Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by farrago:
3.2/5 rDev -14.9%
Tops off past a finger of very dark brown foam, mix of all bubble sizes and simmers down to the surface quickly, weak lacing left behind. The liquid is a thick, impenetrable black, vague tint of yellow at the rims and surface, you can see a few tiny bubbles here and there. The bourbon comes through easily in the nose, caramel, vanilla and butter, light plum fruit with a vestige of prune but it mostly surprises you for the lack of anything happening, no real roastiness, no hops, just the sweet oak and some fruit and chocolate. Medium-bodied, creamy and soft, the carbonation is moderate and makes things even fluffier. Does have some tingle, maybe from the barrel toast yet still not close to full on roast/toast. Cola, vanilla, chocolate, at many times tastes like Dr. Pepper’s. The lack of body evident through the finish as it trails off, can’t say it is trying to end cleanly. The barrel treatment much more evident in the nose. You don’t get much fruitiness here, notch up of nuttiness. You keep waiting for it to kick in and it really never does.
09-23-2013 02:10:01 | More by farrago
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 1,012 ratings.