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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pour is nearly pitch black with a fluffy khaki head. Nice bourbony nose, definitely not overpowering, there’s some oak and vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted coffee, and nice bready notes too. Very light taste to it, kind of disappointing, some nice vanilla and oak up front, light coffee notes, toffee, toasted malt, and a trace bourbon character there. Very thin almost watery taste, and I’ve had multiple bottles of it. Finishes very quickly. Disappointed here, I would have thought the barrel aging would add MORE to it, not take away from the beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (189) - Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Aroma: roasted, sweet malt; bread; coffee; a bit of chocolate; bourbon is pretty mild. Pretty mild general bitterness. Color: Dark brown, almost black; small tan head. Taste: fairly sweet, mildly bitter. Texture: oily/slightly slick. Carbonation slightly mild. Finish is long with roasted malt, Coffee, Chocolate;also sweet. Body is on the light side for a BB Stout. Overall a mellow BB Stout; I like the combination of sweetness with roasted malt and coffee. The base stout is not a great one (a bit thin), but all in all there are enough different aromas here to add up to a fairly interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (1488) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a dark black color with a woodsy, vanilla, alcohol aroma. Taste is roasted barley, espresso chocolate, and bourbon. Initially, the bourbon was fully discernable at first drink, then it melded into some smooth complex flavors. A nice bourbon aged beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (2379) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 29, 2016
Kindly shared by Jaghana. Couleur noire, très légère mousse. Nez de chêne, malt grillé, chocolat, vanille. Gout malt grillé, chocolat, note café crême et note reglisse. Fin amère grillée avec note de chêne, un peu trop en retrait pour le style. Mais pas mal!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (451) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2016
Smooth drinking with espresso , chocolate , and a nice Bourbon taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5285) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 27, 2016
Bottle 65cl, a dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is roasted malt, barrel and wood. Aroma is on roasted malt, dark coffee, medium creamy, light sour touch, vinous, some barrel notes, bit disappointed about the complexity. Correct beer, sour finish, old barrel notes, ok but not outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M4grem (11) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2016
Good flavor from the start. Rich and delicious but not too thick. A good ABV for sipping moderately and enjoying a few. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
back (1764) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
Sort skum brun mellem tæt Kaffe vaijle tømmer Bitter lidt sød lidt Blød livlig

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
basaywhat (154) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2016
22oz bottle. Pours black with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malt and bourbon. Chocolate flavor with plenty of roasty notes and some bourbon character. Medium-bodied with lingering roasty and bourbon finish. Just ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
On tap at Brunzies (10/2/15). Light bourbon nose, vanilla, chocolate. Rich with mild molasses. Dark black with thin tan head. Medium-chewy body with medium carbonation. Sweet start with molasses and bourbon. Mild nutty bitter finish. Sweet smooth bourbon after.


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