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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

415 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 89
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
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:
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".

(Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2007)
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

dkw0063, Tuesday at 04:50 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

rdooley, Oct 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

pwogle, Oct 12, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

rawfish, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

sjmad23, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

LanePerson, Oct 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

chadwicktorres, Oct 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jpd7374, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

PG2G, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

dagubna, Sep 16, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

ssgunbond, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Big_Dave, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jaredkc889, Sep 14, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

Modernrickk, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

wethorseblanket, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

22 oz Bomber.When you open this brew up the first thing you notice is the great smell of it.Solid ABV of 8.5 and the different flavors you taste,Just outstanding.Poured this into a 20 oz Firestone glass and let the party begin.Cranked up the Cars on the bose sounddock and we were in high gear.Good stout that I will revisit.Give it a try.Motley Drunk out.

Motleydrunk56, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Christopher_Short, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Obsidian, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

mhksuccess, Aug 29, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

pours very dark brown. head is frothy and coffee hued.

rich roasty aromas. a decent amount of bitter chocolate. mild vanilla notes that sometimes work their way into stouts.

tastes slick. a dry roast is the dominate flavor of this stout. a little bit of char in there too. acrid roast into the finish. cigar flavor too.

thick coating mouthfeel on a decent sized stout.

not too shabby. good stout. easy drinking for the ABV.

Jimmys, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

77apm, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

SweetChicken, Aug 14, 2014
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Class V Stout from Kern River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.