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RATINGS: 614   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
22oz bottle: pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with some vanilla beans and oaky bourbon. Starts with decent fullness and light effervescence with some lightly sweet dark malts and some dark chocolate and bourbon complexity. Finishes drier and bittersweet. Could use a little more body and complexity, but is pretty well-balanced.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (53) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle @ home. Dark brown pour, thin head. Aroma is bourbon chocolate, light smoke and cherry fruit. Light body for a bourbon stout. Fruit and whiskey on the front. Coffee and light toasted malt. Pleasant and not overly heavy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (218) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a thin, brief tan head. Aroma is of vanilla and chocolate with a touch of bourbon in the background. Taste is a little sweet like chocolate. A little lighter in body than I thought, but very smooth. The finish is sweet chocolate and a some smokiness comes through.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglebones (40) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with huge tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet with mild flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Surprisingly, not picking up much bourbon in this one. Good stout overall.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jspronck (97) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Beautiful dark brown color with nice tall and creamy tan head, the first aroma I felt was the bourbon, then came the coffee and caramel aromas. Creamy texture. In mouth, you immediately feel the chocolate and the roast. A lingering bourbon flavor comes in after a while. Sweet with some bitter notes of dark chocolate. Well-balanced and very drinkable. This was a very pleasant beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
draught@Erzbierschof - black beer under a solid creamy dark beige foam; aroma of nougat, vanilla and cherries; roasted with notes of black chocolate; sweet and medium-bodied, light grainy texture, lot of vanilla, residual sweetness and gentle bourbon notes in the finish

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rzymol (27) - - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours perfectly dark, a beautiful head of foam with reddish, kind of caffe latte notes. Very good appearance. Aroma is not intense but very enjoyable and fresh with coffee and toffee notes. Extremely well-balanced and smooth taste build of fresh coffee, creamy vanilla, brown sugar and indeed, a bourbon feeling! A sweet tone is well countered with a bittereness. Leaves a very pleasant sweet aftertaste, sort of coffee-style. This beer is extremely drinkable, I actually could start my day with a glass of this one!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2612) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. black with tan head. Chocolate milk sweetness with some caramel and sugar in the nose, sweet, creamy and a little chocolatey taste. Soft, almost no carbonation, full-bodied. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1707) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
Thanks to Mike for saving me a taste! Pours very dark brown/black with a rich, tan head that falls to a ring. The smell is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, molasses. The taste is coffee, brown sugar, bourbon, molasses ending dry. The body is medium with fine carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (351) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and some alcohol. Smooth overall. Very good. A bit thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Malty aroma with a bit of vanilla. String vanilla and malt flavor with smoky notes and a bit of bourbon in the finish. Excellent stout.


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