Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel StoutAnderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout

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Ratings: 1,343
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 59
Gots: 245 | FT: 9
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tempest on 10-27-2012

Aged for three months in Wild Turkey® Bourbon barrels, this luxurious stout has a deep ebony hue and a beautiful mahogany head. The woody, vanilla-like notes imparted by the barrels mingle with aromas of fresh baked bread, toffee, and espresso and envelop the rich chocolate and roasted barley flavors with a fine bourbon character.
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Photo of unitypunk
5/5  rDev +32.3%

AMAZING stout, if you're a fan of bourbon, or a fan of the rich malty stout, this is the one for you, pours thick and black with a dark head.

Photo of roongirls
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am not a stout drinker at all, but the thought of chocolate in a bourbon barrel was intriguing, and what a bad thing it would have been if I hadn't tried this delicious brew! I keep hoping someone else will have it on tap, when it is, I am gonna buy a couple of growlers, and believe me, they won't last!

Photo of banjojon
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Were there rankings higher, I would use them!

Photo of BayouMafia
4.96/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Draught into a snifter. Beautiful deep dark brown. Only beer I've ever rated a 5 overall as I absolutely loved it. Coffee and great bourbon flavor and the toastiness gives it a great depth of flavor. My personal favorite of all of the BBS's I've tried.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Big bourbon barrel nose, chocolate, vanilla, coffee
Pours brilliant coffee black under a 2" tan head that dissipates at a moderate rate to a thick film, lacy.
Palate: Wild Turkey, coffee, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla. Long lingering aftertastes.
Very creamy body, medium full, very fine soft carbonation, above average.

Photo of michaelchirico
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

tried on draft at toronado sf. not the best bourbon barrel aged out there--a little more thin/porter-y than is ideal--but damn good.

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.09.14.

A: Midnight black with some red at the bottom. Tan 2 finger head. Great lacing.

S: Vanilla, caramel. I could smell it from an arm's length away while pouring. Magnificent!

T: Vanilla, caramel, bourbon dominate. Very slight char is there too as well as milk chocolate.

M: Creamy smooth. A bit watery but the ABV is very low for a BB stout, so whatever.

O: This was my first BB stout. I'm an addict now because of this one. The vanilla, caramel, and bourbon are strong. It is surprisingly complex. The ABV is low, but there is always Huge Arker for something heavier in the mouth.

Rating: A

Photo of Yanaguana
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Rich, flavor able, full bodied. Complex bourbon, malt flavor works really well

Photo of npachl
4.74/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really great bourbon flavor, a heavy but good beer

Photo of Geoffq
4.69/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very heavy rich beer nice flavors mellow bourbon after taste

Photo of LDEFINIS
4.69/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. Had it at Hops in Morristown. I need to find some for home.

Photo of ohiobeer29
4.65/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout

I had only dreamed about this beer being made and even had the idea to make this beer myself one day.But I just happen to be at the party source checking out what they had on tap and behold the beer of my dreams had came true. Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout .It was so good I bought a growler since they didn't have it in bottles.Amazing beer here.Went through the growler in a day and a half.the big treat is at the nearing of the bottom where the wild turkey is ,the flavor is amazing On tap is slightly better but the bottles are darn near the same might even be better.Here is my review.

serving type: on tap great head and flavor hits quickly

serving type bottle: great head flavor hits fast

appearance: very dark with a great look in a Snifter best way to drink a great stout

smell:wild turkey vanilla,espresso slightly,

taste:wild turkey vanilla,espresso slightly a good mix of all of them great balance not too much not too little

mouthfeel: very smooth easy to drink beer easy to sit back relax and enjoy this beer

overall:This is the beer I dreamed on Anerderson Valley got this one right.I have a ton of this stuff in the frig and will age it and see what happens while enjoying some now as well.almost a perfect beer here if you like stouts and wild turkey you will love this beer!!!!

Photo of sdiamond808
4.61/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Damn good stout beer yup

Photo of Gusmotel
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's only one keg of this beer in all of Singapore and I was honored to be at the tapping of it. Goddamn what a beer!

Appearance: Straight from the barrel directly after tapping into an AV Snifter. Medium black color, translucent around the edges, with a thick tan creamy one finger head. Lasted through about half of the beer. Dark lacing that almost cascaded down the side of the snifter.

Aroma: Bourbon. The aging in Wild Turkey barrels had an immediate effect on the nose. Significant chocolate, oaky earthy points also evolved as the brew warmed. Smelled creamy.

