Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Had this on 2013-12-27 in Columbia, PA
A - Opaque black with a 2-finger dark tan head a very nice lacing.
S - Sweet bourbon, nutty, vanilla, mild roasted malt. Pleasant. Not strong.
T - Initially some raisin bread sweetness, vanilla, cocoanut and bourbon. Then a fair amount of coffee and char. Finishes with a good balance of residual sweetness and roasty bitterness. The coffee and char flavors, while fairly apparent mid-taste, don't linger into the aftertaste. There also bourbon alcohol flavor present in the finish in balance with the other flavors; in other words, subdued.
M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Thinner than you'd expect for a stout.
O - First impression is this is more like a mildly barrel aged porter. Enjoyable but doesn't knock it out of the park. It's got some nice flavors for a 7% brew but I think I'd rather have their Oatmeal Stout. Of interest, my wife liked this more than me particularly because it was lighter flavored and had a lower ABV. While I was looking for MORE, she liked the simpler, lighter bourbon stout flavors on display with this brew.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2013 21:34:16 | More by Tucquan
3.99/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout, Malt Beverage aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrels, Boonville, CA. Bahl Hornin' since 1987. Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boonville, CA. 22 Fl. oz., 6.9% alc. by Vol.
Denseness, darkness, utter blackness, Under a large toasted tan head, that drifts down just a little bit, settles into a tight, brown ring.
Aroma: Rich, roasted malts turn out before being quickly subsumed by bourbon-ness. Mollasses, char, raisins, carob, a little vanilla, and a bit of black cherry. Lovely, lovely stuff.
Taste: Boom, boom, there it is: thickness and richness of the bourbon barrels all over the palate. Plump and full and ending a bit on the dry side. And there's the cherry, there's the vanilla, there's the roast and the toast. Mmmm. Not quite so full bodied, pretty much medium-ish….lots of tastiness. Easy-drinking. Not too strong, this one. Lot of bourbon barrel beers are imperial stouts, this one is regular stout. And it's awfully nice.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2013 03:52:17 | More by feloniousmonk
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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