Anderson Valley Salted Caramel Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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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2.8
oobawa (1401) - 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 (14496) - 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 (6) - - JUN 16, 2017 does not count
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 (7668) - 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 (276) - 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!

3.5
NikkTwist (3223) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Draft at Bru Craft. Black pour with beige foam. Full taste but somewhat thin body. Salted caramel toffees but not too sweet. Hints of roasty/ashy notes. Not bad.

4.3
mjmoen (536) - - APR 10, 2017
B. Pours a black color with khaki head. I was worried about the "salted" part of the title because I’ve had beer that was too salty before. Caramel flavors, as promised.

3.8
Patersoi (165) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2017
Pours copper brown with dense honeycomb head. Soft mouth feel and sweet upfront. Lots going on. Oak, bourbon, apples, charcoal, maybe some banana. Balanced by some bitterness. The finish introduces vanilla to the whiskey taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2017
22oz bomber pours with a clear dark brown body that has deep ruby red hues and supports a dark tan head. The aroma offers up oak, booze and some bourbon as well as a thin chocolate to caramel like note. The taste delivers straight up soured red wine like tartness and then slivers of dark roasted malts, a salt note and a modest level of bourbon booze. The spired red wine character is not working here.

3.4
Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle.Pours a deep dark brown near black with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon and vanilla. Flavor of bourbon caramel, vanilla, chocolate and had a hint of salt.


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