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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout

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RATINGS: 557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Complexity. 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. Our exclusive partnership with Wild Turkey gives Anderson Valley a world class, consistent source of barrelage, allowing our brewers to explore new frontiers in barrel-aged craft beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Pours out extremely dark brown close to black with a tan head that just vanishes. The aroma is lacking in smell. The mouthfeel is is smooth and just above average. The taste is lacking in distinct flavors. No real hint of bourbon, spice or pumpkin. A good average beer but not worth $10. Note I may have reviewed to quickly. As it warmed up the aroma increased. Now the spices and bourbon are present.and the flavor increased dramatically. Now the Bourbon is present and so are the spices and sweetness."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3937) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light bourbon and oak and vanilla, chocolate and light coffee, and some light bitterness from the hops and some dough. Flavor the same. Smoother texture. A cool beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Monstershield (3) - - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
Pitch black colour with no clarity. Aromas of caramelized malt and a good deal of heavy alcohol aroma like cognac and of course whiskey. When warmer it gives you a warm vanilla finish. Brownish head with medium to low duration but leaves a sweet one finger cream, Taste is full of cocoa and chocolate maltiness,vanilla and not coffee as expected. Earthy and woody from the barrel aging and much whiskey but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is full and heavy.A really great and complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
Draught at Fermentoren. Low but lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Sweet roasted malt coffee vanilla aroma and flavor with hints of whisky, little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkomar (44) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 3, 2014
strong barrel aroma (felt even better after drinking it, coming from the back with the alcohol). Vanilla, chocolate and roasty aromas in the background. Very nice. Pours almost black with medium sized head. Nothing special. Taste is sweet, with almost no beeterness. complex flavour. Alcohol is felt there, along with whiskey aroma. Full body. Very good beer overall. Pretty strong, one to be enjoyed for the whole evening or (even better) shared with someone else. Of course considering you take 650ml version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (202) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Pours black and rather clear, hardly any head on it. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, and vanilla hits the nose. Taste was coffee, chocolate, bourbon, wood, and vanilla. Decent beer, and relatively low alcohol for this style.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3013) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle - 650ml. Pours an opaque black body with an average beige foamy head. Fantastic, complex malty/hoppy aroma with bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla hints. Its robust malty taste carries hoppy, woody, and bourbon notes. It is not as rich as the aroma but it is still very enjoyable. Ends with a decent, slightly warming, bittersweet finish. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollsrace (59) - - AUG 25, 2014
6.9% alcohol. Stout has an excellent blend of chocolate and coffee, which is a big plus. It might have a bit more chocolate. The whiskey flavor is strong too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Black with a beige head. Wood, coconut and vanilla in the aroma. More coconut in the flavour. Rather light body and bitterness. Surprisingly bland.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1239) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
Draught @ Taphouse. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coconut, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, dark wheat bread and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is near medium, texture borders on being thin, carbonation is soft. Finishes malty.


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