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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1693) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours black with a fluffy light tan head. Bourbon, wood, roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla aroma. Bourbon, roasted malt, creamy chocolate, vanilla, wood and coffee flavors. Creamy and slightly sweet. Medium full body and low carbonation. Creamy chocolate and bourbon finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2200) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bomber shared. Pours a dark brown with a coffee colored head. Much lacing on the glass. The aroma is complex in as such you get the bourbon, roasted malts, hints of vanilla and some woodiness. The flavor and mouth feel are incredible. You almost expect to start chewing on this and it quietly disappears. A very smooth bourbon flavor with vanilla notes, roasted malts. Maybe some toffee or something like that. Overall a very solid beer that is very well made.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1663) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a perfectly formed taupe head. Mildly smoky coffee nose. Pretty usual stout aromas. Mildly creamy and lightly scrubby texture. A soft bourbon flavor and coffee, with a short-lived, sweet vanilla that gives way to light sourwood.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 Poured black with aromas of bourbon and coffee. Taste follows nose but with a subtle sweetness. Flavor of bourbon and coffee really comes through but not overpowering. Reminds me of a mellowed out version of bourbon county stout. Really good barrel aged stout. Will drink again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - DEC 5, 2013
This is definitely a unique stout. Aromas of chocolate and sweet cream. Sweet flavors come through first, milk chocolate, caramelized sugar, and toffee. Then breads, roasted nuts, raisins, brown sugar and whiskey. Vanilla aftertaste. Smooth, though lighter bodied than I’d like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours black with a long lasting tan head. Whiskey and roast chocolate aromas. Chocolate vanilla oak and spicy flavors. Finishes well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 1, 2013
Aroma Is alcohol, bourbon. Beautiful looking beer. Taste is mostly Smokey bourbon. Also some barley, coffee, pecans, . Maybe too much whiskey flavor.....not enough stout. Good beer nevertheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
@Pinglehead-on tap-rich tight lt brown-black. A-sweet dk malt, bourbon, dk fruit. T-sweet dk malt-molasses/chocolate, bourbon, dk fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Poured a very dark brown, almost black, but not quite...with a moderate cardboard head. Aroma is seductive - bourbon, malts, coffee. The taste is likewise full and complex - roasted barley, coffee, just the right hint of bourbon, and a surprisingly refreshing, cola-esque finish. This is very, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2220) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Dark cola pour with tan head. Nose is light coconut and oak barrel with gentle bourbon and roasted malt. Flavor is bitter chocolate and roast malt with subtle oak and coconut. Average mothfeel. Easy drinking barrel beer.


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