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RATINGS: 529   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3948) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body, huge creamy light beige head. Nose is grains, leather, licorice, chocolate, bourbon, hints of vanilla and wood. Taste is dark berries, bourbon, chocolate, leather, licorice and hints of caramel and brown cheese. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice bourbon BA stout, though not outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klippx (30) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
650ml bottle. Very sweet vanilla/caramel aroma, reminiscent of a fine bourbon. Creamy on the tongue and extremely sweet, leaving a soft malty punch of bourbon and a faint espresso after taste. Maybe the abv could be higher and the sweet lower, I would appreciate the trade off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (747) - , CYPRUS - JUL 22, 2014
Dark brown colour. Bourbon, oak, roasty aroma. Flavour is sweet roasted bourbon

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 21, 2014
Black bodied, small head. Rustic roasted malts, lots of vanilla, mocha and a bit earthy. Modern classic appeal, as it’s got barrel aging and dark malts and everything yet all balanced and a bit dimmed. Drinks well, but a bit thin, perhaps also of the bourbon aging. I’m not overly impressed. Pretty sure I’d rather have the non aged version with thicker malts. (65cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (311) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
It pours black with a deep brown head. The is a definitive bourbon aroma that is present. There is a hint of bread malts. There is a toffee taste mixed with bourbon flavoring and espresso. It has a rich texture with an alcohol kick on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2014
Nice Wild turkey characteristics - vanilla and big spice on top of the traditional stout characteristics. A little thin, as I always thought it a bit odd to barrel age such a low ABV beer. Still well made and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ Taphouse. This is a really deep and dark brown looking one with a nice really lacing deep beige head. Nice non-super-extreme nose. I get chocolate with wood, smoke, some cocoa powder and sweet snickers nuts. It has some slightly dryish woody flavors. Feels gliding oily in the mouth and it has a best described creamy and growing in the mouth carbonation level. Lots and lots of vanilla! Chocolate with a dark roasted profile. Traces of snickers nuts in the taste also. Slightly sweet. Ends with a dry cocoa finish with hints of alcohol and Bourbon. Lots of flavor in deed. Enjoyed this one. 01.05.2014

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 7/11/14

Aroma: The aroma is bourbon and oak, some roast malts, chocolate,
Appearance: It pours a black-brown color with a small brown head, and streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is sweet and bourbony, heavy malty, with a long sweet/boozy finish
Palate: The body is lighter than expected, clean, average carbonation, with heat on the finish
Overall Impression: Solid stuff, the bourbon really seems to be the star. It is lighter on the mouth than a typical example of this style, but it isn’t watery at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant in Santa Barbara, Calif. Price: $10.99 Purchased: July 4, 2014 Consumed: July 9, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy tan head that settled nicely. Healthy amount of uneven foamy lacing along the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down. Smelled a quick whiff of chocolate before being dominated by bourbon liquor. Had a bad experience the last time I had Wild Turkey and can vaguely remember it, but the label reads, “Malt beverage aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels” and I agree. Surprisingly, that heavy liquor whiff gives way to dark chocolate, crayon, sharp coffee beans, toffee, caramel and faint smoky wood. Tasted better than the smell. Got chocolate, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, dark cocoa nibs, liquor - bourbon and Wild Turkey, but way less pronounced than the nose -fudge, crayon and light oaky wood. Full body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, boozy finish. Worsened as it went down. An above average stout, but not great. The attempt was great but it wasn’t quite as balanced as it should have been.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarnotingPete (774) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Bière couleur de mélasse où un fin col se dépose délicatement au verre. Des arômes capiteux de pain, de chocolat, de vanille. Elle est peu amère et légèrement sucrée. Elle est crémeuse, de corps solide, légèrement effervescente et se termine en une longue fin aromatique.


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