Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel StoutWild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
American Stout
Ranked #299
Ranked #21,122
3.79 | pDev: 12.93%
Feb 19, 2022
Oct 27, 2012
Aged for three months in Wild Turkey® Bourbon barrels, this luxurious stout has a deep ebony hue and a beautiful mahogany head. The woody, vanilla-like notes imparted by the barrels mingle with aromas of fresh baked bread, toffee, and espresso and envelop the rich chocolate and roasted barley flavors with a fine bourbon character.
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Rated: 3.87 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania

Feb 19, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by QuintusHorace from California

Aug 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours ebony with a 1 1/2 inch tan head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma: Chocolate and bourbon dominate. Also roast malt, coffee.

Follows nose: Chocolate, bourbon, roast malt, coffee, molasses. Mild astringency.

This is an outstanding bourbon barrel stout.
Jun 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
10 oz. tulip glass at Westside Taphouse in West Salem OR.
Black body. Tan head. Right on.
Aromas of whiskey, toasted malts, dark chocolate and dried fruits.
Taste similar. Whiskey very well pronounced for such a low abv . Nice on a dark rainy not night.
Mouth feel is medium to low body.carbonatiin low.
A nice beer at a strength I can tolerate on a Sunday night.
Jan 25, 2021
Rated: 3.55 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by MNJR from Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Comes across as a maybe a light milk stout, but really more like a dark lager/Schwarzbier aged in bourbon barrels. Good flavors of roasted malt, and some creamy sweetness. The barrel aging is very pronounced. A very tasty beer, but don't be expecting a "big" experience. It is rather mild for what you might expect. An obviously good but somewhat thin stout with an average to slightly above average personality, made quite enjoyable by the woodsy whisky-ness.
Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Todd from Finland

3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
22oz bomber. 6.9% Stout aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels. Sample from the brewery.

Pours black with some dark leathery hues around the edges and a two-finger thick, coffee-stained, creamy head that sticks and retains like a pro. Nose is oaky with strong notes of bourbon and some spiciness. Surprisingly light-bodied and very crisp with some creaminess as the beer warms. Roasty malts with some espresso, chocolate, char, and a hit of toffee that melds with notes of marshmallow and woody bite. The flavors are all there, but everything thinned out and unbalanced. Finishes dry with an oaky linger and a ton of booziness on the breath.

Basically, this tastes like a bourbon on ice after the ice has melted, but with too much carbonation and a weak malty backbone. Not bad, and I appreciate the lower ABV, but this beer needs more backbone to help it stand up, taste like a Stout, and push back on this turkey gone wild.
Dec 25, 2020
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Reviewed by redresonatedragon from Washington

4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I’m surprised that this ale is rated so low. It has a fantastic aroma, I believe the lower ABV carries the aromatic oils deeper into my sinuses. I enjoy the pleasant bourbon flavors with the only possible gripe being too thin and watery on mouthfeel. To this, I add that I appreciate a lower alcohol BA brew with complexity. Deserves higher rating
Oct 25, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by DvdP from Netherlands

Sep 29, 2020
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Reviewed by crm871 from Utah

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a motor oil black with about a half inch of thick copper head. A bit more head than I’d expect given the style

Smell: bourbon, cinnamon, malt. It’s not a complicated smell at all but it really works here

Taste: heavy on the bourbon - not a problem for me as I’m a whiskey and bourbon guy, but I could see the strong bourbon front of this bothering people. Some vanilla as well. Not getting much else, I wish some of the cinnamon aroma made it through to the taste

Feel: heavier than I’d expect at only 6.9%. This one actually fell a bit short for me given the price tag, but it’s still a good bourbon barrel stout. However, there are much better options out there.
Sep 28, 2020
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Reviewed by jettjon from Florida

3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a bomber into a Perfect Pint glass, it’s a dark brown, basically opaque color with a thick, brown-tan head that fades slowly. Nose of semi-sweet chocolate and a little vanilla aroma with a bit of boozy bourbon. Taste is a bit rough, sort of a watery stout with a splash of bourbon, but with a nice dark chocolate and coffee burnt malt backbone. Finishes dry with bitter hops. Mouth is thinner than expected but not bad. Overall, decent but it misses the mark both as a stand-alone stout and as a bourbon barrel beer. Would not seek out again.
Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 4 by arzt from Germany

Jul 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Whoisblnk1 from Hawaii

2.79/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Purchased this in 22oz bottle. Was kind of in a rush and basically just grabbing a couple beers that I had never tried before in the premium section of the cooler. This beer literally taste exactly like the label says: watered down wild turkey with like an oatmeal stout beer. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried it, only to find these flavors do not match at all, and I’m stuck drinking nasty watered down wild turkey. I know what your saying, “I drink turkey.” No, actually, I’ve only met a few actual serious bourbon drinkers that have actually said that and was serious. Skip this product
Jul 22, 2020
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Rated by Sellen from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown, sizable off-white head.

Smell: Light bourbon aroma, dark fruit and raisins, a hint of hops.

Taste: The bourbon overwhelms, sadly -- particularly on the finish. The underlying beer is pretty good, just not strong enough to anchor the bourbon flavor. It's a milder stout, not very roasty. The balance isn't right, leaves it tasting just a little "off."

Feel: Pretty smooth and creamy. Medium bodied.
Jun 21, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by RMW66 from Australia

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by BeerMeCJS from California

Jan 26, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jan 24, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Drank 5/1/14 @ the Palace.

Black liquid.

Tan head; minimal lace. Whole milk & oak nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Strangely muted; very mild oak & milk flavors. Boring.
Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Nov 10, 2019
Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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