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Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.79/5
Very Good
1,609 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:
#16,489
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,609
pDev:
12.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
370
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 1,609 |  Reviews: 264
Photo of colforbin73
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i really appreciate the idea of this beer: to make a barrel aged stout available at a decent price and that doesn't overpower you with abv.

the pour is pretty glorious... just an exceptionally inviting glass of beer, with nice sticky tan foam on top.

some roasty notes in the nose but nothing exceptional, the drink is well rounded if a tad saccharine. hint of licorice and the bourbon is faintly there... but it is over all very subtle. i like it. i would buy a 6 pak and drink it everyday.

a little thin overall, flavors on the tongue but not substantial. it is close to being great... would love to see this on cask somewhere.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of rangerred
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours jet black with a one finger light tan had that settles to a fairly thick ring around the top of the beer. Pretty good lacing on the sides of the glass and some splotchiness on top.

Bourbon is really smacks you in the face in the aroma with the vanilla character being prominent. Wood underlies this along with dark chocolate.

Lots of vanilla and wood char in the taste almost as if a shot of bourbon has been dropped into the beer. There is more roast and coffee evident here compared to the aroma along with dark chocolate. Moderate bitterness and a bit of a watery mouthfeel leads to a sticky finish.

Overall, this beer has a lot going for it but I feel like it just lacks the body to be great. Everything starts out good but kind of craps out midway through. I would get this again, though.

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Photo of cbutova
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap over the weekend at The Dive Bar in Worcester, MA. Notes taken at time of consumption.

A- Pitch black pour to a pint glass with a tan-brown cap of foam atop the brew. Head rises to about a finger high with a creamy texture. Good retention but eventually falls to a frothy ring with some spotty lace drizzle down the glass.

S- Cocoa maltiness up front in an aroma lacking strength for a Stout. Roasty and caramel malts with just a tiny hint of Bourbon barrels.

T- As with the aroma, just lacks a certain character of Stouts. Barrel presence is also a bit low with just tiny hints of whiskey and vanilla. Toasty, cocoa and roasted malts with some caramel make up a bulk of the flavor. Eventually some coffee, mild black currant fruitiness and cereal grain hints come out. Mild soy-cola feel.

MF- Silky, lighter end body with a moderate level of carbonation. Feels a bit thin overall and lacking of texture.

Just seems a bit faint in both the aroma and taste. Well balanced but nothing really jumps out on the palate to carry the beer forward. Gets better with warmth and time but never really reaches that high. There are just too many good Bourbon stouts out there I suppose.

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Photo of MichiganderHB
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,609 ratings
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