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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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85
very good

927 Ratings
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Ratings: 927
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 27
Gots: 75 | FT: 3
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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Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

09-29-2013 03:11:08 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Jimbo4430

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

09-29-2013 01:22:57 | More by Jimbo4430
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HookemHops13

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

09-28-2013 18:18:25 | More by HookemHops13
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zimm421

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-28-2013 01:33:45 | More by zimm421
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-25-2013 01:05:02 | More by Hellpop65
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josh32219

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-25-2013 00:34:12 | More by josh32219
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California

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-24-2013 03:41:05 | More by Blaze5445
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-23-2013 22:56:23 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Culture

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-23-2013 22:00:07 | More by Culture
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sammy806

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-23-2013 19:21:07 | More by sammy806
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farrago

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
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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meanmutt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-22-2013 16:12:31 | More by meanmutt
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ADZA

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +7.2%
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
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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sweemzander

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours practically pitch black in color with some subtle tan froth.

(S)- A great coffee roast to it with an excellent yet subtle barrel oak and vanilla character.

(T)- Really well balanced and smooth with mellow coffee and toffee flavors. Great barrel finish to it.

(M)- Very mellow and smooth. Extremely well balanced with a welcomed lower ABV, which helps this beer so much.

(O)- A superb stout with a welcomed lower ABV drinkability to it in a sea of big monster 15%+ stouts. I am actually a big fan of when the bourbon shows big in stouts, but the subtleties of this one are fantastic. Easily one of the better american stouts I have had over the years.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 18:22:05 | More by sweemzander
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-20-2013 02:10:17 | More by Artjsantos
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pkalix

California

4.61/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

super dark brown pour (of course!) with some darker tan topping and nice lacing when tilted.
chalky, earthy aroma typical of many stouts. the bourbon smell was stronger and sweeter coming off the bottle than from the glass.
lighter than most in this category, I get some sweet first, and some bitter at the finish. in the middle I get a lighter variation of the roasted malts, maybe some burnt chocolate. vanilla. very smooth. the more I taste this the more I like it. perhaps the lighter-than-most abv allows the smoother-than-most taste from this one. I have found most Anderson Valley brews to be very much above average and this one is a tad better than that. not world class, but excellent.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 00:42:02 | More by pkalix
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Wisconsin

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.