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

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Ratings: 1,136
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 38
Gots: 125 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: The body is the color of dark chocolate with a cream colored head. The beer leaves light yet nice patches of lacing as it goes down.

Aroma: The nose is met with an immediate impact of Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, leaving the impression of wood, bourbon, and even tart apples.

Taste: The taste profile starts out very tart as the bourbon barrels really coat the taste. A dry, woody note fills in the void between the tart beginning and the charred grain coffee finish.

Overall: Much like their Pinchy Jeek Barl effort, the bourbon barrels really dominate everything about the beer.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

L: Dark brown/black. Traditional looking stout with a thick creamy head with plenty of lace.

S: Primarily vanilla and caramel toffee notes with a hint of booze.

T: Fantastic. The smell is in the taste as well with a big vanilla, caramel, chocolate flavor which settles into the oaky bourbon finish. Has an almost whiskey charcoal taste deep within it also. Surprisingly complex for such a simply style.

M: Heavy and chewy. Surprisingly heavy considering it's only a 6.9. You could say it's a little watery for a stout but overall the feel is pretty good. Smooth and creamy.

O: I am a big fan of Anderson Valley and their oatmeal stout. This one may surpass it as my favorite stout they make. Really great flavor combination and the bourbon is used in a way that isn't overpowering, but really compliments the chocolate, toffee, caramel mix. Under 7% alcohol as well so this is an incredibly sessionable beer that won't weigh you down like traditional Imperial Stouts or BB Stouts. Very impressed.

Jaysauras, Nov 08, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not real often you come across a barrel aged stout that's comes in under 7% abv but carries this much flavor and mouthfeel! I love it. Not a huge wild turkey fan myself, and the specific character of the whiskey comes through a lot in this beer, but it seems to work. Frothy look, soft grayish brown head on a dark chocolate colored body with good viscosity and so e clinging density. Nose is whiskey first, thin vanilla and booze, with sweet oak, milk chocolate, and derived fruit, maybe raisin leading the way in the flavor. Oats might froth this up a little, chocolate malt is robust, and the oak is long lasting in the finish. It's great because all the booze and body of the huge imperials is here, right there to enjoy from first sip, but it never gets hit and heavy, allowing me to consume way more of this than I could some imperial. Props to Anderson valley for putting this one together, it's perfect this time of year! A touch of acidity in the finish is my only complaint

StonedTrippin, Nov 07, 2014
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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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