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RATINGS: 557   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours dark brown color with light brown head. Aromas of bourbon and roasted malts. Roasted malt and bourbon flavors with oak and vanilla. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2013
From tap. Pours black with medium tan head. Very mild aromas of bread, wood, toffee. Tastes of toffee, oak, and wood. Nothing really stands out for me with this beer. I was expecting a little more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. A dark brown color with a foamy brown head. A strong bourbon aroma with chocolate malty offset. A smooth vanilla and chocolate aroma with roasted malts and a bourbon finish. The bourbon did not seem well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4987) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Brown in color, hazy with a thin tan head. Super bourbon flavor and aroma. This was a super barrel aged beer. Light tasting not a huge high alcohol amount very interesting and I was impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Taste of roasted coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Thin mouthfeel and all flavors are very faint, could be so much better if the flavors stood out more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark brown with beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is coffee roast and vanilla. Thin mouthfeel with a chocolate roast and vanilla with sweet finish. Hides alcohol well, a very impressive stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (907) - Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2013
22 FL. OZ. bottle purchased from Leary’s for $9.55 Saturday night. To undersized snifter, it pours a murky dark brown with a thin, mocha-tan head, one pinky nail in length. Tastes and smells overwhelmingly of vanilla, bourbon oak, molasses, rust, and milk chocolate. Raspberries, hops, and a growing heat by swallow. Enjoyable for the most part.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1252) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
22 oz. Bottle, this stout had a black-brown pour and gave a one to two finger tan colored head, it left some spots and fingers of lacing on the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a ring of dark sediment, this stout had aromas of bourbon liquor, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and faint vanilla, there were flavors of bourbon with some chocolate and faint roasted malt, there was vanilla and wood, the finish had little to no bitterness with malt and bourbon liquor sweetness trailing, I think a bit of roasted malt bitterness would help the finish, the mouth feel was a little thin, and it had average carbonation, this stout had a nice presentation but it had a light nose that consisted mostly of bourbon, and the flavor was pretty much the same, this beer was sort of a disappointment, more malt (stout) characteristics would help this beer, it had a nice bourbon statement but the beer was lacking, oh well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
This one disappointed a bit. Bourbon and malt aroma. Some wood as well. Poured very dark but with a good sized head. I didn’t care for the palate as it was too carbonated and didn’t have a velvety smoothness I would have wanted. I wonder if time would have mellowed this out a bit. The flavor simply needed more power and more alcohol. It was like the roasted malts and wood and whiskey had a governor on them. Not bad, just expecting more.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1364) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours black with a big creamy fluffy light mocha head. Aroma is dark fruits and booze, maybe a bit of chocolate. Bit of vomit smell, blegh. Thin mouthfeel. Sweet malta and candy feuits mixed with alcohol flavor. These non-imperial stouts and porters with the bourbon just don't do it for me. Thin, alcoholic, and no complexity. Just tastes like booze, but without much booze. Meh.


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