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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle pours black with a medium light brown head, decent lacing. Aromas of sweet bready malt, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is complex, notes of bourbon, oak, roasted malt, and spice. Strange yet interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shanebrews (239) - Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2015
I found this beer dull. The aroma is muted roasted grains. The appearance is very dark with ample head, but soft carbonation overall. The taste is mostly a mild coffee flavor with some vanilla tones. The barrel aging really muted the strength of the roasted grains and the hop bitterness too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3029) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black/brown color, brown head, streamers of lace. Aroma of malt, vanilla, and light bourbon. Taste is toasted malt with coffee and light bourbon that blooms through a barely carbonated swallow to a finish that doesn’t need additional bittering. Big taste, complex, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1354) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 6, 2015
From bomber to tulip. Did not get much barrel off of this. Dark, dark brown with a tan head. Vanilla was present on the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2206) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
old notes, assumed from a tapped pint via beer revo. "soft smooth nose, melting caramel, sweetish, vanilla, something. Similar taste, mild bitterness, light roast, weakest of smoke"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (11554) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (710) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1609) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (342) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1506) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (296) - 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.

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