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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastmaster (341) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (809) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam, Taste-medium sourness, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-perfect

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregner (19) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 oz bomber. Nose is light vanilla and bourbon. Deep black color with tan head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Taste of vanilla, caramel and roasted malt with a hint of bourbon. Semi-dry and thin for a stout. No hop presence or bitterness. Disappointing for a bourbon barrel aged stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1873) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Black pour into the glass with the deepest of ruby fringes. The initially soap-pocked head leaves soap lacing. The nose is woody, of vanilla and bourbon. Relatively subdued, but well-integrated flavors of oak, lightly roasted malt, vanilla notes, bourbon essence and a kiss of alcohol finish with a definitive oaked bourbon. Again, everything is held in check very well, with a soft palate and silky smooth mouthfeel. Semi-dry with nice aging to it. Very well put together.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.09.14. A: Midnight black with some red at the bottom. Tan 2 finger head. Great lacing. S: Vanilla, caramel. I could smell it from an arm’s length away while pouring. Magnificent! T: Vanilla, caramel, bourbon dominate. Very slight char is there too as well as milk chocolate. M: Creamy smooth. A bit watery but the ABV is very low for a BBA stout, so whatever. O: This was my first BBA stout. I’m an addict now because of this one. The vanilla, caramel, and bourbon are strong. It is surprisingly complex. The ABV is low, but there is always Huge Arker for something heavier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cop (4) - - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
Очень понрави& этот стаут в разливн& виде, опробов& в "Пивной карте"( На вкус будто пьешь растаяв& шоколад& морожен&

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkgrenwel (588) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Boozy bourbon nose. Makes me afraid I won’t like it. As i typically prefer my bourbon aged beers with just a hint of bourbon. Luckily it’s way less dominant in the flavor. Surprisingly balanced for such a light stout. Pretty dry, actually. A touch of fruit and vanilla from the bourbon. A bit of roasty malt. Pretty thin finish. Tasty, drinkable, but a little simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nibbelbaardtje (5) - GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
pale brown head. dark brown color. round bourbon whiskey smell. nice whiskey notes. Mild roast notes. little caramelic notes. little hop aroma. some carbondioxide present. All in all a very nice taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1564) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Pour is black with a lot of tan head, a good bit of bubbles, and a lot of lacing. Nose has some scorched wood, moderate bourbon notes, light roasted malt. Taste is a bit thin, barrel fades in flavor, some chocolaty malt, a touch chalky, light vanilla. Body is a touch thin, soft carb, soft and creamy feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (841) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Draft sample at Hopcat GR - 2013 vintage - pours dark brown , thin tan head . Sweet bourbon profile , very mellow , soft vanilla notes . Solid . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KevRiddle (1) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
Excellent beer. One of my favorites. Bold but smooth. Rich flavor with hint of bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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