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
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
Ratings:
1,568
Reviews:
256
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
350
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 1,568 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of bigmanlavos
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.65/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - Black in the glass w/ a very thin tan/mocha head
Smell - Vanilla, bourbon, caramel, roasted malts, some oakiness
Taste - Vanilla, bourbon, some caramel/toffee, some oak, roasted malts
Feel - The only downside to this beer in my opinion. Way too thin

Overall - Don't know what it is but I absolutely LOVE this beer. Would be a staple stout for me if I could find it all the time. Beef up the mouthfeel/ABV....and this is world class!!

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArghImaPenguin
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks great. Ebony color with a clinging tan head. Decent oak aroma. Initially it has a huge chocolate taste follow by oak tannins and light vanilla. There is also a faint taste of Wild Turkey. Unfortunately as it warms it loses the chocolate and bourbon flavors. It also feels pretty thin and watery for a stout.

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Photo of carrollmel7
3.17/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mehinaman
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft at De Garde Brewing. Really smooth stout with chocolate and coffee the dominant flavors. This beer is so smooth in fact I might have thought it was a nitrogen beer on a blind taste test. Either way, really tasty.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchip
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dan_K
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NatSmith
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of XIII
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

L: Very dark with a short brown head that quickly dissipated. Nice caramel sheen around the edges where light can make it through.

S: A more run-of-the-mill bourbon barrel smell with a surprising shock of booziness relative to ABV.

T: Unlike many of the other reviews I am seeing on BA, this beer had a surprisingly mild taste to it. Faint background of vanilla and oak. Rising temperature from holding my glass has little to no effect on flavor.

F: Mouthfeel is very light and makes the beer excessively drinkable. I'm glad this is single digit ABV or it could put you overboard fast.

O: Decent purchase. Definitely not a must buy, but I am a sucker for barrel aged drinks and had to pick it up.

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Photo of Dirtnasty
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EMV
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the Yard House in Tucson. Poured into a pint glass.

L: Poured a deep brown, nearly black with a finger of off-white head.

S: Booze and roasted malts.

T/F: Warm and boozy. Vanilla and oak from the barrel aging. Roasted grains. Lacking in complexity. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.

O: A so- so Bourbon stout. Boozy but harsh and lacking in complexity. Would possibly benefit from a year or two in the cellar.

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Photo of Loudog1411
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cts309
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pitch black pour and thin toffee colored ring.

S - Dark sour cherries, vanilla, oak, some chocolate.

T - Dark roasted chocolate, bourbon oak, some vanilla, a little cardboard.

M - Thin medium body.

O - This beer is harsh and edgy, needs more refinement.

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,568 ratings.
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