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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: 1,267
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 57
Gots: 208 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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: 1,267 | Reviews: 219
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of BrownNut
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Anderson Valley is a good name in beer but this is a miss. Disappointing as bourbon barrel aged stouts go and generally as craft beer goes. It's meh, it's almost OK, but it's not at all memorable. It's mild and round and has no real distinguishing character except for a bit of wood taste which isn't particularly good. It is lacking in substance and almost tastes diluted. Almost has a touch of that taste from the bottom of a glass of cola with ice when the cola has been watered down by all of the melted ice. And it's a diet cola at that. And I think that's actually the bourbon taste trying to come through, which doesn't speak well for the bourbon. It has kind of a cheap taste, yet costs plenty. Smells decent, with a nice chocolate frosting note. Smooth. It would be interesting to know what they were going for with this beer. Would not by again. Would not recommend. Needs to go back to the drawing board.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Daktyls
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a near pitch black, almost motor oil color with hints of deep mahoganies around the outside of the glass and a one fingered mocha-tan head that recedes into the beer leaving a fine lacing.

S: Notes of light cocoa and dark malts are present along with a slight amount of that bourbon-y goodness. Some toffee is present as well.

T: Notes of vanilla, some oak, toffee, and malts are predominant, with only a tiny amount of the bourbon coming through.

M: Feels a little more viscous than other Bourbon Barrel Stouts, this one is more on the fluid side, almost watery, where others are more slick and oily. Light-medium amount of carbonation which fits the flavors well.

O: Overall, definitely a quite drinkable beer, this certainly won't take you out quickly like most others. As others have noted, this is more sessionable than other Bourbon Barrel Stouts. Pretty tasty, though I was hoping for a bit more bourbon goodness.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dgilks
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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%

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3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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