Anderson Valley Salted Caramel Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged for 6 months in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, our Salted Caramel is woody and slightly sweet with notes of vanilla and coconut. It’s smooth with a medium-light body and mouthfeel and a light banana/fruit aroma. There’s some caramel and peanut brittle flavors but not cloying or overpowering.

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3.8
commonmac (1349) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Served up on tap at Easy Slider in Dallas with blonderedhead. Pint glass. Cola brown color with a substantial tan head. Nose is traditional porter elements with toasted nutty characteristics and baked caramel/toffee. Taste carries the caramel notes through but seems to underdeliver on the salted component. Subtle sweetness. Roasted nut and malt coming through. Overall it falls slightly short of the expectation driven by the name but I would drink it again. Syrupy mouthfeel. Worth a sample.

2.8
weitz15 (601) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Thick dark pour, white head. Malted caramel aroma. Flavor is a bit metallic.

3.3
bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Poured from the bomber into an English Pint glass. Aroma is roasty with some sweet notes and chocolate. Flavor is roasty with some dark fruit and smoky notes. There's some other notes present but not really picking up on any caramel or much from the bourbon either. Medium bodied with a long finish. Decent but not quite what I expected.

3
DuffMan (10732) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Hoff. Dark brown with amber highlights, beige head. Sweet caramel and cocoa profile, very sweet, without any real barrel traits. Fairly full bodied, but just too sweet for me in the end.

3.7
Iznogud (4517) - CROATIA - AUG 13, 2017
On tap at the Lama Dog, Santa Barbara. Pours dark brown with small beige head. Nice, caramel, toffee, nuts, some vanilla, bourbon, sweet. Medium bodied. Maybe lacking a bit of complexity.

2.8
oobawa (1804) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2017
A bit thin and mild to be going up for barrel aging, but, to be honest, I’m hard-pressed to pick up any Wild Turkey notes anyway. Mostly bittersweet chocolate, some dark, slightly metallic raisin and apricot notes underneath, with a hint of salt and roasted malt on the fade. Not picking up bourbon at all, nor oak, and the caramel’s a subtle accent at the most. Watery feel doesn’t help. Tiny hint of bourbon on the nose mixes with chocolate. Brown pour with red around the edges and slight beige head, no lacing. Can’t believe this bomber was $11.

2.9
djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2017
On tap at Conservatory. Pours a dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is caramel, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Medium body, wood, tobacco, caramel, boozy finish, decent.

3.3
mjjmhays (12) - - JUN 16, 2017
Foamy head is not that great in taste. Nice, dark coloring. Bourbon taste is stronger than the caramel taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
BuckeyeBoy (8656) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2017
22oz bottle pours out dark brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is nice chocolate silky caramel and some bourbon barrel vanilla. Taste is more of a nice bourbon barrel notes light sweet chocolate and caramel.

3.5
unclefrito62 (355) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2017
10 ounce sniffer. Draft Flying Saucer. Charlotte, N.C. Pitch Black Beige head Little bit of film on glass. Light hint of bourbon. Medium mouth fill. Pretty smooth. Overall pretty interesting The bourbon is not quite my style, but I like!


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