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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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1,179 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 44
Gots: 142 | 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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3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark black with bright garnet highlights. Small tan head. Fair head retention.

Kind of weak aroma. I get the chocolate and the oak. There is some vanilla and caramel too but it is all a bit thin.

Again on the palate. There's chocolate and barrel but it isn't all that big. Almost a touch watery. The roast profile is nice and works well.

Medium body and moderate low carbonation. Just a bit thin.

There's a good beer here but two things fail it. One, a lack of body and, two, a lack of real barrel character. Close but no cigar.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of roongirls
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am not a stout drinker at all, but the thought of chocolate in a bourbon barrel was intriguing, and what a bad thing it would have been if I hadn't tried this delicious brew! I keep hoping someone else will have it on tap, when it is, I am gonna buy a couple of growlers, and believe me, they won't last!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Budinetz
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured at 55 Degrees from a 22 oz bomber into a Palm Goblet

A- Pours an onyx black color with a tan, caramel colored head. Minimal lacing, but great head retention at first...does subside a few moments later...

S- not as much bourbon on the nose as I was expecting, but it does have toffee notes and a roasty aroma from the malt

T- Tastes like a vanilla, caramel, mocha, coffee, milkshake. Very sweet up front and on the finish as well. I don't get any bitterness under well after I've swallowed the last sip and it's only ever so slightly.

M- Feels amazing....Very low carbonation and a nice sweetness. No harsh alcohol at all and at 6.9%, why should there be any right?

0- Overall a really drinkable bourbon stout. Most Bourbon stouts are very high ABV and you can only have 1 or 2. This is quite sessionable at 6.9%, however if you may want to begin your session with dessert, since this beer definitely has a sweetness to it.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Black color. Just under one finger of frothy light brown head formed, but it fell quite quickly.

3.75 S: The nose on this is very nice, but the focus is definitely on the bourbon instead of the beer. The base offers modest amounts of roastiness, chocolate, and caramel with a touch of ash and butter. The bourbon is leathery, but clean without any sharpness. Touch of nondescript fruitiness, oak, vanilla, and perhaps a hair of peat.

3.25 T: Taste also features the bourbon. Pretty much tastes like the nose, except that the base beer is even more muted. On the drier side without much complexity.

3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This is really lacking in body and creaminess. It's not bad, it just isn't good either.

3.25 D: It's worth a try I guess, but it's not something worth revisiting.

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3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Very dark pour, served cold, the head fades quickly.

Malty nose comes through well on the chilled beer (I'm usually a room temperature drinker).

Roasted notes with a rather light underlying foundation for the palate. Something strikes me slightly off here?

Robustly carbonated, reminds me almost of a cola.

Interesting brew. Has some attractive characteristics, though something a bit off for me in the flavor department. Maybe has something to do with the "malt beverage" versus beer identifier on the label. No hops?

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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.