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Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
1,607 Ratings
Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel StoutWild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout
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:
#16,415
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 MaxPowers
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trifecta1
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lard_City
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like a piece of buttered toast. Just a hint of whiskey and a real bargain compared to most barrel aged stouts. This beer made me happy.

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Photo of lemmy187
2.79/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Not an huge fan of this beer. Too thin, too much bourbon (for the low svc), and no real presence of the base beer. Rather have had a shot of wild turkey instead.

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Photo of anteater
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: totally black with a thick head of creamy tan foam. Head dissipates slowly leaving a thorough lace on the glass. Pretty great.

Smell: seriously bourbon-ey, with a little bit of roast and coffee coming through underneath. Good, but a bit overdone on the bourbon, I'd say.

Taste: an intriguing vanilla right off the bat, I think the bourbon and wood are very nice here. They're not as overdone as I would have guessed just from the aroma. The stout underneath offers some sweetness, and, again, just a little roast, but I feel like the overall effect of the flavor is very good.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess. I like it.

Overall: it's a little *too* bourbon-ey, but for the most part is a very well-done beer.

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Photo of JLaw55
2.25/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

My first BA beer, and I might not be a fan. Was not too keen on this one. It was a decent enough stout on the face, sweet and chocolatey and malty. The booziness and alcohol flavor was a huge turn off though. Was not as smooth as I thought or hoped it would be. The bourbon characteristics really took over.

Will not seek out or purchase again. I will try a few more barrel aged style beers though to see if it was the style or just this one that I didn't like.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erockss
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matonika
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Is a dark dark brown. Smell: roasted chocolate malt smell. Bourbon with some raisin s on the nose. Lots of vanilla . Taste: Is a really nice roasted chocolate with bitter caramel and vanilla. Dark chocolate covered coconut. Feel: light body, watery, bitterness hangs around a lil bit. overall: this is not your typical BBS it is 6.5% which is cool because you could drink the whole bottle. It is not overly sweet and heavy. It has the complexity of your typical bourbon barrel beer which is pretty awesome. I like this beer a lot I bought a couple and going to try aging a couple see how a low abv handles a cellar .

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Photo of i4ourgot
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on draft and it was served a little to cold. The beer is very dark and has a nice dark chocolate milk colored head. A little disappointed on the aroma and flavor this beer had no Bourbon barrel aroma or flavor, if they had left out the name than bourbon barrel i would not have cared. The beer is delicious but when you put something in the name it leads the consumer to expect it. I did get a little bit of vanilla but no Bourbon notes, so maybe it did do some time in some oak. Great beer but disappointed on the Bourbon thing. The bar charged alot for this beer that doesn't even have hops in it and didn't taste like it spent doing any hard time.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robert17529
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I am glad I tried it. Easy to drink smooth as others have said a little thin for a stout. Had on tap. Slight ring of foam. I was expecting something more.

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Photo of BigJohnShow
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of montesown
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Leaves you feeling like it is missing something -

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thebeertree
4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great stout, full bodied and deliciously smooth

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Photo of banjojon
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Were there rankings higher, I would use them!

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Photo of schoolboy
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not usually a fan of Bourbon barrel brews (I like wine barrel ones), but I am always trying to expand my horizons, so I had this one on tap at Melt.

It looks like a stout with a little creamy head - nice. The aroma is dominated by the whiskey smell. Similarly, it tastes like an average, well balanced (not American) stout - with a shot of whiskey in it. The aftertaste, you guessed it, bourbon.

I think this whole effect would be better served by taking a shot of whiskey and dropping it in a stout. Duh. Then you would have some extra kick too. I'm going to try that some time soon.

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Photo of claybob43
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MrDrProfessorAustin
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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