Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Served in a snifter at Firkin.
The way I hear it, this is the only brewery allowed to age in Wild Turkey barrels. I'm not sure if this is entirely true, but it makes for a good story regardless. This stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises whiskey, toasted oak, and dark chocolate. It's pretty simplistic, but pleasant nonetheless. The taste brings in more of the same, though now the oak character is lessened, the whiskey is consequently increased slightly (and it certainly tastes like Turkey at this point), and there is an addition of very light roasted malts and a hint of Guinness-style sourness near the finish. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly fluid feel. Overall, though a bit on the thin side and a touch too heavy with the whiskey at times, this is a pretty solid barrel-aged stout. Definitely worth a shot.
Serving type: on-tap
02-12-2013 01:32:01 | More by TMoney2591
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3.8/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours black with some reddening around the edges and a persistent two fingers of light brown head. On the nose I get woodsy vanilla, caramel, and chocolate with an alcohol aroma, which is surprising given that it's only 6.9 % ABV. There's a roasted malt quality as well. All these flavors are stretched thin in the taste: here there is relatively little malt presence. It's bourbon forward with a dry cocoa powder and vanilla flavor. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and it finishes with a moderate hop bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 21:58:57 | More by itsscience
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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