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RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keysersoze79 (35) - zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Drank from the bottle, very smooth bourbon barrel Stout. Strong bourbon aroma, tastes stronger than it is, very good drink!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenL8 (150) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2017
This is a very interesting barrel aged stout. Aroma is very sour, very bretty. Makes it a rather funky affair. Very complex and interesting though, the Bourbon barrel is really very noticeable, also gives nice vanilla note. Medium body. Flavour is malty, quite sweet, lots of vanilla and bourbon flavours. Almost not sour compared to aroma. Not a very long finish, but a roasty vanilla taste remains. Weird but nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3855) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle shared with Erica and Ben in December. Almost black with light brown head. Quite some bourbon, red berries, light chocolate, chalky, soft spices, vanilla, sweet malts, light roasted malts. Medium sweet, light bitter and sour. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6371) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, wood, and bourbon. Taste of roast, vanilla, dark fruits, wood, and light bourbon in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (1423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle at home with Caressa, Apollo, and the wife. Creamy brown head over a nearly black pour. The aroma is vanilla, butterscotch, milk chocolate, light smoke. Light bodied and thin. Smoky malt with faint bourbon notes. Solid, but somehow underwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (819) - Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2017
From a bomber in a snifter. Pours slightly ruby black. Aroma is light bourbon essence. Flavor is amazingly light bodied for anything with Bourbon Barrel in its name or any Stout. No coffee or bitter flavors. Just smooth roasted malt with a touch of bourbon. Very nice. Its like [Generic sought after bourbon barrel Imperial Stout] Light!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (744) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 5, 2017
Black body, light brown head. Aroma full of dark chocolate, syrup, bitter berries. Flavour has chocolate, wood, some smoke, syrup.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1543) - Beckley, USA - JAN 3, 2017
on tap at the Yardhouse at Palisades Mall in Nyack, NY; black color; roasted malt aroma with mild bourbon notes; smooth, roasted malt flavor with nice bourbon notes that really come through in the finish; also hints of oak

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2803) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2016
As much as Im tired of such beers, I enjoyed this. It was not a punch in the mouth. Nice balanced sweetness, semidry at finish with notes of coffee and dark chocolate, some roast. The bourbon element was fairly restrained, mostly a hint of whiskey in the nose, just a bit of vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (3219) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 15, 2016
On tap at cerveteca lisboa portugal. Dark dark color. Medium beige head. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is roasted, chocolate, raspberries, smoke, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, light coffee.


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