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

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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

810 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 810
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%


Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tempest on 10-27-2012)
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roongirls

Idaho

5/5  rDev +32.6%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 06:14:05 | More by roongirls
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4.64/5  rDev +23.1%
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!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2013 04:21:15 | More by ohiobeer29
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pkalix

California

4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 00:42:02 | More by pkalix
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Gusmotel

Singapore

4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 11:44:12 | More by Gusmotel
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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

4.54/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2014 03:29:39 | More by MarkQ617
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

Appearance - a dark thick pour, two fingers of light mocha grip the glass at all points. Good lace, slow to fade.

Aroma - pleasant bourbon nose, not a whole lot else. Wood and whiskey.

Taste - roasty malts, on the sweeter side, some cocoa in there as well. The bourbon is nicely balanced, an easy meld with the other flavors. Not hot at all, the lower abv helps to pull that off. Some coconut on the swallow. Finishes warm, a touch of black coffee, coconut.

Mouthfeel - a touch thin for such a tasty beer, Carbonation is average I guess.

Overall - a really good beer that proves you don't have to turn the glass of beer into a 12% hot bourbon drink. It maintains its beer character very well alongside the bourbon, one of the better blends I've seen under 8%.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 06:47:36 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.43/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2013 08:23:49 | More by CrazyDavros
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours practically pitch black in color with some subtle tan froth.

(S)- A great coffee roast to it with an excellent yet subtle barrel oak and vanilla character.

(T)- Really well balanced and smooth with mellow coffee and toffee flavors. Great barrel finish to it.

(M)- Very mellow and smooth. Extremely well balanced with a welcomed lower ABV, which helps this beer so much.

(O)- A superb stout with a welcomed lower ABV drinkability to it in a sea of big monster 15%+ stouts. I am actually a big fan of when the bourbon shows big in stouts, but the subtleties of this one are fantastic. Easily one of the better american stouts I have had over the years.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 18:22:05 | More by sweemzander
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The ever-classy Barney Flats gets a serious renovation! Without sacrificing the character of the original, it draws in key components from the Wild Turkey bourbon barrels that complement it perfectly!

With a dark, bark brown hue, the beer evades black coloration but only barely. Capped with a delicate lining of espresso-like creme, the beer takes on a stately cask ale-like appearance. Good retention and light brandy legging reaffirm the notions of quality even to the eye.

The aromas of chocolate, heavy toast, medium roast coffee, and heavy cream rise much in the same way as the original Barney Flats, but as the nose becomes accustomed to the scent, the warming beer invites aromas of coconut, vanilla, cherry alcohol, weathered oak, and unmistakable bourbon to act in complement.

The bittersweet chocolate, toasty-roasty coffee flavors stem from aroma with a consistent feed. But the beer seems wrapped in an envelope of soft bourbon taste without the burn. Vanilla, caramel, coconut, charred oak, and mild dark fruit give the beer a sultry elegance that really sets it apart. It seems that the early palate doesn't register the taste nearly as well as it resonates in finish.

Creamy and delightful, the beer's early marshmallow textures morph into a lush velvety texture of warmth and brandyish sweetness. Light wood tanning creates a powdery sensation that balances the sweetness in conjunction with the broad woody bitterness from hops.

The beer simply exudes class- both from the stout and bourbon standpoints. This new Barney Flats variation is much more than a bourbon barrel aged beer, its a collaboration of taste that dovetail together perfectly!

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2012 22:51:46 | More by BEERchitect
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VincentFrey

Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a New Boulevard tulip glass.

Appearance: It's pitch-black, and can't find much color around the edges in a number of lights. Oddly inviting! However the head is very thing, receding toward the edges with little retention.

Smell: Delightful notes of bourbon and vanilla, with the rolled oats and caramel following up. It's very good, but a bit more strength from the base beer would push it towards perfect.

Taste: Just terrific! I wasn't as much of a fan of Barney Flats as others, but this is just incredible. All the highpoints of a standard oatmeal stout, with none of the alcohol burn or "going too far" of some barrel aged stouts.

