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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

404 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 86
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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Photo of GJ40
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

GJ40, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

CTJman, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

falc0n2600, Mar 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Keananmichael5, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

terranostra86, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Wolberjs, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

fthegiants, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Marco_Gtz, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Wowcoolman, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

MastaShonuf, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

CrazyDan, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

wiltznucs, Jan 29, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a mocha head.

S: Dark bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and coffee in the nose.

T: Holy shit. Bittersweet chocolate, Italian roast coffee, sweet roasted malt, milk chocolate. Delicious.

M: Full bodied and creamy smooth.

O: I want a barrel aged version of this… I ll leave it at that.

BierJager89, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

laxer8811, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

SirBentham, Nov 06, 2013
Class V Stout from Kern River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.