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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

1,136 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,136
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 38
Gots: 125 | 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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VaporDome, May 09, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Re-reviewed after about a year of solid top-tier BA stouts.

A: Poured about a finger of amber head that slowly retreats to a frothy rim and blotchy film. Very impressive head. Brownish black color. Opaque. Nice lacing. Not very viscous.

S: Moderately fragrant. Tons of bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts. Hints of vanilla and coffee. No booze.

T: Follows smell nicely. Defiantly what one expects after the nose. Bourbon, roasted malts, and chocolate are the major profiles. A slight bourbon-saturated oak finish builds up after a while. Hot and boozey. A little coffee.

M: Moderate bodied and very high carbonation. The carbonation level leads to a very silky smooth feel. The feel is very thin, which seems watery. This is an aspect of the beer that reduces the score and is difficult to over look.

O:It is nice to be able to get this any time, but it is a last resort BA stout. The combination of heat, booze, and thin feel is not good. The dark roasted malts and coffee notes are noteworthy. There is a reason the successful BA stouts are crafted in small batches with careful attention. I get the impression this ale is mass produced with little attention to detail.

macher0, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Matt73, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Whsrickqb12, May 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

fleurdelou, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

BHansen214, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mbeerdino21, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Adkins1203, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

HoudiniRN, May 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

ladyivory, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BryanCDM, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

buzzy, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

garuda, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Seabass1964, Apr 29, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 0z bomber from FMcD's. Poured in to a tulip glass. Unable to find any dating.

A- Dark as night, with an off-white one finger head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Retention on the side of the glass.

S - Bourbon first, chocolate vanilla second, burnt nuts (ouch!) third, and faint hops.

T- Interesting. Bourbon on the finish, but it is preceded by a sweet vanilla nutty taste. Which balances nicely, but the sweetness is almost cloying.

M - Smooth on the entrance, mid finish sharpness from the carbonation, then a slick finish that has a tinge (check) of stickiness.

O - Quite a contrast from the Enjoy By I had earlier. Some might not like the upfront bourbon taste or the sweetness, but I think this is extremely close to pulling it off. It reminds me of the home brew my cousin used to make with Crown. You know the Crown was there, and it added positively to beer. A touch more "heft" in the stout department would be a great addition.

Apellonious, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black colored ale with a medium sized brown colored head.

Smells of chocolate, coconut and vanilla. Mild whiskey aroma but it is more made of the parts of whiskey scent rather than the whiskey itself.

Starts out mildly sweet with a mild chocolate and coconut flavor. Pleasant whiskey flavor. Nice chocolate and whiskey flavors with a mild bitterness. Not more complex than that but it is a damn tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a nice very tasty beer. Low alcohol for the beer style.

Zorro, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ejimhof, Apr 26, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 picked up at cap market in salem. wild turkey on the label suggests someone might be paying attention to this one . . . maybe a bit, but not enough. pours well, mild foam, a bit of decent lacing, ring of foam throughout the rest of the glass. color's a nice dark molasses/caramel. nose is cocoa, bit of raisin, a bit boozy (mind you, it's only 6.9%). taste is ok, nothing to write home about, but not bad either, though a bit on the thin side. bit of cocoa, leather, but for 6.9 it seems kind of a bit much on the bourbon, a bit more than i'd expect. i'd rather have some nuanced characteristics, but it just comes across as basic. again, nothing really wrong, but nothing to warrant a second glass, especially at $10 for a bomber.

lighthabit, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,136 ratings.