Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by heterotopia:
4.9/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Kern River Brewery Co.'s Class V Oatmeal Stout aged for 5 years in 12 year old bourbon barrels. It takes 10 minutes to pour this specialty beer at the brewery.
A: The head was thick, creamy and vanilla colored. The drink itself was espresso black. It looked beautiful in the goblet it was served in.
S: It smelled of melted bitter chocolate, oak, coffee bean and bourbon.
T: Once the drink warmed and the head settled, I drank it. Flavors of milk chocolate, dark roasted coffee, oak -- the accents of bourbon was very prominent. The ABV stands at a solid 10%, but was hardly noted. Classic malt profile nicely balanced with a bitter finish.
M: It's a medium to heavy full-bodied drink. Carbonation was virtually non-existent, but this is due to aging, which is a characteristic of any aged beer -- keep that in mind.
O: I'm not a fan of stouts, especially the oatmeal variety, but the brewery makes Bourbon Barrel Stout available only every couple of months and they run out of it quickly. It was required drinking, but I enjoyed it greatly. Not my favorite style of beer, but I can appreciate an amazingly well made representation of it.
A stout lover would cream over this drink.
Serving type: on-tap
06-17-2011 23:31:59 | More by heterotopia
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Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) from Kern River Brewing Company
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