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
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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
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 Phil_H
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout, Malt Beverage aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrels, Boonville, CA. Bahl Hornin' since 1987. Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boonville, CA. 22 Fl. oz., 6.9% alc. by Vol.

Denseness, darkness, utter blackness, Under a large toasted tan head, that drifts down just a little bit, settles into a tight, brown ring.

Aroma: Rich, roasted malts turn out before being quickly subsumed by bourbon-ness. Mollasses, char, raisins, carob, a little vanilla, and a bit of black cherry. Lovely, lovely stuff.

Taste: Boom, boom, there it is: thickness and richness of the bourbon barrels all over the palate. Plump and full and ending a bit on the dry side. And there's the cherry, there's the vanilla, there's the roast and the toast. Mmmm. Not quite so full bodied, pretty much medium-ish….lots of tastiness. Easy-drinking. Not too strong, this one. Lot of bourbon barrel beers are imperial stouts, this one is regular stout. And it's awfully nice.

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Photo of Denzo
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of bshiban
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of currysmegs
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of jpaulsen
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Light tan head. Not overwhelmingly black. I've seen darker stouts.
S- Definite chocolate notes, the bourbon smell is definitely mellowed but present.
T- IT's got a nice flavor and body to it. Very impressive and very sippable. Thumbs up.
M-Medium light for a stout but heavy on the palate.
O- Interesting take on the bourbon barrel aged stout. I'd say go boozier on the ABV and you got yourself a nicely balanced imperial. As it...amazing.

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Photo of Maximot
2.86/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bourbon flavor seems slightly too subtle. The smell is actually deceiving for what you get for taste. Unusually thin with perhaps slightly too much bitterness in the finish for its lack of more intense flavors. Nothing in particular stands out to make you say "wow". I'm relatively new to this type of beer but perhaps have been spoiled by higher rated ones. It's a beer I'd recommend trying for the sake of trying it (after all, it's subjective) but nothing to rave about. Not a bourbon stout that improves as it warms. I felt as though I needed to drink the full glass before it warmed , vs other beers in this category which improved as they warmed and breathed and literally lasted 1-2 hrs for 12 oz. Other bourbon stouts seem to encourage continual tastes to decipher the full complexity of the beer, whereas this seems like a stout one would drink for the sake of drinking a stout while attention is aimed elsewhere. Not bad, but not great

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Justinlikesbeer
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of kjrod20
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BrewClint
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Tony49er
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type-Bottle poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance- Dark chocolate color like most common stouts, dark lacy head, head was a roasted chocolate color, small carbonation bubbles

Smell- Bourbon, a little vanilla from the barrel aging, roasted malts, chocolate

Taste- Smooth, roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate

Mouth feel- Smooth , an easy drinking almost session BA Beer which are hard to find I love this beer.

Overall- A great beer for people just getting into the BA Beer style easy to drink, not to expensive and pretty easy find and a great beer from a great Brewery I recommend this beer to anyone who likes BA Beers

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ohyayitstrey
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Typical of a stout - dark with a nice, lazy head that poured very cleanly, with small carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Coffee notes, typical of a stout, with an underlying citrus, sweet, hop quality.

Taste: The hope notes on this were what made the beer exceptional. I was lucky enough to have this beer extra fresh, on-tap, at a special event. The hop profile added a hop citrus quality to the beer that immediately made this juicier than any stout I've ever had, without the cloying creaminess that some stouts over do.

Mouthfeel: Although I am not a stout person, so I do not have too many points of reference for the style, I thought this was a little thinner than the average stout, with a nice subtle sense of oiliness from the hops. As I understand it, this is slightly more alcholic than the average stout, too, perhaps accounting for the differences.

Overall: I hope this beer bottles and lasts as well as it tastes fresh on-tap, because, if it does, this will be added to my "always-keep-on-hand" selection.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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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