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RATINGS: 538   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.


3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a jet black color with a short lived dark tan head. The aroma was a nice sweet milk chocolate with notes of coffee, roasted barley, wood chips. The flavor was rather light chocolate with coffee note to it. It had a medium body the kinda killed the the flavor but the finish was smooth. Overall it was okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5777) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of vanilla, oak, roasted malt, caramel, licorice and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Tap @Taphouse, Cph. Pours deep opaque black with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has licorice, mild chocolate, some vanilla. Lowish carbonation, fine dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has good licorice, light oak, soft chocolate, mild roasted. Quite mellow but in a good way.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheap (4004) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Hey, this is a little more civilized than an imperial stout fer sure. LAcks any volatile aromas. At first it is very laid back. Easy going. Little co2. does have some of that whisky thing going on, but not in yer face, good touch, well done. Some burning going down the troat and a warming sensation in the gullet. Yes, pleasantly surprized

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Black pour, small brown head. Nice aroma of chocolate and whiskey. Flavor is a smooth blend of chocolate, bourbon, and roast. Very smooth and rich.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1278) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget, Sweden. Big moca brown Headweb that fast goed down to a thin lace. Totally black color. Chocolate aroma. The chocolate also dominate the taste. Thin body and lacka a Deep roasted taste and aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Keg at CASC. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is soft, roasty, toast, coconut, vanilla, bounty bar and rocky road. The taste is smooth, chocolate, wood, coffee, mild acidity, vanilla, bourbon and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and easy going. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4141) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Big bottle from SB labeled "Bourbon Barrel Stout" cons 2014-07-17 Göteborg AR: bourbon vanilla, roasted malt, milk chocolate, café con letche AP: dark brownish with reddish rim, high stouthy cream dark brown steady head F: smooth, caramel, bourbon vanilla, white sugary, low carbonation, liqurice, a bit hollow uninteressted feeling, medium bitternees, finishes bourbon vanilla butter - aaa everything was honkey dorry until the middle register in the flavour part

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (764) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Black pour with brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate cake. Flavour has coffee, chocolate, burnt toast . Finish has big bourbon character along with burnt toast. The barrels really overpower though out.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (225) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Poured into tulip from 22oz bottle. Aroma was dark fruits, raisins and dates, a little plum. Taste was roasted malts, earthy, dark fruits and a little chocolate. The Wild Turkey came on in the finish and was the aftertaste. Most of these barrel beers I taste seem to have a bit of the whiskey flavor but the finish of this one was pure whiskey. I loved this one, and I think it was my favorite bourbon beer yet.


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