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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

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Ratings: 1,000
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 29
Gots: 89 | 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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Steve_Gonz

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-20-2014 02:35:19 | More by Steve_Gonz
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-19-2014 11:59:44 | More by Cynic-ale
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-18-2014 21:40:03 | More by timontheroad
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jmich24

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-18-2014 15:30:21 | More by jmich24
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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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MimDIPA

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

A- medium black with a decent tan head.
S- chocolate, bourbon, a little roast. Decent but nothing terribly complex
T- Kind of a struggle here. A very brief hint of chocolate and roasted malt before the bourbon kicks in. It's fairly easy to not pick up much other than the bourbon. Really not much in the finish as the MF doesn't let it linger.
M- Too thin, more like a black ale, but maybe even thin for that
O- this beer adds to my suspicion that low abv stouts and bourbon don't mix. Velvet merkin was better but not by a significant margin. Basically the beer itself acts mostly a conduit for the bourbon flavor. And whatever flavor the beer does have doesn't mesh terribly well with the bourbon. Gotta give them credit for shooting for a low abv BA stout at a reasonable price, but just doesn't get there. [Edit: got a bit better at room temp, but still closer to mediocre.]

08-17-2014 03:38:32 | More by MimDIPA
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-17-2014 03:14:44 | More by maxcoinage
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PGVG

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

08-17-2014 03:13:36 | More by PGVG
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sammyt728

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

08-16-2014 23:13:02 | More by sammyt728
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-16-2014 03:56:41 | More by Lare453
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agandt

New York

3.92/5  rDev +4.3%

08-15-2014 18:58:55 | More by agandt
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pathead

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-14-2014 21:57:01 | More by pathead
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saeh

France

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-14-2014 01:59:16 | More by saeh
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

08-14-2014 01:53:56 | More by Nobcefus
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98green

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-13-2014 01:32:40 | More by 98green
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sjrodriguez

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-13-2014 00:51:22 | More by sjrodriguez
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-11-2014 19:33:36 | More by JMS1512
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shigg85

Japan

3.69/5  rDev -1.9%

Export version from the Netherlands; bottle simply reads "Bourbon Barrel Stout" without a mention of Wild Turkey, contains the same alcohol content, and a different background image of what looks like a bear. I believe this is the same beer though. Bought a bomber bottle of this from Tanakaya in Mejiro, Tokyo, Japan. Poured into a pint class. Awesome chocolate foam and a thick, wonderful mouthfeel to this, but it really lets me down as far as "bourbon barrel stouts" go. There was not much in the nose to excite, and while the taste was pleasant, I was hoping for more. I enjoyed this beer, but it would not make my top rankings of barrel-aged stouts.

08-11-2014 07:34:36 | More by shigg85
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noproduction

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-11-2014 00:52:22 | More by noproduction
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Bp123

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-10-2014 23:18:20 | More by Bp123
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Hootie159

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-10-2014 20:07:02 | More by Hootie159
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rojapa

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

08-09-2014 20:21:06 | More by rojapa
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kelli_murphy

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +6.6%

I picked up a case for the restaurant that I work for after going to a trade show where AVBC was showing this off. At first I was kind of dismissive because there are a lot of these Bourbon Barrel Stouts showing up and i just logged it away with another one trick pony like some of the rest. So I visited a few other tables and then found myself standing back in front of this display, so I gave in. The nose was all Wild Turkey, that sweet, warm, toasty smell. I fully prepared myself for the same on the palate and was so delighted to have this delicious, delightfully bitter stout greet my taste buds. the finish is long and that is where the Wild Turkey showed up again. I am usually more open minded to beer and I immediately kicked myself for initially passing this one over. So I would say overall this a joy of a brew that I immediately ordered so that I had it available for myself whenever I want it.

08-09-2014 16:56:05 | More by kelli_murphy
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-09-2014 02:40:28 | More by krl2112
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toppoop

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-08-2014 22:12:27 | More by toppoop
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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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