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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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, thereís 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 Iíve 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2972) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle at City Beers. Black with a coffee head. Aroma is sweet whiskey malt. Flavour is velvet vanilla, plum, toasted malt with a warm whiskey base, not too boozy. Finish is sweet malt.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
00german00 (5) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
This is a very smooth stout that has a soft variation of after tastes. It is easy to drink both with a meal or all by itself.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (498) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Unclear black beer with a good beige standing head. Taste is bouban, wood, coffee, caramel, chocolade and some bitter hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1085) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
(Bottle) Black with good tan head. Nice aroma - toffee, roast barley, bourbon. Medium body, medium carbonation and smooth. Flavor is rich without being overwhelming. Toffee and chocolate up front. Excellent bourbon notes from mid palate to finish. Thereís quite some complexity too with some vanilla notes and some black coffee like bitterness. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (553) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma is pretty good, chocolate and a little bourbon whiskey, taste is pretty weak for a baby stout, okay

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (400) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Almost opaque drown beer, little head faded to a ring. Aroma is vanilla and chocolate, fairly subdued. Taste is metal, roasty, vanilla, some bourbon, a little plum. Palate is pretty light and thin for an impy. Carbonation subdued. This isnít bad, but itís not epic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (377) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, bourbon. At itís best, this is an uplifting experience for such a boozy whiskey. At worst, reminiscent of a flat whiskey coke. I didnít like this one as much as I thought I would.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (766) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
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. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1726) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Bourbon aroma and flavor were excellent! At 6.9% ABV, as "bourbon" as many of the type in the 10% ABV range.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1275) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Pours black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, roasted malts, coffee, molasses, sweet malts, and some light chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a tasty, low alcohol bba stout that features some nice bourbon flavors without the booze that is typical for the style.


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