Mouthfeel: Very, very close to perfect. Full, rich body lingers everywhere, sticking to gums and even the lips. Just no intangible to hit perfect, but for a $6 bomber, incredible!

Overall: I really dig, and am very happy to see Anderson Flats in Maryland if this is what they're selling.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 22:15:29 | More by VincentFrey
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at Idle Hands in NYC. I haven't had many non-imperial stouts aged with bourbon that had a good balance, but damn this is fine beer. The smooth, toast and vanilla liquor notes play off the roasted barley with touches of coffee, sweet chocolate, and oats. It's a medium-weight stout, just big enough to carry all the flavors. Overall, it's a wonderfully complex beer and I went back to the bar for a second.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2012 17:42:16 | More by tempest
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I don't do many reviews, but I think this beer deserved one.

Served from a bomber to a snifter.

Appearance- Jet black color with a nice smooth brown to brown-tan silky head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Smell- This is one of the best smelling beers I've had in quite awhile. Smells like someone
baking brownies or cookies. There is a slight hint of bourbon smell that is just
enough to compliment the base beer aromas. I also get some expresso, and maybe
some slight vanilla. All pair together beautifully.

Taste- Very oatmeal stout-y. Just the right amount of sweet, some chocolate notes and
some toffee. Again, the bourbon is there in a complimentary role. Also a slight
carbonation burn, but not over carbed. The finish is a bit dry, which works well.

Mouthfeel- I would say on the very end of medium to medium-thin body and mouthfeel. It
could use a tad more oats to round it out and go a litter fuller and smoother.

Overall- I didn't know what to expect going in, but I am pleasantly surprised on how much I
liked it. Definitely worth the price ($11 bomber). Wish it had a little more alcohol
and body, but overall well done. Definitely a must-try. I would buy another one at
this price.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 23:39:44 | More by Theortiz01
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Typical of a stout - dark with a nice, lazy head that poured very cleanly, with small carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Coffee notes, typical of a stout, with an underlying citrus, sweet, hop quality.

Taste: The hope notes on this were what made the beer exceptional. I was lucky enough to have this beer extra fresh, on-tap, at a special event. The hop profile added a hop citrus quality to the beer that immediately made this juicier than any stout I've ever had, without the cloying creaminess that some stouts over do.

Mouthfeel: Although I am not a stout person, so I do not have too many points of reference for the style, I thought this was a little thinner than the average stout, with a nice subtle sense of oiliness from the hops. As I understand it, this is slightly more alcholic than the average stout, too, perhaps accounting for the differences.

Overall: I hope this beer bottles and lasts as well as it tastes fresh on-tap, because, if it does, this will be added to my "always-keep-on-hand" selection.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2013 04:10:17 | More by tkdchampxi
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MisterClean

California

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - garnett colored, off-white head, 2 fingers, good retention, dissipates down to 1 finger ring. Very nice.

S - chocolate, light roast coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Hops are very light possibly floral and citrus.

T - chocolatey, maple like maltiness, some vanilla, and hearty notes of bourbon.

M - malt-dominated, medium bodied, not hot, but a little warmth on the aftertaste.

D - very nice overall. Abv not heavy, helps make it almost sessionable. Worth seeking it out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2013 03:47:12 | More by MisterClean
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a tall crown of tan-hued foam, receding at a steady clip, leaving little flecks of lace on the descent.

Smell: Sweet-scented bourbon notes dovetailed into the Barney Flats scent, with its touches of mild-blend coffee and chocolate-dipped oatmeal cookies.

Taste: Their BFOS presented a steady, sweet maltiness, with semi-sweet chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, and a smooth, creaminess from the oats and light dark fruitiness. Adding in the smooth vanilla, brown sugar, coconut, oak elements from bourbon barrels is just gravy. Smooth, sweet-sided finish with lingering aforementioned bourbony accents.

