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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap. Half finger head with nice lacing. Smells amazingly like butterscotch! Holy cow. Spot on butterscotch. Thick body, light licorice, buttery, little bourbon, and creamy.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (11059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
Das Bier ist sehr dunkelbraun/schwarz und hat eine fingerbreite braune Schaumkrone. Geruch stark röstmalzig, Schokode, Kaffee, Bourbon. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Vanille, Bourbon, leicht alkoholisch, sehr gut!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (626) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Piwo nalewa się z gęstą, drobną, brązową pianą. Kolor brunatny, nieprzejrzyste. Bardzo wyraźny aromat beczki po whisky. Trochę drewna i delikatna wanilia. Lekkie nuty kwaskowe. W smaku znów nuty beczki, bardzo wyraźne. Nuty ciemnych słodów w drugiej nucie. Piwo nie jest ciężkie w odczuciu. Nie jest wodniste, ale nie pełne. Idealne jak na stout. Alkohol dobrze zamaskowany, ale lekko grzeje w ustach. Piwo wytrawne, słodycz znikoma. Dużo nut dębowych i waniliowych.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1553) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
640mL bottle from Beer Cartel. Looks fantastic - solid inch of rocky tan head atop a almost black opaque body. Aroma muted at first, but as it warms it reveals itself in all its splendour - rich chocolate & mocha, coffee & vanilla bean, charred/toasted wood & bread, touch of licorice, twangy sour-mashy Bourbon notes, vinous dark fruit undertones. Full bodied, not overly rich as the aroma might suggests, seems reasonably well attenuated for a stout (?), a touch of creaminess, lingering palate. Bourbon & oak comes through with a vengence on the body - yeehaaw! Vanilla, butter, cream, lactic sour mashy bourbon-y notes, toasted nuts, apricot seed, wood-fire charcoal, burnt toast, with a lovely sweet dark chocolate maltiness to round things up. Moderately high bitterness to finish, well balanced, lingering dried/vinous fruit character. Tremendous, doesn’t beat around the bush with the barrel character - it’s all there and takes you for one hell of a journey!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - AUG 23, 2015
Oak. Pure oak beer. Beautiful black with espresso-like head. Aroma of oak and vanilla. Taste is a wonderful blend of oak, vanilla, bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Booze very hidden. Wonderful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1465) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2015
On Tap, the name of the bar escapes me now. Deep black brown pour with a full head of tan tiny bubbles. The nose is a broad array of vanilla, roasted malt, bourbon, caramel and dark chocolate. Taste is initially just a little sweet, but then a nice rush of dark chocolate roasted malt with Bourbon tones quite evident as well. Body is velvet. Fantastic stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (263) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a bubbly lasting coffee brown head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, dark chocolate. Taste is of more bitter dark chocolate, figs, black currant, coffee, smooth bourbon finish. Oily sticky mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9423) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2015
Bouteille: Literally black, big creamy tanned head; moderate to solid nose of vanilla and roasted malt plus bitter chocolate and traces of chocolate cakes; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied and very soft; vanilla, wood, chocolate and caramel in the smooth finish. A gorgeous liquid chocolate cake…

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Dark black pour creamy off white lacing head. Aroma is toasty. Taste is silk smooth with a touch of bourbon and chocolate. Alcohol bourbon taste lives on palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (654) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 4, 2015
Draft. Almost black with light-brown foam. Aroma: sour and spice of the barrel, chocolate and ice cream, roasted, a little bourbon. Taste: ice cream with chocolate and vanilla, bourbon, light acidity, velvety.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle from Beer Frog Spring Hill. Pours a stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is some chocolate, some boozy whiskey, some earth, and some almost cola flavor. Flavor hits with chocolate, soda, some boozy bourbon, and a hint of earth. Light in body and lingering boozy bourbon into the finish.


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