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Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel StoutAnderson Valley Brewing Company has an exclucsive relationship with Wild Turkey for used bourbon barrels and puts them to good use aging their Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout. It measures 6.9% alcohol by volume and 14 International bittering Units. The left over bourbon content of the barrels varies as does the intensity of the final product. The bourbon aromas from my current bottle are low but the glass does offer up vanilla, fig, dried fruit, brown sugar and hints of molasses. It pours deep dark brown with a thin light tan foam cap that is moderately persistent. The flavors come on creamy with mostly fruit, vanilla, dark sugars and a touch of tartness. There is just a touch of borubon. As it moves across the tongue dark biter chocolate emerges out of the background gaining a moderate prominence with a few coffee notes in the finish. The sour notes come from the barrel and they are stronger in this batch than others but they work well with the fruit. As the beer warms, more malt flavors come out. Anderson Valley Brewing Company Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout has a medium body and a very soft medium high carbonation. I rate this batch 91.

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