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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: 1,145
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 128 | FT: 4
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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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

jdwilliamson79, Sunday at 04:55 PM
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2.53/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Don't know what to say, maybe I had a bad one - not stouty at all.

More black IPA than stout.

Not bubby to look at but had a light carbonated mouthfeel.

Caramel bourbon smell.

Edge of head no webbing.

Found to be quite gassy.

I had a Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon before, which may affect this review.

stevied71, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of ThickNStout
2.6/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.99. No apparent bottling date. Served in a Founders snifter.

Pours dark brown with one and a half fingers khaki head that leaves a little lace.

Smells of sweet bourbon, coconut, cocoa and brown sugar.

Taste is sweet vanilla, cocoa, faint bourbon, caramel, coconut, brown sugar and a lottle caramel. Just hints of the flavors without much oomph.

Light body. Light carbonation. Mild sweet bourbony finish.

Interesting but lacking depth. Thin and lackluster. Seems like they barreled a beer that wasn't quite up to the task. There are plenty of other far better barrel aged stouts available for the money.

ThickNStout, Apr 04, 2013
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2.66/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013 Solid black color smallish tan head. Aromas of bourbon in spades with hints of roasty coffee underneath. Thin coffee like liquid assaulted with too much bourbon. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. This doesn’t have enough body to stand up to the thinning effects of the overuse of bourbon here.

johnnnniee, Jun 09, 2013
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2.66/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Pikes in Long Beach, CA

A: Black with light tan head

S: Dark fruity with a little bourbon

T: Tastes first of fruit and milk chocolate, ends with bourbon

M: Light and carbonated

Overall: The brew is not very complex. no real depth. the only thing going for the brew is that you could taste the wild turkey

trippytbta, Jun 23, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle from Doodler in a recent trade. My man Doopie loves this beer, so I was excited to try it.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A clear dark brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fluffy tan head with very good retention. Black body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a full cap and sticks to the sides of the glass. Lots of carbonation as well. Splotchy wisp and ring remain with some good lacing down the glass. A little too much carbonation, but good head.

SMELL: Lighter nose, unfortunately. Light bourbon and oak, with touches of sweet cream and milk chocolate. Mute, but okay.

TASTE: Oak up front with light bourbon and a touch of caramel. Medium and relatively dry finish of oak, some sweet vanilla and a splash of bourbon and bitter chocolate as well. The bourbon is okay after the swallow, but it's a little lack luster up front and the base stout isn't really a factor. Weak all around.

OVERALL: Thinner body and higher levels of carbonation. Light on the palate and a little airy going down, finishing a touch mouth coating.

OVERALL: I guess for the relatively low ABV, this is alright. In the grand scheme of things, however, it's pretty uneventful and underwhelming. Anderson Valley has never really impressed though, so I guess that's not too much of a surprise. Not off-putting, just nothing worth remembering. Thanks again Doodler!

Jeffo, Oct 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

GRG1313, Apr 06, 2013
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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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