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

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Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
kernriverbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by juhl31 on 11-29-2010

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Ratings:
113
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drink this before you die

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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!

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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.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Never had any previous batches, but I was blown away by this beer. I hope it makes it's way into bottles. Marshmallow, chocolate macaroon goodness! The mouthfeel is unreal on this one..

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Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) from Kern River Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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