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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,144 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,144
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 128 | 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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Ratings: 1,144 | Reviews: 187 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

onlymurderers, Nov 14, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Tj4k, Nov 14, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +4%

jmartinger, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DamageCase76, Nov 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

yemenmocha, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Drew26, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Jaysauras
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Anatole, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
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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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Mdodge8837, Nov 06, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

FreshHawk, Nov 01, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +28.4%

Fohdawg, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

jrfehon33, Oct 31, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

bump8628, Oct 31, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -14.1%

PotlandOR, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Thinner then I was expecting from a stout. It drinks smooth and creamy. The flavor of Wild Turkey is very noticable.

I would describe this as a very sessionable Bourbon. Maybe not what I would expect from a stout, but on the whole a very enjoyable drink.

MikeVW, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

116guy, Oct 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

ac22rush, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mrn1ceguy, Oct 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

BabaBeer, Oct 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

AMAZING stout, if you're a fan of bourbon, or a fan of the rich malty stout, this is the one for you, pours thick and black with a dark head.

unitypunk, Oct 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

RedRider7, Oct 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Yby1acb, Oct 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

spycow, Oct 25, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark chestnut colored with a beige head that sizzles as it rises up, and recedes quickly. Low aroma of bourbon and dark malt. Rich flavor of darkly toasted malt, not roasty. Subtle woody notes, bourbon hints, and vanilla. bourbon is understated. No hop flavor, but firm bitterness offsets the malt. Somewhat thin body, dry and talcy, a carbonation tingle finishes. Woody notes linger. Good, but not great.

far333, Oct 25, 2014
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,144 ratings.