Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
4.04/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
07-18-2013 04:52:58 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
More User Reviews:
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.