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

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,568 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of Cory_Brown
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- black with about a finger of thin tan head
S- chocolate and light bourbon
T- taste is awesome. Sweet cocoa with hints of licorice and bourbon. Not as much bourbon as I was expecting though. Cocoa lingers and is slightly bitter
M- light
O- great but less bourbon than I was expecting

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of tronester
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A super dark brown in color with a thin tan head. Aromas of vanilla and charred oak. Taste begins with some sweet grain, then some oak, after that is some vanilla. A hint of earthy bitterness in the finish. Mouth feel is a little light, but not too bad. Overall quite good. Not as rich as some bourbon barrel stouts, but not as high alcohol either. I will definitely get it again.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of mverity
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours and off very very deep opaquer brown with creamy tan head that held well. Thin collar. Aroma is some dark chocolate, vanilla and caramel sweetness. Taste is much the same with no noticeable bourbon or oak presence until the very end. Creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation and a body just on the thin side of thick.

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Photo of MarkQ617
4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my third Anderson Valley review, had this on tap at the Village Anchor. Outstanding, almost definitely the best beer of this kind that I've had. Heavy smoke, brown sugar, and, of course, bourbon flavor. Incredible bourbon and coffee aroma. If you like bourbon ales, I can't think if anything better on a chilly night. Only drawback is the price. Usually I don't invest this much for a beer, but this time it might've been worth it.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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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