Class V Stout - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by SupaCelt:
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is brown with a table sawed finger of cocoa coloured heading that plummets lickity split. Some spatters of lacing hang themselves out to dry.
The nose is dry and roasty toasty chocolate. Slight milky cream on the end. Some peanut shell and a dab of coffee grounds. Slightly grainy. Pleasant.
The taste is mild and dry and very American appropriate. Very low sweetness. The flavors are enjoyable and easily handled. The alcohol percentage is very well masked. The nose and flavor are nearly identical. Chocolate and roasted tones with some coffee grounds. A dash of creaminess. Fluffy to dry and bitter.
The mouthfeel is a hefty medium. It is dry enough to feel less than heavy.
Overall this is a solid number. The most striking aspect is how well the alcohol content is covered up by the mild and well defined flavors. This beer just gets more and more delicious as the bottle wears on and the temperature slowly warms. This is another trade extra that I am sad to see go empty. Very nice.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2011 05:53:47 | More by SupaCelt
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4.08/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cheers to Bilco for sharing this
Review from notes, 4/18/14
Appearance: Dark brown - pours with a large, fluffy, light tan head, leaves some nice sheets of lacing
Smell: Big chocolate, big malts, and some nice hops - chocolate malts, dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, and some milk chocolate - lightly toasted, roasted malts - some citrus as well, and the hops interact well with the chocolate
Taste: Big chocolate, but not in excess - a variety of chocolate flavors, with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, cocoa, and Tootsie rolls - some lactose sweetness - burnt, roasty malts, as well as caramel malts - lightly sweet - finishes with some caramel, light sweetness, and roastiness
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body - very smooth, nicely carbonated - a big beer, but it's somewhat easy to drink, clean finish
Overall: Maybe not a V overall, but nice
Kern River makes some killer IPAs. And apparently they can make a stout, too. This was even more interesting than I had imagined, with some nice chocolate, roast, and burnt flavors.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2014 06:33:18 | More by angrybabboon
Class V Stout from Kern River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.