Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout – Anderson Valley Brewing (Boonville, CA, USA)

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  • My Rating: B+

Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout – Anderson Valley Brewing, 6.9 ABV –1 pint 6 fl.oz., (Boonville, California, USA)

from ratebeer.com:

“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.”

  • Style: (Bourbon) Barrel Aged Stout
  • Taste: Smooth malted light-roast coffee toffee
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $12 (after 10% off) – 1 pint 6 fl.oz., September 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours ultra-dark brown/black with a decent sized dissipating head, a thin layer of retention, thin lacing, lots of steady streams when held up to the light.

Nose: mildly aromatic roasted malts with hints of fishiness/nuttiness. (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: oily light-thick silky-fizzy mouthfeel

Mid-palate: light tingly, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) dense lightly roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, coffee

Finish: airy, clean malty bittersweet coffee finish

Summary: A very clean and sippable stout without much sourness or jaggedness. High quality, but a little soft with the body and depth.