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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: 1,047
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 34
Gots: 99 | FT: 5
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

eawolff99, Today at 02:56 AM
Photo of shleepy
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

Smell is super barrely. Light bodied. Chocolatey, lightly smoky. Tasty.

shleepy, Yesterday at 06:41 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

MypSE, Saturday at 09:15 PM
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3.92/5  rDev +4%

siayancan, Friday at 02:01 AM
Photo of TheMarkE
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Appearance: Black body with a tan head, lots of foam and lacing.

Smell: Bourbon, vanilla, cigar boxes, chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and smooooth.

The Verdict: Awesome. It’s not in the league of Firestone’s Sucaba, but it’s right up there in the same neighborhood. Smooth, complex, and delicious.

TheMarkE, Thursday at 11:26 PM
Photo of Getalegup
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Getalegup, Thursday at 12:59 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jschott75, Thursday at 12:22 AM
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3.89/5  rDev +3.2%

Canada_Dan, Tuesday at 09:52 PM
Photo of ThaHealer
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ThaHealer, Sep 16, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -12.5%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +26%

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.

pat61, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +22%

The_Gluepig, Sep 12, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +30.5%

Admbmb92, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

BeccaH, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a: Opaque black with a tro inch tall tan head which receded slowly to thick even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Bourbon.and dark chocolate.

t: Bourbon with chocolate notes, followed by a smoky dark malt finish which lingers at first. Becomes more bourbon dominated later.

m: Rather light for a stout and considering its dense black visual.

o At first not quite as bourbon dominated as the aroma and initial taste suggested. Easy drinking. The light mouthfeel at first distracts a bit from the drinking experience, but the persistent bourbon flavor grows more enjoyable to the point you don't mind iof the mouthfeel is light.

scotorum, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

CreedeSon, Sep 12, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours out a beautiful black color with a tan head that quickly retreats to a thin but lasting lace. The aroma is coffee and chocolate and the taste is dominated by dark chocolate. Not much bourbon flavor considering how flavorful Wild Turkey Bourbon is. The mouthfeel is very smooth with low but sufficient carbonation. Overall a decent entry.

Retroman40, Sep 12, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

From notes on 3/6/14

On tap at Brews Brothers. Mild aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Nice dark color. Has a slightly carbonated taste similar to Coke. Can tell it is wild turkey. Really has that alcohol taste. All right beer. Prefer some of the barrel aged beers in the great lakes region more.

kkleu357, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Jeffreysan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of roasted malt, a little smoke, some vanilla, a little oak, and lots of brown sugar, but unfortunately, not much aromas of bourbon or whiskey.

Taste: Nice! Strong flavors of roasted malt and brown sugar-like sweetness. I get notes of vanilla, some dark chocolate, a touch of licorice, and as the beer warms, more and more flavors of bourbon coming through.

Mouthfeel: Chewy and smooth as hell as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 6.9%, I’m surprised at how low the alcohol level is, as I’m expecting higher ABVs in barrel-aged stouts.

Overall: This is a good, solid bourbon-barrel aged stout, but not a great one. There are some good flavors of malt and sweetness and some bourbon too, but it’s not as strong as some other, better, bourbon barrel-aged stouts out there. Still, it’s worth a drink when you want a bourbon barrel-aged stout but don’t want to get a full buzz or drunk on!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Biblioista, Sep 10, 2014
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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,047 ratings.