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

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 46
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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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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BHOBS

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-20-2011 04:02:24 | More by BHOBS
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outlaw1323

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-25-2014 00:56:30 | More by outlaw1323
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California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-15-2011 07:16:45 | More by yeahhhhhhrvca
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tbone1384

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-03-2012 13:59:07 | More by tbone1384
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furthurgone

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-15-2012 23:34:48 | More by furthurgone
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LaChupacabra

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-08-2012 04:29:58 | More by LaChupacabra
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California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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MrVonzipper

California

4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: nitro-tap

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

California

4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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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rtaps

California

4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had in nitro-tap at the citra DIPA release.

pitch black with a giant/thick tan head with great retention and lacing.

Has a very nice nose to it. coffee, chocolate. little of the bourbon.

Taste WOW huge flavors. the coffee is great accompanied with chocolate, nutty, brown sugar, bourbon(but not hot)

mouthfeel is great. EXTREMELY easy to drink. smooth,creamy. full bodied, viscous.

overall this beer is fantastic. so easy to drink. went up for the citra and didnt even end up ordering one on tap because of this.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-26-2011 05:28:59 | More by rtaps
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Sideswipe

California

4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewery.

A- Pitch black with a lovely half inch cap of beige foam. The head sticks around for awhile finally diminishing to a creamy tan coaster. Great lacing.

S- Huge bourbon presence accompanied by coffee and chocolate notes. Wow! This stuff smells amazing!

T- Bourbon and sweet malt up front followed by coffee, chocolate and caramel. Alcohol is present but not overpowering. The finish is semi-dry and sweet with a lingering chocolaty aftertaste. In a word; phenomenal!

M- Thick and chewy befitting a beer of this ilk. Super low carbonation adds a silky smooth creaminess. Superb.

O- Hands down one of the best BA stouts I've had the pleasure of tasting. Like a chocolate, bourbon cake in a glass. So smooth going down. ABV deceptively hidden. Really enjoying this one. Highly recommended!

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 00:51:01 | More by Sideswipe
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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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rand

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. 

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

10-07-2013 16:22:06 | More by kennbosco
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Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) from Kern River Brewing Company
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