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RATINGS: 790   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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
uhclem (422) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Since Wild Turkey is a permanent part of my ice fishing and camping gear, I was really looking forward to trying this out. Beautiful coffee-colored pour with a latte head and good lacing. Spectacular nose of bourbon, oak and chocolate. Taste recapitulated the nose and added malt and a tiny hint of fruit. Mouthfeel was a big disappointment. Everything about this stout set me up for a hearty "chewy" mouthfeel but ended up thin and watery. A pity. This had a lot going for it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (498) - - JAN 5, 2014
White head, nice carbonation. Not much smell. Salmiak and subtile tastes of coffee, green apple, caramel and well bourbon barrel. Not to dry and not so bitter. Good one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with tan film. A: chocolate malt, vanilla, oak, booze. T: same, but more subdued. Watery, weak. Eh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
t8dd (46) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is strange to me for the style. Lots of vanilla, caramel, toffee on the nose. Poured jet black with an inch thick light tan head that dissipated quickly. Taste is exactly like the nose, vanilla, caramel, toffee. Didnt get much roasted malt and seemed a little light for a stout. Finish just drops out. Decent but not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber. Pours jet black with a one finger light tan had that settles to a fairly thick ring around the top of the beer. Pretty good lacing on the sides of the glass and some splotchiness on top. Bourbon is really smacks you in the face in the aroma with the vanilla character being prominent. Wood underlies this along with dark chocolate. Lots of vanilla and wood char in the taste almost as if a shot of bourbon has been dropped into the beer. There is more roast and coffee evident here compared to the aroma along with dark chocolate. Moderate bitterness and a bit of a watery mouthfeel leads to a sticky finish. Overall, this beer has a lot going for it but I feel like it just lacks the body to be great. Everything starts out good but kind of craps out midway through. I would get this again, though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3527) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, light beige head, with extensive lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 30) body....nose is light bourbon, light coffee, hints of cocoa, minimal hops....taste is light bourbon, hints of cocoa, very light toffee, wisps of vanilla, leading to a slightly sweet cola tone with light bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, slightly sticky, carbonation low. This is a very light Stout. All aromas and flavors were relatively light. The result is a nicely balanced but surprisingly light beer. Some aspects are almost cola like. BJCP 7/3/14/3/6

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aethien (48) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Very black with a coffee coloured head that leaves some nice lacing. Lots of roastiness with a nice coffee kick. Not a whole lot of wood or bourbon in the flavour and it lacks the impact and depth of flavour Ive come to expect from bourbon barrel stouts. It gets a little bonus points for being easy to drink and very smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2013
on tap at the Yardhouse. Great tasting stout, pitch black pour with a brown head. Roasted malts with some chocolate and coffee tones. Boozy on this one with a hint of wood. Very smooth drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (603) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2014 Rating for draft: 4 4 5 6 10 (Overall 2,3) Guest tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Nice body, black in color with a nice grey-white head. Aromas of strong bourbon and some nits ok oak. Bourbon in the taste, maybe some chocolate or coffee?? (not sure..), bourbon in the aftertaste too! Medium bodied but not a stout!!! Re-rating from bottle:7 4 8 3 16 (Overall 3,8) Aroma was a lot nicer, chocolate came out clear, with the bourbon and vanilla notes still there. Taste is great, bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, some plums, some alcohol notes. A lot better than the draft one, and really drinkable!!

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
calm_dreamer (160) - GREECE - DEC 29, 2013
Black body with a nice hear. Taste, aroma and aftertaste are only of bourbon with a slight hint of chocolate. Very unbalanced beer.


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