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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

954 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 28
Gots: 80 | 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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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
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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JakeWright

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-17-2013 04:35:26 | More by JakeWright
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-17-2013 03:29:38 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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rwshelton2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-17-2013 00:33:44 | More by rwshelton2
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.7/5  rDev -28.2%
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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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-14-2013 07:33:10 | More by Birdlegs
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Wasatch

Utah

4.1/5  rDev +9%
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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Rollzroyce21

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

10-13-2013 05:58:14 | More by Rollzroyce21
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

10-12-2013 15:03:51 | More by NickyDee21
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-12-2013 02:30:54 | More by meatyard
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Brenden

Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Catracho5

California

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

10-10-2013 03:40:22 | More by Catracho5
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-09-2013 19:08:49 | More by imperialking
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SnaxStL

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

10-08-2013 20:02:36 | More by SnaxStL
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damienblack

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-06-2013 21:16:27 | More by damienblack
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cfh64

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-06-2013 20:10:18 | More by cfh64
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-06-2013 03:47:59 | More by KJ2013
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NOLTERN

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

10-06-2013 02:26:21 | More by NOLTERN
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RobDB

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-06-2013 01:57:29 | More by RobDB
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-03-2013 21:57:01 | More by JRod1969
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-02-2013 23:44:30 | More by Gregwa
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IWannaEatFood

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-02-2013 16:30:58 | More by IWannaEatFood
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-01-2013 05:54:33 | More by Smarty_Pints
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revooner

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.2%

10-01-2013 05:49:38 | More by revooner
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srandycarter

California

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
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
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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