Monday, July 28, 2014

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Boont Barl

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Anderson Valley Brewing Company Boont Barl - Bourbon Barrel Aged Amber Ale - Malt Beverage Aged 6 Months In Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrels.

I picked up this beer at CRAFT Beer & Wine in Alameda, CA (here).  This place has a great selection – check it out!

From the Anderson Valley Brewing Company website: “What began with our flagship Boont Amber Ale and a passion for experimentation has become a unique addition to our Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Barl Series. The six month aging process in third-use Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels imparts flavors of coconut and vanilla and subtle bourbon aromas that are enhanced by a noticeable oak character in the finish. A great accompaniment to fine meals or to be enjoyed on its own, Boont Barl is a truly sessionable barrel-aged beer with finesse.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a murky amber with a large off-white head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, toasted malts, vanilla and very slight oak and bourbon scents.
Taste: Follows the nose with caramel, toasted malts, toffee, vanilla and very slight oak barrel and bourbon flavors.
Overall: Sweet and lighter than any bourbon barrel-aged beer I’ve had, Anderson Valley Brewing Company Boont Barl truly is a sessionable barrel-aged beer. At 6% ABV I could drink this all night. Very enjoyable.


Mark Harvey

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  1. Yibe, horn dubs or thribs Boont Barl and shy the high gittin', bahl hornin' Mark!

  2. I stopped in yesterday on my way home from Fort Bragg - picked up some beer and a sweatshirt for my wife. Wanted to buy a work shirt, but there was no size "L" in stock. Drank a lot of your fine beverages while on vacation - dubs an thribs! Cheers!