in the taste, it's more evenly mixed throughout with the other flavours. It's also more of a buttery barrel type of flavour. It softens on the finish where there's a nice roasty note and then a hint of vanilla from the barrel. It's very solid, just not outstanding. The flavours are there, but they don't 'jump', if you know what I mean. The tastes are very balanced, however.
M: Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a Stout. This would be a beast if it was chewy. It's not an Imperial Stout at just 6.9% and being aged in Wild Turkey barrels probably added some weight to the ABV, so it's probably just an everyday 5% Stout they started with. I would say most of us are used to barrel aged Stouts that are heartier so our expectations in this regard are higher.
OV: A solid very drinkable Stout with good flavours. If you like Bourbon flavour in your Stout then this won't disappoint you. Just know going it that it's not a chewy RIS style. Definitely worth trying and I would drink it again.

GuinnessAtRogerWilco, Jul 18, 2013
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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.