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RATINGS: 571   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1109) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (441) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2270) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (961) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4632) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (233) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle @ YNWA Beershop. Pours nearly black with small creamy head. Simple, soft roasted and mellow nose and flavor. Vague roast, vanilla and lagermands de brune. Smooth and creamy carbonation! Tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (814) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2014
On draft at Red Stone Tavern in Parsippany. Aroma contains notes of bourbon and roasted malts. Deep and rich flavors including coffee, vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate. Smooth palate. Well crafted and very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (81) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Has vanilla notes with some licorice. this taste mellows after first opening. really balanced. Price point is very good for this and on the low end of alcohol content for a barrel aged beer. Would drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenclansman (819) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 30, 2014
Dark color, nice beige head. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon. Smooth taste of wood, bourbon and alcohol with a vanilla aftertaste. Very easy and nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (245) - CYPRUS - SEP 30, 2014
Dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma is malty, sweet, wood, brown sugar, vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet with light bitterness. You can almost taste the bourbon. Medium to light body, smooth texture, soft carbonation. Would like more of a punch from a bourbon barrel stout.


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