Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by macher0:
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured into a snifter. Re-reviewed after about a year of solid top-tier BA stouts.
A: Poured about a finger of amber head that slowly retreats to a frothy rim and blotchy film. Very impressive head. Brownish black color. Opaque. Nice lacing. Not very viscous.
S: Moderately fragrant. Tons of bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts. Hints of vanilla and coffee. No booze.
T: Follows smell nicely. Defiantly what one expects after the nose. Bourbon, roasted malts, and chocolate are the major profiles. A slight bourbon-saturated oak finish builds up after a while. Hot and boozey. A little coffee.
M: Moderate bodied and very high carbonation. The carbonation level leads to a very silky smooth feel. The feel is very thin, which seems watery. This is an aspect of the beer that reduces the score and is difficult to over look.
O:It is nice to be able to get this any time, but it is a last resort BA stout. The combination of heat, booze, and thin feel is not good. The dark roasted malts and coffee notes are noteworthy. There is a reason the successful BA stouts are crafted in small batches with careful attention. I get the impression this ale is mass produced with little attention to detail.
05-09-2014 00:24:13 | More by macher0
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 1,003 ratings.