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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
MonsterMagnet (1683) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle at SMX bottle share, pours dark brown with a beige head. Chocolate, bourbon, wood, some tobacco. A bit thin (not surprising given the abv), ok.

3.6
Iznogud (4991) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2018
Bottle, 650 ml, courtesy of Max. Shared with him and JFK10000. Pours black with medium beige head. Some bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, bitterish finish. Smooth. Seems a bit thin to support the barrel. Soft carbonation. Medium bodied.

3.8
ciocanelu (3197) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 28, 2018
Dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma had nice toffee, butterscotch and dried dates with a light fruit acidity. Taste follows with toffee and dried fruits, really well integrated but it fades towards the finish and doesn't linger too much. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. Really nice aroma but the low ABV doesn't support the flavor too well and overall feels kind of watery.

3.6
jbuzz (844) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2018
Very rich sent on first taste Rich deep slightly alcoholic slight hops chocolate earthy taste slight chocolate and malt with a hint of dark fruits

3.5
janubio (1002) - SPAIN - JAN 24, 2018
Black colour, small off-white head with medium retention. Creamy compact lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, dried fruits. Medium body, sticky texture, normal carbonation. Taste of chocolate, coffee, caramel, red and dried fruits. To be barrel aged, IMO, it lacks of some more punch and graduation is too low.

3.5
hrabren (2044) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2017 0.65 l bottle shared with Goran the Pilot and Višnja 666. As Bourbon Barrel Stout. Black, off-white to beige head. Barrel in the aroma. Malts and light peat. Whiskey. Dry, wood and ash. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

4.1
miloszd (83) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2017 roasty, spruce, basement aromas, leather, earthy, clove, cooked vegetables, vanilla, woody, lactic fermented polish cucumber, black, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, umami, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, abrupt finish,

3.4
KevinReddirt (248) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Acquired on a wing and a prayer, no experience with Anderson Valley. The bomber delivers a dark reddish-brown body and a slender, light brown top. I take a full smell. Caramel, grain, malt. On to a drink. Hmm, not what I anticipated. Lightly stout-like, vanilla, toffee and some astringency. A decent bitterness concluding. But far from a high level stout.

3.3
Smithld1 (381) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Pint, alehouse hawaii. Not bad. I didn't get any whisky taste but very serviceable stout. Not a classic as not much depth but worth a couple of pints.

2.6
Travlr (26948) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2017
Draft at Haberdish. Dark brown color small head. Boozy whiskey aroma. Taste is mostly booze. Pretty boozy stuff.


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