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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Poured from bottle into chalice. Deep black color with really nice airy foamy tan head. lots of roasted malt aromas and hints of chocolate. Similar flavor...roasted malt and a lot of chocolate flavor with a hint of vanilla. Only a slight note of bourbon, but that may be the vanilla I taste. I think the best quality of this brew is how smooth it is. Its silky, creamy, and so easy to drink. Really a nice stout...although walking the line of imperial, its nice to get such a good quality semi-low abv American Stout. Well worth a try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1969) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Dark black in color... Light foam head... Mouthfeel is fairly thin for an imperial stout, not as much rich roasted malt character as I would have liked... Definitely prevalent notes of wild turkey bourbon, light vanilla notes, chocolate, slightly boozy on the finish... Solid

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Bomber picked up at AJ’s in Rochester NY. Pours a dark cola colour, massive khaki head, piles of lacing. Nose is nose is sweet, a touch of vanilla, but it all is very subtle. Tastes very soft on the tongue, vanilla, a bit bitter, sweet, a bit chocolate bitter and bourbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6246) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet whiskey up front, with moderate roasted malts, mild chocolate and molasses sweetness, and more whiskey in the finish. Surprisingly not too boozy despite the hit of whiskey flavor. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DomD (88) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Poured from bottle. Aromas of bourbon obviously with some bread. Pours black with tan head. Has a medium bitter taste. Full bodied and creamy texture. Definitely an interesting and complex brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matbli (17) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Tap - Pours black with small but creamy head. Aroma is a mixture of smoke, bourbon and sweet raisins. In taste good balance of sweetness and bitterness with notes vanilla pudding and coffee in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (371) - ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
65cl bottle shared. Pours black with a low creamy beige head. Aroma is milky sweet, light roastiness, coffee, light whisky notes. Taste is similar, sweet and roastiness, very good coffee aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel than expected. Some whisky again in the finish, very light bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2293) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
Geruch mit dezenter Whiskynote, malzig, süß, Kaffee. Start süßsalzig. Mitte dicht Schokolade, röstig, Whisky. Abgang Nougat, Schokolade, moderat bitter. Gutes Bier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2512) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
650 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a very dark brown with a decent-sized beige head. Aroma is big vanilla and bourbon with more subtle roasty malt. Flavour is also dominated by the barrel with notes of wood, vanilla and bourbon, there’s some underlying coffee and chocolate notes but the stout can’t hold up to the barrel. A little thinner than I’d like. Nice, but a bigger base beer might be better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1863) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2014
Keg at Beergeek. Pours Black with a Tan head. Aroma of roast malt and dripping with Bourbon oak vanilla. A nice base stout but the hot barrel ageing makes my brain wish this was imperial. A massive boozy stout is a good counterbalance to overzealous whisky barrel ageing. A more reasonable alcohol content. falls down a bit. Really nice anyway.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (681) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pitch black pour, scant tan head. Nose is soft dark malt with a hint of bourbon; subtle but noticeable. Bittersweet. Middle is sweet cherries, mild oats, woody. Finish is smooth dark malt. Nice beer.


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