Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by macher0:
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2014 00:24:13 | More by macher0
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A great beer, just needs to be a little thicker/richer. Flavors are awesome ... the bourbon notes really stand out, both in taste and smell. It pours beautifully ... nice color and wonderfully formed head. It just seems like it should be stronger/starker.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 23:01:16 | More by Vierenner
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 957 ratings.