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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

445 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 93
Gots: 74 | 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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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.31/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured into a TeKu glass, Class V pours an opaque black with a frothy head of tan foam that sticks around for the duration of the beer. Webs of thick lacing cling to the glass with each sip.

S - Rich notes of sweet cocoa, medium roast, mild coffee, and star anise. A faint leafy hop presence lingers in the background. Some phenols from the high alcohol content surface as the beer warms. A classic imperial stout aroma.

T - The taste is very sweet at first, but a pronounced roasty character quickly balances it. Bitter-sweet cocoa and coffee are the prevalent flavors. A mild hop presence provides some nice leafy bitterness. The 8.5% ABV imparts noticeable heat on the lasting, roasty finish.

M - The texture is thick, rich, lush, and velvety smooth. Chewy and viscous as well, with just enough carbonation to prevent it from being overly heavy.

O - A quintessential imperial stout. Intensely rich flavors and aromas coupled with incredible drinkability. Seek this one out.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Damned good stuff makes me happy

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Class V Stout from Kern River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.