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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,099
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 35
Gots: 111 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Shnanign, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Stevedore
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Stevedore, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Pencible
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured an opaque black with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet coconut and vanilla, with some mocha and macaroon.
T: It tasted like milk chocolate and light roasted coffee, with some toasted coconut and vanilla and oak. It had a clean and mellow bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a solid bourbon stout. The scent and taste were well composed and balanced. The body was weak, but the finish was very smooth, so it was really easy to drink. Probably not for aging, but it was great fresh.

Pencible, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of anson42
4/5  rDev +6.1%

anson42, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: black, opaque, light brown head, finger, some lace.

Aroma: bourbon, vanilla, roast, chocolate, oak.

Taste: subtle bourbon, oak tannins, roast, dark fruits.

Mouthfeel: creamy, medium to full bodied, pleasantly velvety for an American stout.

It's drinkable for sure with the low ABV. Smells real good, somewhat weak in the taste, but overall its pretty good. Not sure it's worth the $10 price tag though...maybe agin another bottle will prove successful.

EgadBananas, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

dmorgan310, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Black with traces of tan, 1/2 foamy head, nice amount of sticky lacing.

Smell - Sweet milky/lactose sugars, almost like a milk stout with some faint whiskey aroma. Coffee, brown sugars, a little smoke, chocolate and vanilla. Slightly underwhelming overall but solid.

Taste - First sip starts as a classic American stout with chocolate, added sugars and malts, then Jim beam whiskey comes in. Really has a nice amount of beam with being only 6.9% alcohol. Has a classic beam n' coke flavor, espically at the finish. Some smoke, coffee and vanilla is present through the taste.

Mouthfeel - Malts, chocolate and whiskey coats the tongue. More whiskey, some sugars and a cola like flavor gets the palate. The finish is whiskey, vanilla and smoked malts.

Overall - Solid, really packs a punch of flavor and can really taste the beam in it. If you like jim beam then this is a beer for you. Its really smooth, easy to drink and gives you a big beer feeling, wrapped into a 6.9%'er. Worth a drink for sure.

wvsabbath, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ummswimmin, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Dolph1979
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Dolph1979, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

CaptDavyJones, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

woemad, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

BubbleBobble, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of salinasa
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

salinasa, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

crobinso, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

cfinch2, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BigBry, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pure black with no highlights, topped by three fingers of dark tan foam.

Wonderful inviting, alluring aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak up front, with supports of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit.

Taste is the same. Bourbon, vanilla, oak forward. Coffee and chocolate in support. Does not have quite the depth of some other bourbon barrel stouts.

Smooth rich mouthfeel.

It's not on par with KBS, but it is well worth a try.

RonfromJersey, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

bigred89, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Dhamma73, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Sammy, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
2.66/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013 Solid black color smallish tan head. Aromas of bourbon in spades with hints of roasty coffee underneath. Thin coffee like liquid assaulted with too much bourbon. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. This doesn’t have enough body to stand up to the thinning effects of the overuse of bourbon here.

johnnnniee, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

reitzbrewing, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Hellmeh, Jun 08, 2013
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.