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

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Ratings: 1,269
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 58
Gots: 211 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: tempest on 10-27-2012

Aged for three months in Wild Turkey® Bourbon barrels, this luxurious stout has a deep ebony hue and a beautiful mahogany head. The woody, vanilla-like notes imparted by the barrels mingle with aromas of fresh baked bread, toffee, and espresso and envelop the rich chocolate and roasted barley flavors with a fine bourbon character.
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Ratings: 1,269 | Reviews: 219
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Appearance: Great leopard spotted lacing with a pitch black color. Head is caramel colored with very nice retention.

Nose: Straight bourbon right away, which fades to coconut, vanilla, toast, and chocolate.

Taste: Some bitterness up front. Light mouthfeel for a stout. Carbonation is well balanced but watered down. Light vanilla, and toffee with a very faint hint of alcohol hotness at the end.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured a darker black. This beer smells absolutely delicious. Smells of bourbon and vanilla. You can smell it as soon as you crack the bottle open. I was expecting more in the taste department. It is a smooth beer. Bourbon and vanilla dominate the taste. It almost tastes watered down though. Most Bourbon barrel stouts are over the top and a bomber will knock you off your feet. At first I didn't like this one because it wasn't that. By the end of the bomber though it won me over.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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.

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