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

1,190 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 46
Gots: 147 | FT: 6
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tempest on 10-27-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Offa
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an excellent, characterful, yet highly drinkable stout.

Black, it has a medium dark tan head steadily shrinking to a foamy ring, wisps, some lace.

Aroma is caramelised ginger bread with brown sugar, hint of vanilla.

Taste is similar, with elements of caramelised ginger bread, hints of wood and vanilla, some dry dark toast in the finish. overall leaning slightly to sweet side with gentle nice warming element, a mild whiskeyish hint, very mild bitterness to help balance out. It's not super sweet, though, and is not very oily or heavy in body and feel.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of sholland119
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a deep brown with hints of ruby at the very bottom of the glass. A foamy thin tan head has plenty of retention.

S-Chocolaty, some hints of vanilla and surprisingly light malt. Was expecting some roast from the pour but not really getting any. Also seems like this is not as bug a beer as it looked like.

T-Chocolate, mildly sweet mixed with a solid but not overwhelming matliness. Pleasant though not terribly complex..

M-Light side of medium, moderate carbonation.

O-A tasty beverage.

Photo of ZachBDC
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Was waiting a long time to try this one. Pours jet black. There is definetly some nice bourbon oakey notes in the nose, not very over bearing though. Overall taste is what i excpeted an amped up version of anderson Valley's already awesome oatmeal stout. A fair ammount of vanilla, along with a nice oakey smoke flavors. Its a really chewey chunky oatmeal mouth texture to it which I really enjoy. Great to have a BA stout that won't beat you over the head with the ABV or break the bank!

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber into a shaker, no apparent bottling date.

pours a dark brown with an inch thick beige head. smell is of slight bourbon, not overwhelming. Taste is very smooth, you get the bourbon upfront but it isnt too much, and you also taste the chocolate and cocoa too on the back. very easy drinking, a bit lighter in bodied than youd expect from a bourbon stout.

overall nothing remarkable but its very good nonetheless. you wont be disappointed in this one but you probably wont actively seek it out in again either.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bomber. $11.50. Poured into a Globe.

Pours a very nice darker beige head, excellent retention, good lacing. Black body, brown with a lot of light.

Aroma is fairly mild. Light sweetness. A let down how faint it is.

Flavor is very good - lots of vanilla, bourbon itself is somewhat muted.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side.

If you think of this as a single stout that has been barrel-aged, I would say that the underlying beer is a little weak still. The barrel aging really helps it become more interesting. I would never be able to pick out that it was specifically Wild Turkey though.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.