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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

1,096 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,096
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 35
Gots: 110 | FT: 5
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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

FrogOut69, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Aroma is strange to me for the style. Lots of vanilla, caramel, toffee on the nose. Poured jet black with an inch thick light tan head that dissipated quickly. Taste is exactly like the nose, vanilla, caramel, toffee. Didn’t get much roasted malt and seemed a little light for a stout. Finish just drops out. Decent but not my favorite.

ToddHolder, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

TastyIsBeer, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jroberts8811, Feb 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

KHarz, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

dougieboy, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ejeitner, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

FilumDee, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Chickenhawk9932, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Ego
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
2 full fingers of cocoa head rise up and sizzle, pretty dark brew with some signs of life simmering to the surface, lacing is spotty, this looks nice for about a minute but then the head retreats, not bad

nose...
wow, really strong boozy vanilla notes, almost in the vanilla extract zone, melted caramel (more specifically those little kraft caramel squares I loved as a tyke), some dry cocoa powder hiding underneath as well, wondrous!

taste etc...
pretty smooth, no overwhelming flavors, subtle vanilla finish, this drinks boozier than the ABV would suggest (is this just a jedi mind trick?), weight wise this is medium heavy and satisfies in that department, this is easy to drink but... something is missing

verdict?
the barrel treatment is obvious but there is no there there, meaning there is no depth here, just kind of falls flat. is it bad ? no, not by any means, and in fact this might be great with certain food pairings but overall it seems lacking

Ego, Feb 26, 2014
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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,096 ratings.