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RATINGS: 593   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2155) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Coffee, cream and vanilla in both taste and aroma. Black in color with a nice tan head. Notes: Aces and Ales Winter Beer Fest ’13


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 (369) - 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 (2509) - 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 (1858) - 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 (677) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
George999 (94) - Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2014
From the bottle I am getting hints of smoke, Pour is dark with a thick brown head, Taste is smooth, chocolate, roasted barley, not strong bourbon, overall good beer but send to missing the bourbon flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dominik92 (12) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Tap. Aroma: nuts, woody, smoke - as bourbon should have :) alcohol was preatty strong in a nose, black color, brown foam, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long bourbon side finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (223) - HONG KONG - NOV 8, 2014
Draught at Roundhouse. Smells of burnt malt, smoke, ash. Taste is very deeply bitter, burnt coffee beans. Body is medium, very bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (280) - HONG KONG - NOV 8, 2014
Tap at Roundhouse for Steph's birthday. Pitch place pour thin dense foamy head. Aroma is woody boozy aroma with roasted flavor. Taste is not as big as you'd think. Chocolate mainly and some bitterness. Creamy palate. Not bad but not too special.


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