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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: 1,036
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 34
Gots: 97 | 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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Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%

Served on-tap at Busy Bee in Raleigh, NC

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and some dark brown and dark amber highlights at the edges of the glass. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with some stronger aromas of chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Lighter notes of oak, licorice, and just a touch of nuttiness.

T: Upfront there are some light to moderate flavors of roasted malts that quickly give way to the flavors from the bourbon including some vanilla. Behind the bourbon there are light to moderate notes of chocolate, oak, and anise. Light amounts of bitterness with a touch of alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness with a touch of alcohol warmth.

O: This beer feels much bigger than it actually is and makes you want to sip it very slowly, having only a small serving - impressive to have the depth of flavor and bourbon-ness without huge ABV.

dbrauneis, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +6.4%

JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of BeerThursdays
3/5  rDev -20.2%

BeerThursdays, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Colosdog
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Colosdog, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of harrymel
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

harrymel, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +6.4%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Zman632
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Zman632, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of PaulMc
4/5  rDev +6.4%

PaulMc, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of JoeD15
4.25/5  rDev +13%

JoeD15, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of taez555
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

taez555, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of DavyJones
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DavyJones, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Lovely85, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +6.4%

rolltide8425, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of BeezNeezy22D
4/5  rDev +6.4%

BeezNeezy22D, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of djtomain
4/5  rDev +6.4%

djtomain, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

nickfl, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kylehay2004, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of BMan33
4.25/5  rDev +13%

BMan33, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of LambicKing
4.25/5  rDev +13%

LambicKing, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip, the beer is a dark-brown coloring with ruby highlights and a tall, dense, foamy, light tan head. The nose is layered, with grainy sweet aromas highlighted by a boozey, spicy, bourbon scent. Flavors of vanilla and spice, with an oaky overtone and a slow build of bourbon characteristics. There is a roasty and coffee backbone throughout. Rye and boozey aftertaste with a low profile that keeps the drinkability up. Smooth, toasty finish. Very strong brew with building characteristics. As a fan of bourbon and beer, I am digging on this brew.

GarthDanielson, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of jlenik
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jlenik, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Hanzo, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

On tap at Beer Authority, 8-oz snifter.

Appearance: Dark, luscious, deep, big head, two fingers into one, great lacing and retention.

Smell: Outrageous! Super rich, warmth, cozy feeling. Chestnuts roasting on the fire, late november. Barrel, wood, liquorice. Vanilla around the edges. Bitter chocolate, hops.

Taste: Astringent, a tad sour. Lacks the sweetness/smoothness you expect in a barrel-aged brew. Not as strong/enticing as the nose. Very woodsy, like licking a tree. Moderate roastiness and a happy/bitter bite.

Mouthfeel: A lil' thin, watery. Medium body-flavor, good carbonation.

Overall: Uneven but pleasant, and certainly not bad for a regular stout in barrels. Drinks easy. My first of this kind and also my first barrel-aged brew from Anderson Valley. Would try again.

DoubleSimcoe, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

2dogbrew, Mar 03, 2013
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.