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Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) - Kern River Brewing Company

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Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V)
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 47
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: juhl31 on 11-29-2010)
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aquazr1

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-01-2013 04:45:34 | More by aquazr1
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%

Black pour, mild beige head to it, but the minimal amount produced did have better than average retention. Nice barrel aroma, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. I'm guessing Heaven Hill.

Really easy to drink, the same flavors in the nose on the tongue. You get the warming feel, but not really the taste of high alcohol. Barrel flavors didn't overwhelm the substantial chocolate mouthfeel of the base version of this beer, well done. Better than almost every other bourbon barrel stout out there.

If you have the opportunity, go get your yum on with this beer.

11-25-2011 16:27:48 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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MrVonzipper

California

4.9/5  rDev +11.1%

Pitch black with huge khaki foamy head. Crazy amounts of perfect layered lacing after the epic retention.

Huge robust nose bursting with notes of coffee, chocolate, molasses, oak and mild bourbon.

Huge amazing flavor! Just Bursting flavor and perfectly balanced. Amazing coffee, molasses, bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel and light bourbon make up the close to if not perfect range and depth of flavor.

Full bodied yet lightened from the nitro, silky and creamy luscious mouth and carbonation.

Overall this is just an amazing beer. I was so glad I had a couple at the Citra release today. If I could only have this and Citra for the rest of my life to drink. I'd be a happy man!

11-26-2011 06:14:22 | More by MrVonzipper
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

04-02-2013 09:00:01 | More by AlexChillton
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California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

06-28-2014 13:01:26 | More by GRG1313
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California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-02-2013 06:00:16 | More by SirBentham
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n2185

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-17-2013 01:51:52 | More by n2185
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

10-15-2013 18:34:44 | More by HoldenDurden
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California

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DarthKostrizer

California

4.63/5  rDev +5%

Look: Black as night with a 1 inch head great retention and lacing

Smell: Oatmeal bourbon coffee and chocolate

Taste: Bourbon right up front almost to the point where it is too much but in the middle it mellows out perfectly and finishes with the perfect amount of oatmeal coffee bitter chocolate and vanilla. Great flavor

Mouthfeel: Full body low carbonation and a chaulky feel to it

Overall: Amazing BA stout one of the best that I have had. Very highly recommended well done Kern River

08-14-2011 23:54:38 | More by DarthKostrizer
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California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-02-2011 03:23:26 | More by VAbdoyan
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California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-31-2011 23:16:44 | More by beerdweeb
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California

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California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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rand

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Got this at obriens during San Diego Beer Week.

From tap to pint

A:  Jet black in appearance, almost no head, oily.

S:  Vibrant nose, plenty of spicy bourbon, joined by notes of wood, butter.   Ample alcohol in this one. 

T:  The bourbon is prominent, but the brew is well layered.  Chocolate, notes of licorice and burnt sugar are lightly detectable against the boozy profile.   Finishes buttery with a spicy alcohol warming.  

M:  Rich and creamy, but there's something about barrel-aging that breaks up the viscosity.   Highly drinkable complexion

Up there with the best of the barrel-aged stout.  Everything Kern River does is impressive, Class X is a must-try for any stout fan. 

01-14-2012 21:36:07 | More by rand
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California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Illinois

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California

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California

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Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) from Kern River Brewing Company
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