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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Photo of beergoot
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Near opaque black body with a thin, brownish head; thin sheetings of foam clinging to the pint glass. Obvious whiskey barrel tone to the dark grain aroma; chocolate; ripe cherries; vanilla. Rich cocoa and milk chocolate flavors; some charred grain; faint hop bitterness if you let the beer linger in your mouth. Heavy bodied; semi-sweet finish.

A very well-done stout with the creamy, dark grain and malt sweetness character shining throughout. Well-balanced and nicely complex while keeping a respectably low ABV; not necessarily a session brew but could just about make the cut. Most of the whiskey barrel notes come through in the aroma while letting the malt flavors do the talking in the overall taste. Very satisfying...

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3/5  rDev -20%

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Photo of _IanMcG561
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color - dark brown, Tan head

Smell - Bourbon and booze with a hint of roasted malt

Taste - Rich, Malty, Bourbon, Dry, Leathery

Overall - This beer is amazing, drinks so easy while packing a huge amount of taste. Bourbon and chocolate roasted into a delicious stout. The finish has a dry taste of bourbon and chocolate making you want more and more of this wonderful stout. This is by and far one of the most drinkable stouts I've had.

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3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single 22 oz bottle from AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester. Poured into a chalice, served at room temp.

appearance: black with thick Khaki head, nice lace coating the glass,

smell: molasses with a light Bourbon aroma.

taste: thin on malt, Bourbon is very noticeable but is also light. This beer is seriously underpowered. Nice coconut finish.

mouthfeel: light for the style but maybe in a good way, feeling buoyant and durable.

overall: my 1st Anderson Valley beer and I am not overly impressed. This is a 'lite' stout and is lacking in body and oomph.

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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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