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Anderson Valley Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What began with our flagship Boont Amber Ale and a passion for experimentation has become a unique addition to our Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Barl Series. The six month aging process in third-use Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels imparts flavors of coconut and vanilla and subtle bourbon aromas that are enhanced by a noticeable oak character in the finish. A great accompaniment to fine meals or to be enjoyed on its own, Boont Barl is a truly sessionable barrel-aged beer with finesse. MALTS: Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L & 80L) HOPS: Columbus, Bravo, Northern Brewer, Mt. Hood


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IAgof (11) - SPAIN - AUG 31, 2015
Sabor ligero de bourbon, la espuma no dura mucho y gran aroma a malta. Alcohol moderado para cervezas de este tipo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (624) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Spectacular for a low abv. High flavor and aroma, prefect coloring and well played all around. Bourbon isnít heavy, but is tasty. The amber color and taste shine through. Scent is sweet like dates and caramelized sweet onions. Not a boozy taste at all. Very multidimensional and again, for low abv I was impressed. Bottle

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
Deep amber color. Very malty nose with some bourbon, not that outstanding. The mouth the heavy, kinda reminds me of baijou and the bourbon is sutble. Kinda odd, but I donít dislike. Not bad

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Dark brown, reddish brown 1 finger off white head. tobacco and prune aroma. Taste is grapes, more sweet brown sugar. highly tannic. could age well

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (165) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 18, 2015
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
22 ounce bottle - Bullockís Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Slips out a lightly hazed, darkish amber body with a slim, off-white head. Light lacing.

Smell: A less than energetic aroma, smelling lightly of toasted bread, blonde caramel and brown sugar edged by fruity tones and some woodsy barrel notes.

Taste: Toasted malts rounded with some brown sugar notes, though thereís only a bare, minimal amount of sweetness present. Subtly fruity. Barrel accents remain light with some vanilla showing on the swift, thin finish. All in all, itís pretty bland.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Light carbonation.

Overall: Itís okay, though perhaps not a beer to really benefit from barrel aging.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1044) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Draught. Amber in colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and bourbon. In taste sweet, with oaky/vanilla notes and lot of bourbon. Medium bodied, slightly harsh alcohol, medium bitter in the finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6749) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
22. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that goes away quickly. Mild sweet nose, nice mix of malty caramel and some soft oaky vanilla in the background. Creamy medium body with minimal carb. Malty caramel and slight barrel character on the mid palate. Very soft and subdued; itís balanced, but itís not very complex or powerful. No off flavors, just not a lot to reel in your interest. Mild clean softly sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamT (253) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2015
22oz bottle from The Hop Yard Raleigh. Reddish-brown hue, murky clarity with 1.5 finger thick super frothy light khaki head. Great lacing. Dark fruit, bourbon and dark malt aromas. Super fruity booze taste up front with more of a dark malt finish. Started off really good then I started to not enjoy the second half of the bottle as much. Dry mouth feel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2599) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. Reddish-brown heady pour. Not a lot of aroma beyond Bourbon and some sweet malts but not the nuttiness I like in my Browns. Thin body. A slight malt sweetness in the taste but the Bourbon notes are more prominent. I donít get the high ratings. I found it to be about average.


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