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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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93 Ratings
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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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Washington

2.5/5  rDev -43.3%

03-31-2014 00:02:23 | More by yeaprolly
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California

3/5  rDev -32%

11-16-2011 08:54:41 | More by RichBeer
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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

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

09-24-2012 03:53:16 | More by drewone
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California

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

11-04-2013 21:55:16 | More by Smarty_Pints
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California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

06-28-2014 13:01:26 | More by GRG1313
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Keananmichael5

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

08-18-2014 21:40:04 | More by Keananmichael5
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EB1

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

10-27-2013 03:41:01 | More by EB1
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SandyPeterson310

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

12-03-2012 03:47:17 | More by SandyPeterson310
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kmanjohnson

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-07-2014 22:55:40 | More by kmanjohnson
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -15%

03-08-2012 18:52:06 | More by MasterSki
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

10-14-2013 18:44:36 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

02-01-2012 15:55:03 | More by Sean9689
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -9.8%

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.

09-23-2012 06:23:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

06-03-2013 20:06:00 | More by brotherloco
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StoutFest

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-18-2012 05:24:37 | More by StoutFest
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-27-2011 05:30:08 | More by CelticAleMan
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zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-27-2012 12:43:19 | More by zenithberwyn
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ColonelW

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-13-2012 11:41:04 | More by ColonelW
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notchucknorris

California

4.03/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

11-13-2011 04:41:41 | More by notchucknorris
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mdfb79

New York

4.05/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

06-09-2011 17:22:19 | More by mdfb79
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -5.9%

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!

12-20-2010 07:01:18 | More by GarthDanielson
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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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Rckmo10

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2012 20:26:16 | More by Rckmo10
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crobinso

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-16-2013 02:32:48 | More by crobinso
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Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) from Kern River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.