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Class V Stout - Kern River Brewing Company

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Class V StoutClass V Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

465 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 93
Gots: 83 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2007

River rapids are rated by a numeral system. Class V is the most difficult level rapid that can be negotiated.

This non-traditional beer is an Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout and an Imperial Stout all in one. With a complex flavor profile ranging from coffee to chocolate, the sweetness is complemented with Chinook and Cascade hops to produce an extraordinary finish. But at 8.5% ABV, don't let the smooth taste fool you; this beer is like the Kern at high water - "Not for the Timid".
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Ratings: 465 | Reviews: 196
Photo of walterfredo
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ipaguy516
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a Bomber into my Yeti Stout glass (I Believe)
A: Pours a deep dark black with a finger or so of fluffy tan head. Great lacing
S - Coffee and chocoloate. There is a hint of the hops in the nose.
T - First sip is tons of chocolate. But the taste is very complex with chocolate, coffee and licorice. The burnt coffee is the taste that lingers.
M: This beer is chewy. It is thick and complex with a great mouthfeel.
O: When I think of Kern River I think of IPAs. However, this is an excellent Stout that just might change my impressions. An excellent stout that I would be glad to have again.

Photo of Teen-o
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thereal_adam
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hardy008
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigBlueShep
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigJohnShow
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed the Charcoal taste. Can't wait to get another one when it is available.

Photo of jooler
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There is little to no head. Smell is of a black ipa. Smells of dominate hops. Initial taste is grainy with a whole lot of coffee smacking you in the face. Not really any chocolate in there. It is kind of like modern times black house but more crisp

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mbeerdino21
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

beautiful chocolate-y head on top of ultra-dark brown.
beautiful aroma of chocolate, coffee, sweet roasts...
taste follows the aroma with some added bitterness with the hops. so smooth and rich. it does taste like an oatmeal stout and a milk stout....

Photo of tbryan5
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toothirsty
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MLDucky
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eternal218
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buzz3d
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dirtyhalos
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Class V Stout from Kern River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.