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

Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel StoutAnderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

804 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%


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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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Anderson Valley Brewing 'Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout" @ 6.9% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $11.30

A-pour is ink black from the bottle to glass with a small tan head leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint

S-wild turkey bourbon barrel's on the opeing and intial pour , sweet

T-intial taste is pure booze , smooth & big tasting stout

MF-bit oily , low carbonation , real big full body

Ov-ok beer , share with a friend ,

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 05:12:04 | More by LampertLand
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

10 bucks a bottle for a 7% barrel aged stout, I had to try it since i love BA Imperial stouts and this sounded like a nice sessionable BA beer.

Pours a dark black with a one inch tan head that fell to a sheet and ring after 2 mins. Very nice head on this one for a BA beer, they are usually very small.

Smell is absolutely fantastic, 4.5 bourbon, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, caramel, coffee. Not the biggest nose I've smelled but well balanced. Wonderful!

Taste is like bourbon soaked coffee beans, vanilla similar to Ballast point victory at sea porter. some hop bitterness, but mostly chocolate malt and coffee with bourbon dominate.
It all is subdued though because the size of the beer. It's not a really in your face flavor profile, and I wish it had just a bit more flavor, as it taste's just a little on the watery side. Still very tasty though, 4.25.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, a tad watery but still smooth as far as feel. very well blended.

I enjoyed this beer alot and wish i could drink this all day cause its sessionable at 7%, but for something to get at 10 bucks a pop, well i was expecting more. Very nice though.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:43:44 | More by BastardKing24
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Sammy

Near jet black, 1.5 fingers of tan head, some lace as well. Smell is roasted with chocolate, some bourbon and oak, mild vanilla as well, a bit of fudge and lightly astringent but not unpleasant. Taste is lightly roasted, chocolate and vanilla, oak is light with a bit of bourbon mid palate, vanilla-oaky finish. Medium carbonation, fairly thin body as well. Not bad in terms of flavour but the thin points of this leaves a bit to be desired though.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 14:56:01 | More by peensteen
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown color with a thin cappuccino colored head.

Chocolate, light notes of vanilla and roasted malt. No wood notes. I wouldn't guess it was barrel aged but rather with vanilla beans.

Again, tastes more like a vanilla porter than a barrel aged stout except for a boozy finish. It doesn't pick up any of the charred oak that's so appealing but instead comes as a neutral booze.

Mouthfeel is extremely thin for the style. I was shocked that the abv is only 6.9%. A much heavier body is needed to hold up to barrel aging and I'm not sure why they'd try and make this so small.
To go along with being thin, it has too much carbonation.

It's somewhat of a mess and I can't understand why they'd attempt this with such a light and carbonated base beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 03:04:38 | More by Vonerichs
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brureview

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at first in a balloon glass, later tasted in snifter.

One should start out colder with this beer, and let it warm up. The nuances of the taste and aroma become apparent with a bit of warming. In some beers, the aroma and taste diminish with time; with this stout, warming brings out more pronounced aroma-flavor.

Poured a very dark chocolate color with a 1/2 finger head.

Light chocolate aroma. A wafting of strong bourbon and chocolate as the beer warms up.

Mouth feel is moderately carbonated.

The taste is strong bourbon-chocolate- the bourbon becomes apparent with warming.

The body is light, and there is a slight alcoholic finish.

Overall, it's easy to drink, not overwhelming, yet well-defined in its aroma and taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 03:31:23 | More by brureview
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Anderson valley bourbon aged (wild turkey)
A- dark black with a thin tan brown film. 4
S- sweet, honeycomb, caramel, bourbon, inticing and deep. 4.25
T- strong bourbon barrel, jd, strong coffee, dark roasty malt but subdued, mollasus, rich bourbon character, thick. 4 some cocoa.
M- big character l, leaves a long lingering aftertaste. Smooth even low carbonation. 3.75
Really smooth, but not amazing on terms of depth or complexity, good drink ability but would seek out others in the future 3.75

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2013 16:30:23 | More by mick303
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DrinkNewport

Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A beautiful dark pour with a nice head.

Smells like...SURPRISE!...Bourbon.

