Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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2.53/5 rDev -32.7%
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.
04-20-2014 13:08:19 | More by stevied71
2.6/5 rDev -30.9%
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.
04-04-2013 06:56:27 | More by ThickNStout
2.66/5 rDev -29.3%
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.
06-09-2013 02:07:42 | More by johnnnniee
2.66/5 rDev -29.3%
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
06-23-2014 22:05:31 | More by trippytbta
2.7/5 rDev -28.2%
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!
10-16-2013 20:01:48 | More by Jeffo
2.75/5 rDev -26.9%
On tap at Empire Slice House OKC. Pours a dark brown with a finger of creamy mocha head that recedes quickly. The tap is pretty cold, so there's not a lot of aroma. You can definitely smell the bourbon, some chocolate and coffee. The bourbon predominates the taste, and is a bit much. Some dark chocolate and red plums sneak their way in. Really, really boozy. Medium mouth, but not a lot of oil. The aftertaste disappears quickly. Did I mention it's a bourbon first brew? It really loses any sense of balance as it warms. I'm not likely to revisit this one soon.
08-26-2014 00:20:23 | More by MartzMimic
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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