- My Rating: B+
Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout – Anderson Valley Brewing, 6.9 ABV –1 pint 6 fl.oz., (Boonville, California, USA)
“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.