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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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Ratings: 1,264
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 57
Gots: 205 | FT: 8
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: tempest on 10-27-2012

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Ratings: 1,264 | Reviews: 219
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ADZA
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of sweemzander
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of pkalix
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of beertunes
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in 12oz tulip. Poured a solid black with3/4 inch of tan head that had medium retention and lacing.

A slightly sweet malt scent was at the front of the aroma, with a bourbon scent that nicely added a counter-point. On the tongue, it was pretty much the same, perhaps the base beer was a bit too sweet, but an intelligent hand was used in the barreling/blending process, as the bourbon complemented the beer very nicely indeed.

The body was much thinner than I expect in the style, this felt more like a light Porter. Drinkability was excellent, my glass disappeared quickly, and I think there'll be another in my future. Overall, a pretty nice brew. Maybe not one that will please the "MOAR EXTREME NOW" crowd, but a thoroughly enjoyable brew. Worth trying.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Ri0
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 22oz bottle into snifter

A - Very dark, I'll call it black, with a light tan 3 finger head. Retention is very good as a thin cap remains for the session. Fat webs of lacing all over the glass. Fantastic looking stout.

S - Typical stout aromas mixed with the faint notes of the barrel. Roasted malt, chocolate, touch of vanilla and bourbon. There is a bit of wood hidden in the back.

T - Somewhat subdued bourbon and wood. Roasted malts and chocolate with very faint vanilla. I get mostly wood on the finish. The taste is good, but not quite what I was hoping for.

M - Medium body with very good carbonation for the style considering it was barrel aged. Fairly smooth, but not quite silky. Finish is very much wood from the barrel.

O - I'm not sure the price of this, but I would benchmark it against Dragons Milk. If it is around $6 a bomber, then it is worth picking up, I wouldn't spend much more on it. Thank you Ken for the bottle.

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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