Taste: The bourbon taste was blended perfectly with the chocolatey malt. Adding complexity, there are touches of vanilla and caramel, and then bourbon/bourbon barrel again at the end. Not overly sticky at the finish or overpowering in alcohol flavor. Started out smooth and finished smooth as well.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light for a stout. I was expecting a thick whiskey bomb, and to be honest it almost seemed like a Porter consistency. Medium to light body (for a stout) and silky smooth chocolatey bourbon goodness coated the throat.

Overall: It's the best beer on tap in Singapore and I am glad to have had a glass before the barrel kicks. I'm sure the bottle is just as nice, but nothing beats a tap. Lighter body characteristics, solid stout flavor, and minor bourbon hints make it extremely sessionable stout. I should have gone back today for another. Recommended.

Photo of pkalix
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

super dark brown pour (of course!) with some darker tan topping and nice lacing when tilted.
chalky, earthy aroma typical of many stouts. the bourbon smell was stronger and sweeter coming off the bottle than from the glass.
lighter than most in this category, I get some sweet first, and some bitter at the finish. in the middle I get a lighter variation of the roasted malts, maybe some burnt chocolate. vanilla. very smooth. the more I taste this the more I like it. perhaps the lighter-than-most abv allows the smoother-than-most taste from this one. I have found most Anderson Valley brews to be very much above average and this one is a tad better than that. not world class, but excellent.

Photo of Thebeertree
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great stout, full bodied and deliciously smooth

Photo of blues_fever
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in Vegas at Yard House, solid.

Photo of MarkQ617
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my third Anderson Valley review, had this on tap at the Village Anchor. Outstanding, almost definitely the best beer of this kind that I've had. Heavy smoke, brown sugar, and, of course, bourbon flavor. Incredible bourbon and coffee aroma. If you like bourbon ales, I can't think if anything better on a chilly night. Only drawback is the price. Usually I don't invest this much for a beer, but this time it might've been worth it.

Photo of Beglane
4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beginning swept in as a hawk would do to its unexpecting pray, swift, agile, and with dominating power. The middle dragged on to lengths I didn't think possible, tending to every taste bud, ramonsing my aging mouth once again what it felt like to be young. Following Anderson Valleys reputation, the stout swept in for the strong hard finish. Bravo

Photo of Grackos
4.5/5  rDev +19%

I really like this beer, one of my favorites. Strong and sorta smooth at the same time. Nice aroma and the aftertaste is bourbony. LOVE IT! Their pumpkin variation is incredibly good too btw.

Photo of mmconnolly
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Cant stand Wild turkey so I was skeptical, however this beer hit all the right notes for me. Bourbon ties perfectly with the Blarney Flats body and flavor. That's some Bahl Hornin!!

Photo of Jaysauras
4.5/5  rDev +19%

L: Dark brown/black. Traditional looking stout with a thick creamy head with plenty of lace.

S: Primarily vanilla and caramel toffee notes with a hint of booze.

T: Fantastic. The smell is in the taste as well with a big vanilla, caramel, chocolate flavor which settles into the oaky bourbon finish. Has an almost whiskey charcoal taste deep within it also. Surprisingly complex for such a simply style.

M: Heavy and chewy. Surprisingly heavy considering it's only a 6.9. You could say it's a little watery for a stout but overall the feel is pretty good. Smooth and creamy.

O: I am a big fan of Anderson Valley and their oatmeal stout. This one may surpass it as my favorite stout they make. Really great flavor combination and the bourbon is used in a way that isn't overpowering, but really compliments the chocolate, toffee, caramel mix. Under 7% alcohol as well so this is an incredibly sessionable beer that won't weigh you down like traditional Imperial Stouts or BB Stouts. Very impressed.

Photo of travolta
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Appearance: Great leopard spotted lacing with a pitch black color. Head is caramel colored with very nice retention.

Nose: Straight bourbon right away, which fades to coconut, vanilla, toast, and chocolate.

Taste: Some bitterness up front. Light mouthfeel for a stout. Carbonation is well balanced but watered down. Light vanilla, and toffee with a very faint hint of alcohol hotness at the end.

Photo of Bunman3
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Wow! This is an incredibly complex beer that manages to unite two of my favorite beverages. The nose is heavy on vanilla with a hint of cocoa. A mouthful of this beer starts with the appropriate stout dark malts and moves to a very enjoyable bourbon finish. The undertones of oak, milk chocolate and coffee combine to create a very unique taste experience. This is easily one of the best beers I've tasted in the last year.

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a light tan head.
Nose shows heavy oak and bourbon with lots of vanilla, coconut and woody notes. Backed up by some soft roasted malt. Amazing.
Similar mix of oak, bourbon and light roast in terms of flavours, with creamy vanilla, creme brulee and light coffee followed by dry roast.
Body feels a bit light on.
Incredibly easy to drink.

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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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