Mouthfeel: Medium, though nicely textured and wholly drinkable with decent amounts of carbonation.

Overall: It's a good bourbon barrel-aged beer. For the bourbon barrel-aged beer lover in us all.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 22:24:14 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a deep brown with amber hues. Off white head forms and leaves a sheet of lace.

SMELL: Whiskey and oak, possessing a chocolatey malt background. You can really pull in alot of the Wild Turkey.

TASTE: Reminds me of eating s'mores by the campfire, taking sips of turkey periodically. Vanilla and roast, touch of coffee. Whiskey shows up mid palate with a smooth sweet grain alcohol flavor, but really no heat. Hops are leafy and alittle citrusy. Really Good. Not as strong or boozy as some, this is just flavorful.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied, smooth feel, soft carbonation. A bit thin which hurts the score. Very light sticky dryness.

OVERALL: Tasty brew, really like what the barrel did to this one. Subtlety works in this genre, let the barrel shine. I must admit, I really enjoy Wild Turkey, so this beer delivered a great 2 in 1.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2013 23:32:27 | More by Stinkypuss
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pure black with no highlights, topped by three fingers of dark tan foam.

Wonderful inviting, alluring aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak up front, with supports of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit.

Taste is the same. Bourbon, vanilla, oak forward. Coffee and chocolate in support. Does not have quite the depth of some other bourbon barrel stouts.

Smooth rich mouthfeel.

It's not on par with KBS, but it is well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 03:56:58 | More by RonfromJersey
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark black with a thick creamy head.

The scent is brilliant with strong coconut aromas, light vanilla, and graham cracker maltiness.

The taste is even stronger coconut with hints of vanilla. The graham crackery end lends to a breadiness or maltiness. Very low in ABV it is my fear that the lack of malts lends to a watery taste and feel near the end of the swallow. Overall this is a thoroughly enjoyable and another fine entry from A Valley!

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2013 23:24:33 | More by KYGunner
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shand

Florida

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviews for this beer are kinda silly. Just because it's not super thick and strong doesn't mean this isn't a great bourbon barrel stout. The taste has an extremely well integrated bourbon flavor which wonderfully mingles with the base stout. Strong vanilla and oak tones, extremely tasty, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:19:37 | More by shand
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screamking

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler purchased at whole foods poured into snifter.

Appearance-pours almost black with a 1 finger khaki head, nice lacing. 4.25

Aroma-vanilla, light toffee, cinnamon, coffee, hint of milk chocolate, ground pepper. 4.5

Taste-oak, toffee, vanilla, small hint of butterscotch, not too complex just straight up bourbon taste. 4

Feel-medium body, a little on the watery side, coats palate but aftertaste doesn't linger, mild carbonation, very drinkable. 4

Overall-this is nothing more than a bourbon beer, I can hardly tast the base beer in this. The barrel characters just devour the oatmeal stout. If your not into bourbon this is not the beer for you. That being said, I'm into bourbon and this beer is killer. Very drinkable and at a smaller ABV than most barrel aged beers it's totally sessionable. It's not as complex as most other barrel beers but what it lacks in complexity it makes up with drinkability. 4.5

Serving type: growler

03-01-2013 03:47:01 | More by screamking
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours an incredibly dark brown, near black. Nearly 2 fingers of dark khaki colored head, nice retention, 1/4" remains after about 5 minutes, lacing is great.

S - Smells fantastic. Very sweet, lots of chocolate malts, caramel, vanilla, and sweet bourbon. Raisin or dark cherry is also very present.

T - Initially I'm getting mostly sweetish dark fruits and some light bourbon flavors. The bourbon lingers a bit as the vanilla, and a bit of chocolate/coffee like malts come into play. The finish is slightly dry, chocolaty sweet, and mild bourbon. Definitely not going to make many people flinch, mild but very good.

