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RATINGS: 523   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3196) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Strong, smoky aroma has a robust overtone of bourbon, plus subtle notes of chocolate, licorice, toffee and caramel. Pours a deep, rich coffee sable with a rather thick and persistent light tan head. Satisfying flavor has a roast malt core and a strong bourbon note, plus nutty, caramel, chocolate, earthy and licorice notes of varying strength. It seems to get better with each sip! Smooth texture has hearty body, though fizz seems on the weak side. So what - this is a great beer, one I hope they will brew again!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 7/11/14

Aroma: The aroma is bourbon and oak, some roast malts, chocolate,
Appearance: It pours a black-brown color with a small brown head, and streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is sweet and bourbony, heavy malty, with a long sweet/boozy finish
Palate: The body is lighter than expected, clean, average carbonation, with heat on the finish
Overall Impression: Solid stuff, the bourbon really seems to be the star. It is lighter on the mouth than a typical example of this style, but it isn’t watery at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant in Santa Barbara, Calif. Price: $10.99 Purchased: July 4, 2014 Consumed: July 9, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy tan head that settled nicely. Healthy amount of uneven foamy lacing along the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down. Smelled a quick whiff of chocolate before being dominated by bourbon liquor. Had a bad experience the last time I had Wild Turkey and can vaguely remember it, but the label reads, “Malt beverage aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels” and I agree. Surprisingly, that heavy liquor whiff gives way to dark chocolate, crayon, sharp coffee beans, toffee, caramel and faint smoky wood. Tasted better than the smell. Got chocolate, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, dark cocoa nibs, liquor - bourbon and Wild Turkey, but way less pronounced than the nose -fudge, crayon and light oaky wood. Full body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, boozy finish. Worsened as it went down. An above average stout, but not great. The attempt was great but it wasn’t quite as balanced as it should have been.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarnotingPete (771) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Bière couleur de mélasse où un fin col se dépose délicatement au verre. Des arômes capiteux de pain, de chocolat, de vanille. Elle est peu amère et légèrement sucrée. Elle est crémeuse, de corps solide, légèrement effervescente et se termine en une longue fin aromatique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1611) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Tap@Taphouse, CPH - pours black with firm tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, light burntness, molasses, bourbon infused wooden notes, good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
grimreaperguru (231) - santee, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a jet black color with a short lived dark tan head. The aroma was a nice sweet milk chocolate with notes of coffee, roasted barley, wood chips. The flavor was rather light chocolate with coffee note to it. It had a medium body the kinda killed the the flavor but the finish was smooth. Overall it was okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5537) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of vanilla, oak, roasted malt, caramel, licorice and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11101) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Tap @Taphouse, Cph. Pours deep opaque black with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has licorice, mild chocolate, some vanilla. Lowish carbonation, fine dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has good licorice, light oak, soft chocolate, mild roasted. Quite mellow but in a good way.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheap (3941) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Hey, this is a little more civilized than an imperial stout fer sure. LAcks any volatile aromas. At first it is very laid back. Easy going. Little co2. does have some of that whisky thing going on, but not in yer face, good touch, well done. Some burning going down the troat and a warming sensation in the gullet. Yes, pleasantly surprized

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Black pour, small brown head. Nice aroma of chocolate and whiskey. Flavor is a smooth blend of chocolate, bourbon, and roast. Very smooth and rich.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget, Sweden. Big moca brown Headweb that fast goed down to a thin lace. Totally black color. Chocolate aroma. The chocolate also dominate the taste. Thin body and lacka a Deep roasted taste and aroma.


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