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RATINGS: 522   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3832) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, light tan head, and brown to black in color. The smell is wood, bourbon, not enough punch, malt, and vanilla. The taste is cola, alcohol, bourbon, wood, and ashy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3620) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
22oz bottle. Black in color with an average sized tan head. Aroma is of wood, light soy sauce, roasted malts, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is of wood, milk chocolate, roasted malts, and bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. medium to lighter bodied blasck pour. Woody aroma, bourbon, touch of vanilla. Mild to medium wild turkey flavor, light chocolate, vanilla, wood. Pretty tasty, bourbon adds to & doesnít dominate the experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2321) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Black pour, tan head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is milk chocolate all the way. Light roast, some vanilla, touch of hops. Medium bodied, milk chocolate flavor, alcohol hidden well, very drinkable. One dimensional but well done for whatís there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but it a recent release. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, oak, clove, toffee, toast, dark bread, vanilla, bourbon, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and barrel character; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, toffee, light oak, light bourbon, vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, toffee, light oak, light bourbon, vanilla, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of roasted/bready malts with a light barrel presence; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good barrel aged stout. Nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with a light barrel presence; and very smooth to drink. I was looking for more barrel character in the taste; but otherwise a nicely enjoyable stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
If this is the same beer thatís been on tap a few times in the last year, then Iíve already had it, and enjoy it. Dunno why Iíve not put in a rating yet. 22oz bottle, no date, purchased from a BevMo by Liberty Station in SD a coupleish months ago. Black body with mahogany edges and a one finger tan head, not a completely vigorous pour, but I figured Iíd have gotten a bigger head. It faded to a thick ring and thin film rather quickly. Loads of coconut and chocolate in the nose. Flavor not as coconutty, and has more of the general bourbon component. Almost seems a bit hot, but there is absolutely no burn in the finish. Also a good amount roastier in the flavor, but doesnít turn ashy--more coffeeish than anything else. More chocolatey when it warms, lightly sweet. Semi-dry finish with bitterness peaking at a 3, though now Iím getting a touch of burnt ash, but not enough for me to care. Low smooth carbonation with a medium body. Pretty tasty--nice to have a bourbon aged beer that isnít 10+%ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (745) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Local tap-house has this on draft, so of course when I went they just ran out! So bought a bomber, poured into snifter glass. Deep dark brown color with light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak and some smoke. Taste is the aroma adding more milk chocolate, coffee and caramel notes, slight earthy hop balance. Medium body, minimal carbonation, creamy, sweet, fluffy, smooth with sweet roasty finish. Surprised by the lack of bourbon heat in this for 3 months. Not wowed but not let down either, a tasty bourbon stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (550) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, smoke and light bourbon. Taste follows nose the whiskey is very subtle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7199) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Courtyard Oyster Point, San Francisco, CA
Pours black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, licorice and wood. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a vanilla, milk and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle.†Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, some roased notes, grains and malt. Flavor is sweet vanilla and oak ,with some alcohol and chocolate. medium body, average carbonation.


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