M - Incredibly drinkable. A little light but very smooth - I could down this pretty quickly in great comfort. Definitely a rarity for the style, a huge plus

O - Definitely the lowest ABV if seen on a Bourbon Barrel Aged brew. Is it the most flavorful smack in the face? No, not at all. But its still got great, balanced flavor, an incredibly smooth drinkability and a hint of that bourbony deliciousness we all know and love.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 23:17:48 | More by MacQ32
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

10 bucks a bottle for a 7% barrel aged stout, I had to try it since i love BA Imperial stouts and this sounded like a nice sessionable BA beer.

Pours a dark black with a one inch tan head that fell to a sheet and ring after 2 mins. Very nice head on this one for a BA beer, they are usually very small.

Smell is absolutely fantastic, 4.5 bourbon, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, caramel, coffee. Not the biggest nose I've smelled but well balanced. Wonderful!

Taste is like bourbon soaked coffee beans, vanilla similar to Ballast point victory at sea porter. some hop bitterness, but mostly chocolate malt and coffee with bourbon dominate.
It all is subdued though because the size of the beer. It's not a really in your face flavor profile, and I wish it had just a bit more flavor, as it taste's just a little on the watery side. Still very tasty though, 4.25.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, a tad watery but still smooth as far as feel. very well blended.

I enjoyed this beer alot and wish i could drink this all day cause its sessionable at 7%, but for something to get at 10 bucks a pop, well i was expecting more. Very nice though.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:43:44 | More by BastardKing24
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popery

California

4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with just a touch of dark brown at the edges. Great looking head. It’s big and brown. A thick blanket of fine foam. Excellent retention and lacing, particularly for a barrel-aged stout, if a somewhat small one.

Very nice aroma with more bourbon delicacy and rich stout flavor than expected. Lots of vanilla and chocolate. Rich caramel and toffee. Lots of complex barrel flavors knocking around - cherry, walnut, coconut. Little to no roast. Some light oak but more bourbon than oak is coming through from the barrel. The barrel is strong, but the stout and barrel notes are well balanced and work well together. Very little booziness, much less than expected, anyway.

The taste is similar to the aroma and works quite well with the relatively low abv. Big, rich chocolate with sweet caramel and bourbon. Good balance of barrel and stout. Little roast. Sweet bourbon contributing vanilla, caramel, nuttiness and fruit. Very nice. An oaky tannic note and some mild hoppiness cuts off the sweetness in the finish.

Good mouthfeel. Creamy and smooth. Nice full feel for a 6.9% abv beer. A lot of smaller beers get awfully thin with some time in a barrel, but Anderson Valley has managed to keep this beer feeling rich and full.

AV has done some excellent work with this beer. I previously tried and liked the tap version, and I think this bottle is even better. I’m very impressed that they’ve managed to get such complexity, richness and delicacy into a beer of this strength. I’m looking forward to trying more from their barrel program, and it’s exciting to see AV and Fal Allen put something fun and new in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 04:56:29 | More by popery
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bottlemixx

A - black with a huge, dense, thick, brown head that has great retention

S - huge chocolate notes and huge whiskey notes, woody, roasty

T - chocolate, roasted malts, woody, bourbon, vanilla, some booze; a rather overall mild flavor

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice beer, but it seems that the barrels imparted a far bigger flavor than the base beer. If I had to rate each flavor separately I'd give the Wild Turkey an A and the base stout a B. The base beer just needs a bolder flavor to stand up to the barrel aging. Overall, though this is definitely a good stout and one that is well worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 21:43:13 | More by tdm168
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BeerAficionadoMCMXC

California

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Light tan head. Not overwhelmingly black. I've seen darker stouts.
S- Definite chocolate notes, the bourbon smell is definitely mellowed but present.
T- IT's got a nice flavor and body to it. Very impressive and very sippable. Thumbs up.
M-Medium light for a stout but heavy on the palate.
O- Interesting take on the bourbon barrel aged stout. I'd say go boozier on the ABV and you got yourself a nicely balanced imperial. As it...amazing.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 08:22:45 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.