Class V Stout - Kern River Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-08-2014 06:33:18 | More by angrybabboon
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
Poured little-by-little from a 22 oz bottle into a 6 oz stemless goblet. Very dark, basic black, with milk chocolate and fair but not really clinging lacing. Aroma is dark roast malt, a little coffee and chocolate, and mild hops. Flavor is coffee, dark roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, and nicely balanced hops. Mouthfeel is medium full with fair carbonation, but not too much. Overall this is a very good to outstanding stout. Not my favorite, but a great one!
03-29-2014 03:21:36 | More by Dsimenson
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
Sampled from a 22oz bottle in my DFH snifter. Thanks surge1311!
A - Black with no light and a small but sturdy tan head. Clings to the glass nicely.
S - Hot chocolate and coffee notes.
T - Dark chocolate with roasted malt in the middle and a lingering bitterness from hops and roasted malt. Solid.
M - A moderate consistency. Could be thicker. Well behaved carbonation.
O - A solid and reliable IS.
03-19-2014 16:56:24 | More by GJ40
Class V Stout from Kern River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.