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RATINGS: 670   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3876) - 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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4694) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
25th May 2015: on-tap US pint during Happy Hour at the Yard House, Irvine. Served a bit too cold, but as it warmed a little the aroma and flavours burst forth. Black bodied with a tanned foam on top. Bourbon esters in the malty nose, Bourbon hints in the malty flavour: semi-sweet as it warms. A tad thin body wise but flavoursome and interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Tap at toronados in San Francisco with commonmac and rosskyle and wildcard. Black with small tan head. Sweet nose with dark fruit. Taste is sweet and sour more than expected from a stout. Not creamy. Can taste those bourbon elements, only a little stout. Interesting and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (126) - - MAY 22, 2015
Served on tap at Tornado. Dark black color with minimal white head. Sweet bourban aroma with done toasted notes. Smooth creamy texture. Chocolate flavor with sweet bourban finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and light bourbon. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts and light caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Tap. Black with small head. Wonderful bourbon aroma. Definitely on the thin side as stouts go, but flavor is solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (183) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tons of bourbon on the nose. Chocolate, coconut vanilla, wood. Taste is fantastic, big bourbon flavors and rich stout. Only thing I wish is the mouth feel was bigger. This is a small stout, but big flavor punch

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1489) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
650ml bottle at home. Dark brown with a small slightly off-white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Pretty sweet with subtle bitterness. Caramel, roasted malts, oak, vanilla, brown sugar and spices. A tasty subtle BA brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1703) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Cervesa amb fort aroma a xocolata, en gust es nota també la xocolata però hi ha el lleuger toc al Bourbon. Cerveza con fuerte aroma a chocolate, en sabor se nota también el chocolate pero hay el ligero toque al Bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Draught at the Anderson Valley Taproom, Boonville, CA. Black colour with a tiny tan head. Whiskey, mild sweetness, liquorice, medicine and roasted malt in the aroma. Sugary sweetness, whiskey, medicine, toffee and toasted malt in the flavour. Oily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Black color. Just under one finger of frothy light brown head formed, but it fell quite quickly. 3.75 S: The nose on this is very nice, but the focus is definitely on the bourbon instead of the beer. The base offers modest amounts of roastiness, chocolate, and caramel with a touch of ash and butter. The bourbon is leathery, but clean without any sharpness. Touch of nondescript fruitiness, oak, vanilla, and perhaps a hair of peat. 3.25 T: Taste also features the bourbon. Pretty much tastes like the nose, except that the base beer is even more muted. On the drier side without much complexity. 3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This is really lacking in body and creaminess. It’s not bad, it just isn’t good either. 3.25 D: It’s worth a try I guess, but it’s not something worth revisiting.


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