And it tastes like bourbon. This beer is a little on the mild side, at 6.9% meaning that it just gets bulldozed by the barrel-aging. Now if you're a barrel-aged nut who is all about their beer tasting like bourbon, this is a great beer. If you look to barrel-aging to add complexity to already intense ales, look elsewhere as this is a mild stout bourbonized.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 10:42:45 | More by DrinkNewport
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into chalice. Deep black color with really nice airy foamy tan head. lots of roasted malt aromas and hints of chocolate. Similar flavor...roasted malt and a lot of chocolate flavor with a hint of vanilla. Only a slight note of bourbon, but that may be the vanilla I taste. I think the best quality of this brew is how smooth it is. Its silky, creamy, and so easy to drink. Really a nice stout...although walking the line of imperial, its nice to get such a good quality semi-low abv American Stout. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 13:58:27 | More by DrinkSlurm
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ikantspel

California

3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber into a hangar 24 tumbler

Pours a heady brown with a beady beige head that sits for a while

Nose is a faint bourbon and oak with oatmeal cookie and slight molasses

Starts off semi sweet and faint bourbon flavor rollicks around for a bit and finishes dry and biscuity.

Alcohol is not overpowering but I was expecting some bite. Upon further review it's only 6.9% which is its oly drawback.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 00:39:12 | More by ikantspel
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Barrel aged stout poured into a wide-mouth snifter.

A: Deep chocolate color, opaque. 1 finger slightly tan head. Not terribly active. Head sticks around for a little while, then became a thin disk. wispy lacing.

S: Deep phenolics, roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, and that unmistakable whiskey and oak of a Wild Turkey barrel.

T: The malts are somewhat neutral on taste. The barrel flavors seem muted too. Good, just not as strong as the nose would indicate. Little spiciness from carbonation, but not creamy.

M: Thinner than I thought it would be. not as creamy as other offerings in this category.

O: Solid example, nice notes and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 02:49:39 | More by Scrapss
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I don't do many reviews, but I think this beer deserved one.

Served from a bomber to a snifter.

Appearance- Jet black color with a nice smooth brown to brown-tan silky head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Smell- This is one of the best smelling beers I've had in quite awhile. Smells like someone
baking brownies or cookies. There is a slight hint of bourbon smell that is just
enough to compliment the base beer aromas. I also get some expresso, and maybe
some slight vanilla. All pair together beautifully.

Taste- Very oatmeal stout-y. Just the right amount of sweet, some chocolate notes and
some toffee. Again, the bourbon is there in a complimentary role. Also a slight
carbonation burn, but not over carbed. The finish is a bit dry, which works well.

Mouthfeel- I would say on the very end of medium to medium-thin body and mouthfeel. It
could use a tad more oats to round it out and go a litter fuller and smoother.

Overall- I didn't know what to expect going in, but I am pleasantly surprised on how much I
liked it. Definitely worth the price ($11 bomber). Wish it had a little more alcohol
and body, but overall well done. Definitely a must-try. I would buy another one at
this price.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 23:39:44 | More by Theortiz01
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Gusmotel

Singapore

4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's only one keg of this beer in all of Singapore and I was honored to be at the tapping of it. Goddamn what a beer!

Appearance: Straight from the barrel directly after tapping into an AV Snifter. Medium black color, translucent around the edges, with a thick tan creamy one finger head. Lasted through about half of the beer. Dark lacing that almost cascaded down the side of the snifter.

Aroma: Bourbon. The aging in Wild Turkey barrels had an immediate effect on the nose. Significant chocolate, oaky earthy points also evolved as the brew warmed. Smelled creamy.

Taste: The bourbon taste was blended perfectly with the chocolatey malt. Adding complexity, there are touches of vanilla and caramel, and then bourbon/bourbon barrel again at the end. Not overly sticky at the finish or overpowering in alcohol flavor. Started out smooth and finished smooth as well.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light for a stout. I was expecting a thick whiskey bomb, and to be honest it almost seemed like a Porter consistency. Medium to light body (for a stout) and silky smooth chocolatey bourbon goodness coated the throat.

Overall: It's the best beer on tap in Singapore and I am glad to have had a glass before the barrel kicks. I'm sure the bottle is just as nice, but nothing beats a tap. Lighter body characteristics, solid stout flavor, and minor bourbon hints make it extremely sessionable stout. I should have gone back today for another. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 11:44:12 | More by Gusmotel
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

- Aged in Wild Turkey burbon barrels.

A: Rootbeer-chocolate exit from the bomber appears a flat black in the vessel accompanied by a modestly sized 1 inch mocha marshmellowed textured head that remained amazing sturdy for a lenghty amount of time. High rate of rapid effervesce along the inner vessel walls. Milky thin sheet lacing with a generous amount of vessel coverage.

