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:
1,562
Reviews:
254
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
349
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 1,562 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of rcollyer
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cook82
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of walkinginplace
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of domdomdomdom
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of headlessparrot
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanmckell
2.92/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jwall76
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty tasty beverage by a great brewery.

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

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with little light transmission in the glass, and a thin, light brown head that dissipates to patches with slight lacing. Aroma of mild, sweet toasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, hints of barrel oak. Flavor follows aroma, with light toasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, hint of lactose; finishes with lingering bourbon and mild wood. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Perhaps my first relatively low ABV whiskey barreled stout, and it seems clear that a lighter stout is somewhat overwhelmed by the whiskey character. This is actually well balanced and the vanilla stout character is nicely done, but the whiskey masks it, making this somewhat one-note. The vanilla flavor is a big asset to balance the whiskey. I love whiskey/bourbon beers of all kinds and greatly enjoyed this, but would like to see Anderson Valley beef up the malt body a bit. Delivers what it promises and enjoyed to the last drop.

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Photo of rydev24
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieKu
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Keg.

Notes of coconut, vanilla, and slightly woody.
Bourbon flavor is there, but I expected a more complex profile.
Somewhat disappointing if comparing to the other products of the same brewery, as I like their IPAs and amber.

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Photo of AGB
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mlockman
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Strong flavor and aroma of bourbon that is distinctly Wild Turkey.

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Photo of OGdirty
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jmasher85
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Well this nice experiment turned out as nicely as you could have wanted it to. While it is a bit thin in texture for a stout (also rather low on carbonation), the Wild Turkey comes through quite well in both the nose and taste. A perfect beer for those of us who can't decide between whether we want to drink a bourbon or a beer, though the fact that it comes in a 750 ml bottle certainly provides a much larger serving of whiskey flavor at one time than the average bourbon drinker is accustomed to.
Bourbon is the most noticeable flavor on profile, but the earthy, woody flavor of the barrel is nicely imparted, as well as a mild combination of sweet malt and bitter roast. Nothing spectacular here, but you weren't expecting a game changer, you were expecting a bourbon-like stout, and you'll get that in this bottle as well or better than anywhere else.

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Photo of toronadotornado
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Anderson Valley Brewing Co. - Boonville, CA - draft

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Photo of Reedbrew
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Not bad but not particularly good enough that I'd choose this again over comparable beers. Pretty one-note, very plain, not much bourbon barrel flavor and low ABV.

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Photo of Fievel
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gouettn
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roberto11232
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tylertut
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,562 ratings.
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