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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

462 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 93
Gots: 82 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2007

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".
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Photo of Catracho5
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a Samuel Smith glass

A: Pitch black with a tan creamy head, no light coming through when held up, not a whole lot of carbonation, lots of lacing, looks really good.

A: Big coffee aromas, chocolate, picking up the hops, smells really good.

T: Coffee, chocolate, hop bitterness, roasted malts, taste really good. Very drinkable for 8.5% ABV. Warms really nice, the hop bitterness mellows out as it warms.

M: Creamy smooth mouthfeel.

O: I really like this stout, has a lot going on, coffee and chocolate aroma and flavors, creamy smooth mouthfeel, this would be world class if the hop bitterness was toned down, otherwise this is an outstanding Double Stout. If you love stouts, this is definitely worth a try.

Photo of hickmancase
4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Damned good stuff makes me happy

Photo of Wayne17
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

Class V Stout from Kern River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.