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 Beginner2
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I got reasons for liking this stout, but mostly because it is a big beer without big alcohol. often conceals flaws.) None here. Brilliant.

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

Photo of Richter525
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SFNC
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josbor11
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.84/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Yard house, Vegas

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colts9016
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass at a vigorous pour, producing a tan one finger head. The head is creamy and foamy with poor retention. The beer is dark brown with no clarity.

N: Vanilla, chocolate, toffee, coffee, roasted malt, wood, and earthy.

T: The bourbon is strong with vanilla, wood, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, biscuits, yeasty, a subtle fruity note.

M: Carbonated, chewy, rich, and lasting finish.

O: I think that there is no balance in the beer. The bourbon is strong in this beer, it is good. I feel that if the beer was a bit more balanced it would be outstanding.

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Photo of cwkash
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Anderson Valley Salted caramel bourbon barrel aged stout

look: black, can't see through it, tan brown head that dissapears completely after a few minutes
smell: like a regular stout, and bourbon whiskey
taste: dark malts, whishkey, a bit to sour, more sourness in the aftertaste.
mouth feel : watery, thin
Overall: I did not really like it and I gave an entire glass to my dog. Salted caramel? No, I do not taste any of that. Whiskey? Yes,
it is mostly whiskey and nothing else. I think that after it warmed up a bit I enjoyed it a little more, but overall it was a bust for me.
I think I forgot, but I don't think I actually like wild turkey.

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Photo of professorchow
2.36/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

In a glass from the bottle. Pours dark brown, a perfectly fine looking stout, though head dissipates fast. Smell is mild, mainly bourbon. Taste of Wild Turkey largely overpowers the Stout. Not that the taste is very strong for a barrel aged stout, but such taste as the beer offers is an astringent mix of bourbon and something medicinal. Thin mouthfeel. I love plenty of barrel aged stouts, but this one was hard to drink. Shared with a few fiends who all had the same response. Reading other reviews, I wonder if ours was an off batch.

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Photo of toti1972
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.76/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Reckage
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Was drain pour. Tasted like cheap dopplebock

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Photo of jaketaz
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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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