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Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.79/5
Very Good
1,607 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
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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:
#16,435
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,607
pDev:
12.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
370
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 1,607 |  Reviews: 264
Photo of KevChiTown
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Really nice bourbon notes come through right away, but it's a very thin stout with no substance. I had much higher hopes....pretty disappointed

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Teej_14
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No label information. Bourbon Barrel Stout is brewed in the style of an American Stout aged 3 months in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter glass. Served above 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, fizzy head of a milk chocolate color over a very dark brown, near black body. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotted. 3

(Smell) Moderate roast, some chocolate and delicate bourbon elements of soft vanilla and lightly toasted oak. Potency is mild. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor is far more profound than the aroma of this beer. Medium roasted barley, chocolate malt, some light caramel syrup and subtle molasses, finishing on a lingering note of bourbon with strong vanilla and medium toasted oak presence. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick, oily, clean and mildly dry. Carbonation is moderate, featuring a light frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is earthy bitter and boozy over sweet. Alcohol presence is modest, and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Anderson Valley's Bourbon Barrel Stout will find fair balance of quality, affordability and availability for those times when a superior barrel aged Imperial stout is unavailable. While this Bourbon Barrel Stout has a solid enough malt base for barrel aging and is generally enjoyable, I feel that the bourbon character in this beer seems poured over the top and was not weaved as delicately into this beer as it could be, with just a bit too much Bourbon exposed and not enough barrel character. Considering, however that the time spent in barrels equates to about 3 months, and that this beer constitutes a year-round release, I'm more impressed than disappointed in the quality of this beer. At the right price, it's worth the money. 3.5

Anderson Valley Brewing Company's
Bourbon Barrel Stout
3.57/5.00

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Photo of Lukebell15
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andersont6301
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MunsonRoyE
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Murphious
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beglane
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beginning swept in as a hawk would do to its unexpecting pray, swift, agile, and with dominating power. The middle dragged on to lengths I didn't think possible, tending to every taste bud, ramonsing my aging mouth once again what it felt like to be young. Following Anderson Valleys reputation, the stout swept in for the strong hard finish. Bravo

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Photo of CalvinHobbes23
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reaganrvltn
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KayAvocado
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jbowmann
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CJNAPS
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,607 ratings
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