Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel StoutWild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout
BA SCORE
3.79/5
1,597 Ratings
Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel StoutWild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by tempest on 10-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,585
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
1,597
pDev:
12.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
367
Trade:
12
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,597 |  Reviews: 262
Photo of pstam87
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrb378
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brobbable
4.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my favorite bourbon barrel stout style. I like bourbon, and I like beer, but I don'tlike the stout overpowering it like some. This is tasty.

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Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of basaywhat
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Pours black with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malt and bourbon. Chocolate flavor with plenty of roasty notes and some bourbon character. Medium-bodied with lingering roasty and bourbon finish. Just ok.

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Photo of oldn00b
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty much just under 4 across the board - all look, smell, taste and feel are typically good but nothing especially great. Feel is a bit light, flavor is a bit one note. It's nothing at all wrong, it's all very nice.

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Photo of VABA
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lacking in bourbon taste and dulled in flavor, this bourbon barrel stout is the most lack luster I have had. Not a lot of bourbon, thinner stout. Overall a miss - but not being a big fan of the overwhelming bourbon flavor, I liked it.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinggimp
2.65/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AuntBea
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of saburky
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NappyB
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with 2 finger tan head that dies quick with little lace. Aroma has notes of bread and roasted malts, wood, hints of chocolate and vanilla. Smooth, light bodied stout, woodiness helps it easily pass with notes of bread and roasted malts, remote coffee, balancing with a vanilla (& chocolate?) sweetness and has slightly dry and boozy finish (and I swear I get hints of toffee and figs on backend).

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Photo of YeastBarleyHopsYum
4.87/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wontonst
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black concoction with a head that very quickly fizzes away, leaving just this inky liquid. Very nice nose, though not as strong as other bourbon barrel stouts. Very nice vanilla, caramel, roasted malts. The taste was too tart for a stout in my opinion, though the finish is very nice. The mouthfeel is smooth but overcarbonated.

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Photo of Craftbeerrevolution
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Yardhouse and bottle pour at home. No noticeable difference other than on tap was slightly higher carbonation. Light bourbon on the nose with maple vanilla woody smell also. Tastes of light bourbon and roasted malts with light wood/maple and vanilla. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a BBS IMO almost porter like but definitely makes it easy drinking and at 6.9abv she drinks well. A good BBS if the 11-12% BBS are too much.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

**
12/01/2013
ON TAP AT BLEND.
Aroma Is alcohol, bourbon. Beautiful looking beer. Taste is mostly Smokey bourbon. Also some barley, coffee, pecans, . Maybe too much whiskey flavor.....not enough stout. Good beer nevertheless."
**

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Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,597 ratings
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