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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Maple and bourbon. Alcohol. Barrel aging isn't overpowering, which is nice, but palate is pretty thin. Pretty good, but needs improvement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, roasted and bourbon aromas. Dry roasted and chocolate finish, some sweet chocolate tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1424) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
-color negro con reflejos caobas y densa espuma beige. Aromas de bourbon, maiz, cereales y chocolate. Cuerpo medio con un inicio dulce de bourbon y cereal que pasa a un sedoso sabor de chocolate. Muy rica.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bomber from Woodmans in Waukesha. Cellar aged 6 months. Had to have a BA brew to celebrate picking up a BA Speedway! Pours oily black with a tannish-brown head leaving some nice streaks of lace. Aroma has molasses, caramel, vanilla and some coffee. Very nice! Taste is of sweet vanilla, light toffee, some roast and rum raisin. Actually a bit watery, finally making me believe it is not an imperial stout, despite the barrel aging - and confirming the Anderson Valley-ness of this. Medium bodied with a bit of alcohol presence. Finishes mostly sweet, from the vanilla/barrel, but not overwhelmingly. This is a solid, great smelling brew, that needs more body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from SB. Very dark brown with a thick tan head. Malty and woody tones. Wood, vanilla and malt. Medium body with a nice roasted, oaky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1376) - - MAY 4, 2014
Bomber, thanks sevenhokie! Weak bourbon and vanilla aroma with notes of chocolate. Pours black with a thin mocha head and very little lacing. Bourbon and vanilla flavors that meld with a little bit of chocolate. Finishes smooth with more of the chocolate coming through and lingering on palate at the end. Lacks the rich mouthfeel of most bourbon barrel stouts, but still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dreamflower (767) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at Barley Brothers in Winnipeg. Absolutely one of the best beers I’ve had at BB. Dark, chocolately, bourbon. Yummy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tlyx (91) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Doft av träspån, sirap och vanilj. Tunn munkänsla, som utspätt kaffe. Ton av vanilj, marshmallow och kaffebönor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Draught @ Taphouse, Copenhagen

Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasted malts, hints of vanilla, wood and oak. Taste is smooth, sweet and heavy on vanilla oaky notes. Finish is smooth with some vanilla and cocoa powder. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9276) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen.
Pours black color with a small head. Bourbon on the nose, wood, chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts. Milky chocolate flavor, bourbon, vanilla and malts. Nice.

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