Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) - Kern River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
3.95/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks, to a good friend in CA. Poured into Darkness tulip.
A - Pours basically flat, a bubble here and there, looks like motor oil.
S - Vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, and light booze. It's lacking at roast that I normally love in my BA stouts, but the base beer doesn't have much roast either. Very sweet and enjoyable.
T - Burnt sugars, chocolate brownies, smooth booze, light oak. Again, very sweet but still enjoyable...not sure if I like this more then the base beer, Class V.
M - Light body, light carbonation, creamy finish.
O - A solid BA stout, but not as great as I was expecting. Would definitely have it again, if offered, but I wouldn't actually seek this one out again. Good, not great.
Serving type: growler
02-01-2012 15:55:03 | More by Sean9689
3.98/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
On tap at Far Bar in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, marshmallows, wood, and bourbon. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but the mouthfeel is pretty lacking in my opinion.
Serving type: on-tap
09-23-2012 06:23:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.03/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Toronados
A: Black with a nice 1 finger light brown head.
S: Some nice hints of bourbon, dark chocolate, cocoa powder and some hints of black licorice.
T: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, some faint coffee, vanilla and some bourbon. To me it feels like it could use a bit more aging in the bourbon barrels. As is, I like the standard Class V better.
Serving type: on-tap
11-13-2011 04:41:41 | More by notchucknorris
4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
From 06/04/11 notes. Big thanks to nimbleprop for sharing this rarity; thanks Mac. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Label says bottle #204, no idea how many were made.
a - Pours a dark brown color with no real carbonation evident and no head. Looks like it might be flat unfortunately.
s - Smells of bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, roasted malts, oak, and light, sweet caramel. Smell is really nice, though a bit strong on the booze. Personally I like that, but I think with some more time this could be even better.
t - Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, oak, vanilla, alcohol, light sweet fruit. Taste is great; while the bourbon is still strong, I love it in the taste and the vanilla helps a lot. Again, I really enjoy this but think with some more time it could be even better.
m - Medium to full body and no carbonation. Some alcohol warmth but pretty smooth. Would have liked some carbonation though.
o - Overall I think this was a good beer that could be great. Unfortunately there was no carbonation which hurt it, and while I think the nose and taste were both very good, I think it was still a little hot. With some more time on this bottle and some carbonation it could have been oustanding, but instead it was good.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2011 17:22:19 | More by mdfb79
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured on-tap at the brewery in Kernville into a wide-mouthed goblet. The waitress informed us that they have placed a 20oz limit on the beer per customer in order to lengthen it's stay on tap. The beer is dark black with a thick, 2 inch cream colored head. Heavy bourbon and sweet smell on the nose. Initial tastes are heavy on the bourbon, with a sour mash initial flavor, followed by the sweetness of brown sugar. There are vanilla undertones present on the finish. The beer has a more rounded and full body than the Class V Stout. The beer is surprisingly smooth despite the heavy flavors. This is a very well balanced beer, taking into account the ABV, the strong flavors, and the body. This is an easy beer to drink for bourbon fans and beer fans alike!
Serving type: on-tap
12-20-2010 07:01:18 | More by GarthDanielson
Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) from Kern River Brewing Company
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