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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Draft sample at Hopcat GR - 2013 vintage - pours dark brown , thin tan head . Sweet bourbon profile , very mellow , soft vanilla notes . Solid . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KevRiddle (1) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
Excellent beer. One of my favorites. Bold but smooth. Rich flavor with hint of bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (539) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Shared 22 oz bomber. Interesting: a (relatively) low ABV bourbon barrel aged stout. The whiskey flavor was muted, as expected. Sweet, smooth creamy chocolate and coffee on the palate, but thin finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of bourbon, coconut and vanilla, chocolate, roasted coconut, flavor of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, medium bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Debic (1) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
Outstanding!!! Wish I could find it on tap in Santa Rosa!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (229) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a thin, brief tan head. Aroma is of vanilla and chocolate with a touch of bourbon in the background. Taste is a little sweet like chocolate. A little lighter in body than I thought, but very smooth. The finish is sweet chocolate and a some smokiness comes through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglebones (55) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with huge tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet with mild flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Surprisingly, not picking up much bourbon in this one. Good stout overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jspronck (120) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Beautiful dark brown color with nice tall and creamy tan head, the first aroma I felt was the bourbon, then came the coffee and caramel aromas. Creamy texture. In mouth, you immediately feel the chocolate and the roast. A lingering bourbon flavor comes in after a while. Sweet with some bitter notes of dark chocolate. Well-balanced and very drinkable. This was a very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9983) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
draught@Erzbierschof - black beer under a solid creamy dark beige foam; aroma of nougat, vanilla and cherries; roasted with notes of black chocolate; sweet and medium-bodied, light grainy texture, lot of vanilla, residual sweetness and gentle bourbon notes in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rzymol (109) - - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours perfectly dark, a beautiful head of foam with reddish, kind of caffe latte notes. Very good appearance. Aroma is not intense but very enjoyable and fresh with coffee and toffee notes. Extremely well-balanced and smooth taste build of fresh coffee, creamy vanilla, brown sugar and indeed, a bourbon feeling! A sweet tone is well countered with a bittereness. Leaves a very pleasant sweet aftertaste, sort of coffee-style. This beer is extremely drinkable, I actually could start my day with a glass of this one!

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