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RATINGS: 804   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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3.7
ciaranc (1306) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2014
Draught @ Alfie Byrnes. Brown, black, not much head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt nose. Flavour is nice, milk chocolate, roast notes, whisky. Light enough, little carbonation. Long whisky finish.

3.5
Bule (2310) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Luma. Pours a thick black color with a bit of head. Overpowering bourbon barrel aroma and flavor. Some roasted malt flavors but a little too overpowered.

3.1
RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pitch black with a one-finger tan head, solid retention and nice lacing. Cocoa and roasted malt aromas give way to a pretty strong bourbon that yields to nothing. Chocolate malt sweetness accompanied by booziness of the bourbon. Hints of vanilla, coffee, and earthiness. Medium body, creamy but slightly watery mouthfeel, minimal carbonation, and a boozy finish.

4.5
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Aroma is subtle with hints of chocolate. Appearance is black like licorice with a nice tan head. Taste is very soft and malty with hints of chocolate and a little raisin. Leaves a clean after taste.

4.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Chose this one to mark my 10 year anniversary on Ratebeer and i was not disappointed. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large creamy dark tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was a lovely mix of sweet chocolate syrup, malted milk, vanilla and coconut. The flavor was malty and toasty with notes of vanilla, malted milk, chocolate syrup and coconut. Nicely complex yet subtle with no one element overwhelming. Long finish of chocolate, toasty malts and marshmallow. Silky smooth and creamy body. Absolutely lovely.

2.6
SNL (850) - - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, light Brown head. Very sweet Nose, notes of bourbon. Taste is dominantly bourbon, roasted malty finish. Soft carbonation.

2.4
Floorkill (28) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
One of the better stouts even though I am not a fan of the stout family. The taste grows on you ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
skortila (6009) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
650ml bomber, full 650 ml sample. The aroma is strong on vanilla, slight chocolate, roast. Seems clear, dark brown coloured beer with a thin, beige head. The taste is moderate bitter, slightly sweet, has bourbon/vanilla, some chocolate, dark fruity tones. When I had the first sips I was under the impression that I was drinking a BA IS. For a BA IS the beer is just too thin, but the strange thing was, it wasn’t bourbon all over. Then I had a better look at the bottle which explained; it is not a BA IS it’s a BA stout. And a pretty good one. Highly drinkable AND barrel aged. A truely good combination. I see lots of notes from people here that the beer is thin, well my thoughts at first side as well; but that’s exactly the point; it is a bomber you can actually finish without a stomach coming up. Great. We need more subtle barrel aged normal stouts.

3.7
CraftBeerNick (2974) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Keg at Beer Temple, 6th February 14. Good Bourbon notes on the nose, tastes smooth, nice balance of bourbon with the base beer, smooth and tasty

3.7
Habanero (4908) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown with an average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, mild coffee and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up more, dry with a hint of bitterness and alcohol notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent impy.


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