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Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout - Anderson Valley Brewing Co. - 95 Rating

Responses from Anderson Valley brewmaster Fal Allen.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
The Wild Turkey IS the Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrels – so the answer is the same plus the idea to put the Barney Flats into Wild Turkey whiskey barrels, which was our owner Trey White’s idea.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
The smooth silky mouthfeel. The chocolate, vanilla & coconut flavors that the bourbon barrel adds to the Barney Flats.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
We use Wild Turkey barrels exclusively for this beer – so the name seemed like a natural.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
No, although I Love this beer and it is one of my favorites for both drinking and cooking, it is a bit more robust than I would want as my only beer on a hot desert island.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Smooth roast, chocolate & vanilla with bourbon overtones, hint of oak (yep, 11 words again.)

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
This beer makes the most awesome vanilla ice cream float (Check out the end of this video.)

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
WTBBS pairs really well with meat, especially roasted meats or BBQ and they pair well with chocolate or desserts.