Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
4.1/5 rDev +9%
Pours an opaque black color with a half inch tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly into a spotty film around the rim of the glass.
Aroma is slightly boozy, with notes of bourbon, vanilla, and nutty roast malt adding character. Vanilla and chocolate accompany nicely.
Flavor is surprisingly nutty, likely due to the oak barrel, toasted malts, and oats. The bourbon presents itself center stage, only slightly boozy, but adding wonderful tastes of vanilla and caramel, which match the chocolatey roast character of the base beer.
Body is a moderate and smooth, with fairly low carbonation, and a bit of alcohol warmth.
Overall, I was a bit concerned about Wild Turkey barrels being used, as it's too harsh for me to enjoy straight, but this changed my mind. It's been a while since I've had the regular stout, but I don't recall it being exceptional. This aging really raises it up a notch. Not enough people are barrel aging lower strength brews. It really let the bourbon character come out, while not overshadowing the base beer. Excellent balance.
11-09-2012 17:45:49 | More by barczar
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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.