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Class V Stout - Kern River Brewing Company

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Class V StoutClass V Stout

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462 Ratings

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

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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.

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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.

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