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 Purduechris13
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of woytekdc
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sdiamond808
4.61/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Damn good stout beer yup

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Photo of doom_deluise
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nje123
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blastoderm55
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bagit
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of norrisk66
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottiethebody
2.91/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tobacco overwhelms everything. On the dry side.

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Photo of skylab
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Chocolate and vanilla and a little cooked sugar for good measure on both the tongue and nose as expected with a barrel aged stout. Not as much alcohol as I expected from a Turkey-barrel-aged beer so it lacks a little of the typical warmth but I don't really miss it here. It is an exceedingly pleasant brew that I feel would be a great introduction to the breed. It is not the heavier, fuller bodied, more potent example I can sip on for an entire football game but it can be nursed for a really good half! As a matter of fact, buy 2 and make it a full game you can enjoy win or lose. Perfect for the cool winter evenings of the South since it isn't quite as heavy as expected. Worthy of a purchase for sure.

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Photo of drinkern
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of alanamato
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of matthewbc
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of HawkFalco
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of mtdewa1
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Kerne
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of calgecko
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kynap55
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Bunman3
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow! This is an incredibly complex beer that manages to unite two of my favorite beverages. The nose is heavy on vanilla with a hint of cocoa. A mouthful of this beer starts with the appropriate stout dark malts and moves to a very enjoyable bourbon finish. The undertones of oak, milk chocolate and coffee combine to create a very unique taste experience. This is easily one of the best beers I've tasted in the last year.

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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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