Class V Stout - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by imagese:
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
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A- Medium viscosity pour of black with a 3 finger head that faded slowly, and hung around the edges and left pretty thick lacing
S- dry cocoa, plum, sugared almonds, faint hop bitterness, and a slight alcohol finish. Great smell to this beer. Not too sweet or bitter
T- chocolate with pine hop bitterness, but the chocolate is much more of the assault. Great roasted malt finish with the slightest touch of dark fruit sourness
M- Decent thickness, but the carbonation could be a tad lower. The smell and taste make you want to let this beer sit in your mouth to let all the aspects of this beer come out, but the carbonation cuts that short
D- Big winner here. I keep grabbing the glass and enjoying the smell and taste experience each time.
Going to let a few of these age to see how they do, but may be hard to not grab them and enjoy often
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2011 05:40:35 | More by imagese
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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.