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RATINGS: 576   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Black pour. Tan creamy head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt and a little sweet bourbon. Silky/creamy with a taste very close to the aroma. Finishes creamy and sweet. The bourbon is there, but not overwhelming. I usually like a little stronger bourbon flavor in this style, but this is a nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trev (1947) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Dark brown pour, thin head. Aroma is bourbon chocolate, light smoke and cherry fruit. Light body for a bourbon stout. Fruit and whiskey on the front. Coffee and light toasted malt. Pleasant and not overly heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hidden_Pooch (356) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Probably one of the best looking beers I have ever seen. Pours jet black with a incredible big mocha head. Aroma is of vanilla, chocolate, and big bourbon booze. I tasted the roasted malts and chocolate at first and then it just gets too bourbony overtime. The bourbon just dominates this stout too much. Has a heavy body with low carbonation. Has a dry mouth feel with a great boozy warmth. I would enjoy this on a sleigh ride though, too warm me up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2014
6.9% on tap at Marciero. Pitch black with ruby highlights. Dark rich aroma featuring licorice and oaky bourbon. Medium bodied. The taste is rich dark chocolate, a bit toasty, balanced bourbon with oak & vanilla notes plus a hint of licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (611) - HUNGARY - OCT 21, 2014
0.65l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, cream, cocoa and some smoke. The taste is very balanced among the chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, floral hops and the oak. The body could be a bit thicker, but it’s still an awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (505) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
Pieish chocolat and lots of great boozy notes, vanilla and caramel... Bit watery but with a good bourbon finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (444) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
650ml bottle @ home from Mitra. Body is nearly black, Head is small, creamy, beige, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is chocolate and liquor. Aroma is borubon, chocolate, mild coffee, light licorice, vanilla, light malt, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is average lasting mild roasty and moderated liquorish. Medium to full body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2293) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Black appearance with a light brown head and light lacing. Aroma oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, bready malts, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Similar flavor, woody, lightly earthy and a touch spiced with a mild bourbon finish. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body with a slick feel and smooth finish. Pretty tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie loves gives a 4.6. Creamy boozer goodness. V. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 10/12/2014 Total Score: 3.4
Julie likes she thinks very mild. She gives a 3.5. H. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at Päämaja, 20141011) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had vanilla, chocolate and burnt malts. Palate was quite full bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were vanilla, burnt malts, ash, chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste had vanilla, burnt malts and bitterness. A tasty barrel aged beer but somewhat watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (238) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. clear dark brown color with a tan head. Lightly roasted, malty somewhat sweet aroma with milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, wood, dark brea, hints of whiskey. Medium mouth feel with an oily and quite smooth texture, Sweet, fruity and lightly roasted taste of delicate milk chocolate, caramel, nice vanilla, licorice, a, red fruits, oak and a well balanced bourbon (and vanilla) flavor, without being overwhelming. Lingering milk chocolate and dry balanced bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice!

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