Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) - Kern River Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) from Kern River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.