Class V Stout - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by jeff1973:
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Bruery tulip. Got from Farmer's Harvest (Huntington Beach, CA) for $4.89.
A - Black, opaque. Tan head leaves really good lacing.
S - Roasted malt, bitter chocolate, earthy, slight bit of cherries.
T - Smooooth!!! I know that is not a taste, but it is the first thing I noticed. Cherry Kool-aid (not sweet though and in a good way), bitter chocolate, then a nice bitter roasted malt and dries out nicely (I am assuming from the good amout of hops). Well balanced.
M - Medium carbonation. Medium low body. Creates a very smooth beer.
D - Medium high and dangerously so! Goes down way too easy for a 8.5%ABV beer.
Great beer. Great taste. Great drinkability. Great price!! My new "go to" stout.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2011 04:28:35 | More by jeff1973
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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.