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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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very good

1,011 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,011
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 30
Gots: 92 | FT: 3
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:
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(Beer added by: tempest on 10-27-2012)
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lemniscate

California

1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

04-14-2013 01:53:47 | More by lemniscate
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

12-08-2013 20:43:38 | More by Rekrule
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osuskin

Indiana

2/5  rDev -46.8%

02-12-2014 23:19:10 | More by osuskin
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Robyn

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.8%

08-04-2014 03:58:11 | More by Robyn
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -46.8%

05-30-2014 21:11:56 | More by Carpentiere
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Brew33

Ohio

2/5  rDev -46.8%

12-22-2013 17:02:36 | More by Brew33
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2/5  rDev -46.8%

12-10-2013 14:35:11 | More by AlaskanYoung
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PaulUH

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.8%

01-03-2014 16:29:09 | More by PaulUH
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

10-25-2013 02:07:30 | More by oglmcdgl
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JupiterJesus

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

09-24-2013 04:31:24 | More by JupiterJesus
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

06-09-2014 12:25:48 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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DevinK

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

01-25-2014 04:54:46 | More by DevinK
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moarmare

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

07-14-2014 12:37:05 | More by moarmare
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

03-22-2014 11:10:45 | More by Liberatiscioli
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rdooley

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

08-18-2014 00:47:21 | More by rdooley
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SnaxStL

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

10-08-2013 20:02:36 | More by SnaxStL
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stevied71

Australia

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
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ThickNStout

Georgia

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
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

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
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trippytbta

California

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
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Jeffo

Netherlands

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
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GRG1313

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

04-06-2013 04:37:42 | More by GRG1313
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MenardMa

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

12-26-2013 17:10:34 | More by MenardMa
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

07-29-2013 04:04:31 | More by jhillwastaken
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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

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