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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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BA SCORE
97
world-class

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 11.31%
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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4/5  rDev -9.5%

zenithberwyn, Sep 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

drewone, Sep 24, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -10%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Dan25D, Feb 11, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Sean9689, Feb 01, 2012
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AgentZero, Jan 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
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. 

rand, Jan 14, 2012
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Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) from Kern River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.