S: Small hints of scorched oak barrel, chocolate, sweet licorice appears on the nose. Burbon spicing, vanilla, smooth oaky and caraemle cream sweetness, nice level of awareness.

T: Caramel buttery oak flavor meets a light sweet milky chocolate base. Watery burbon spiciness, sweet caramel cream, vanilla, toasted coconut and oak mention really adds spice and flair to the event. There is some nice creamy chocolate, more sweet, blending nicely with the burbon aspect. Really nice burbon mention lingers after the swallow.

M: The body leans towards the lighter end of medium. Silky smooth in texture, really nice and gentle feel, albeit perhaps a bit thin and light for the hardcore BA stout fan more accustomed to heavier weight.

O: Overall really liked the Wild Turkey burbon barrel influence here, a burbon i am highly familar with from my youth straight from the bottle. Smooth spiciness, sweet caramel cream, thought the stout portion comes off a bit light bodied and seems a bit underweight per class like a feather weight boxer to a heavy weight. This is not going to be your typical huge BA stout to the likes of dark lord, Black hole, insert any other BA stout to your liking here, rather this seems like an easy and sweet milk stout with gentle burbon highlights perfect for that causual drinking in multiples despite its 6.9%abv which seems perfect here. I really enjoyed the gentle and sweet drinking nature it had to offer, showing not every BA stout has to be a malt monster and soaked with alcohol, this does nicely as a causual drinker and something i would consider multiples in with good company.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 23:52:27 | More by beerthulhu
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter (thinking it was an imperial stout).

Appearance: Thin black body with an easy settling tan head. Heavy bubbles on the initial pour creates head that rose to roughly 1/2".

Smell:Strong butterscotch, with toffee...absolutely addicting scent.

Taste: Has a strong whiskey and wood feel to it, like the scent you feel sweetness that you can hear relate it to butterscotch. Seems almost a tad overwhelming. Light malts and a sweet a molasses finish.

Mouth: Medium, and very sticky.

Overall: Good brew, wouldn't chase it though, much better Harrell aged stouts out on the market that out this one to shame. Still worth picking up and charging with a bud.
Salud!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 21:27:32 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a light tan head.
Nose shows heavy oak and bourbon with lots of vanilla, coconut and woody notes. Backed up by some soft roasted malt. Amazing.
Similar mix of oak, bourbon and light roast in terms of flavours, with creamy vanilla, creme brulee and light coffee followed by dry roast.
Body feels a bit light on.
Incredibly easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2013 08:23:49 | More by CrazyDavros
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MarioM

California

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Great tan head, dark and opaque. Great lacing and good head retention.

S: Burbon, caramel, vanilla and dark sugars.

T: Fresh woody and a lot of Burbon. Vanilla, milk chocolate and almost smooth cocoa. But huge Burbon notes, balance is too towards the Burbon for me.

M: Good mouth feel from the huge barrel character yet is quite tasty with the mellowed chocolate and roasted malt. I prefer the way it feels than the taste, as strange as that may be.

O: Glad I tried this as I'm a big fan of their oatmeal stout. A little too much fresh barrel has tee for be but probably what they were going for so still worth a try absolutely.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2013 03:45:49 | More by MarioM
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650ml
A: black and opaque
S: At opening -- BIG! Charred barrel, winey, sourdough, cola/moka/coffee, black licorice. This aroma mellows out within a few minutes.
T: Rich and mellow flavour. A big surprise considering how massive the aroma is. I'm not getting much more than a dark maltiness with some bright coffee/licorice notes. Simple, tight, somewhat bitter. Alcoholic in the finish with the heat to go with it. Quite a kick for 6.9%.
M: medium-full bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
O: It's a nice beer but there's nothing really great about it.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 00:42:45 | More by EspressoGuy
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 20:01:48 | More by Jeffo
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Wasatch

Utah

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber

Poured into a chalice a very nice dark brown color, nice carbonaiton, with a nice small fizzy tan head, which leaves a HUGE oil slick in the middle of the glass, some nice sticky lacing as well. The nose is malty, with some very nice chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes. A little vanilla note also. The taste is slightly sweet, bitter, and malty. Lots of dark notes thrown in with some roastyness, a slight bourbon note. Medium body. Overall a very tasty brew, a nice stout with a bourbon note thrown in, glad to see it here in Utah, would definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 20:12:23 | More by Wasatch
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Brenden

Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a medium-dark brown color, fairly thick, with a bubbly tan lace that almost crowns at a finger and leaves decent spotting on the walls of the glass.
Malts are strong, laying down a firm base, and smooth bourbon is strong on the nose without being hot. There's a certain bittersweetness between the roast, cocoa, and notes of vanilla pulled from the wood.
There's more bourbon in the smell than in the taste, but it's unmistakably a factor; it offers a little more heat than flavor, though. It's surprisingly dry, no doubt lots of woody notes pulling out, with a bit of char, dark fruits, and some light vanilla notes into the finish.
The body thins out a little too much, and it carries from beginning to end. It's somewhat lacking the boldness and robustness or the body Americans especially are famous for. It's semi-dry, wood and alcohol playing off sweeter aspects.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2013 16:39:35 | More by Brenden
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srandycarter

California

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Vigorous pour gets fat light tan head, slowly reduces, leaving lots of cling lace. A little darker than cola.

S - Soy sauce, choc chip cookies, brownies come to mind.

T - Nice big malt center, coffee, the wood and some bourbon wrap around it.

M - Carb good, balance ok, but pretty darned thin.

D - Over all, pleasant enough. I won't go seek it again, but if it happened to be around, I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 04:17:08 | More by srandycarter
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a snifter. Light brown head that fades quickly. Very light brown lacing sticks around throughout the entire glass.
Huge bourbon with hints of roasted coffee on the nose. Some oak and vanilla and slight booze comes through.
This brew is very thin and watery. It's just not thick enough for the bourbon.
It has a great taste. Plenty of bourbon and roasted coffee with some chocolate.
EDIT: This beer gets thicker as it warms up. Making it much better.

I really like the taste of this beer and it's aroma. It just's too thin for me and it just isn't as good as I expected because I normally love AVBC's stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 02:03:24 | More by athomasPSU
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farrago

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tops off past a finger of very dark brown foam, mix of all bubble sizes and simmers down to the surface quickly, weak lacing left behind. The liquid is a thick, impenetrable black, vague tint of yellow at the rims and surface, you can see a few tiny bubbles here and there. The bourbon comes through easily in the nose, caramel, vanilla and butter, light plum fruit with a vestige of prune but it mostly surprises you for the lack of anything happening, no real roastiness, no hops, just the sweet oak and some fruit and chocolate. Medium-bodied, creamy and soft, the carbonation is moderate and makes things even fluffier. Does have some tingle, maybe from the barrel toast yet still not close to full on roast/toast. Cola, vanilla, chocolate, at many times tastes like Dr. Pepper’s. The lack of body evident through the finish as it trails off, can’t say it is trying to end cleanly. The barrel treatment much more evident in the nose. You don’t get much fruitiness here, notch up of nuttiness. You keep waiting for it to kick in and it really never does.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 02:10:01 | More by farrago
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ADZA

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown almost black hue with a creamy head and lacing everywhere,the nose is mostly wild turkey with subtle hints of chocolate and coffee,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,moderately carbonated and warming with that turkey first on the forefront but to my satisfaction the ageing does not totally dominate and the base beer is allowed some time to shine with chocolate,coffee and oatmeal and right at the finish the base beer and barrel intertwine for a mix of hoppy bitterness with bourbon heat and overall it's a nice drop and the ageing adds another element that the base beer lacks cheers.

Serving type: growler

09-22-2013 09:22:43 | More by ADZA
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Labeled simply as Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout. Malt beverage aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels. I had this beer on tap earlier this year and I remember enjoying it quite a lot, so I'm excited to have it again.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a dark cola mahogany color; opaque in the glass. Three giant fluffy fingers of luscious creamy mocha colored head. Beautiful stringy scattered lace. Looks mouthwatering.

S - Smell is of that beautiful vanilla presence from the bourbon barrels, some oak wood, some cream, little bit of chocolate, burnt brown sugar, and a faint hint of dark fruit & nuttiness. Smell is fairly one-dimensional, but it hits it's mark.

T - Taste is wonderful also. Smooth creamy vanilla, earthy oak wood, mild unsweetened chocolate, ideal carbonation. Not a lot of booze heat, considering this beer's moderate 6.90% abv.

M - Feel is smooth creamy and silky. Feels a bit thin and watery for a bourbon barrel stout, but it works.

Overall, a delicious beer. Definitely scratches that bourbon barrel stout itch that I've been having lately. Not too outrageous or crazy, but a very solid, readily available barrel aged stout. Glad to see those used Wild Turkey barrels put to good use. I would drink this again and again. Recommended.

Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 04:02:44 | More by mfnmbvp
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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