Class V Stout - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by rallison:
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pleasantly surprised by this one.
Nice tan head that leaves some lacing against a rich but not super thick black body.
Chocolate and light roast in the nose. This leads into a smooth, deceptively easy to drink imperial stout. Lots of soft chocolate, light roast, smooth coffee notes in the taste. Oats help to give this a luscious body. Not very complex, but very nice. I want to see more imperial stouts use some oats to soften the body like you see here. Light hop presence.
All in all, nicely done. Not amazing, but very pleasant and definitely something I would drink again.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2009 06:45:07 | More by rallison
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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.