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

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4.39/5
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113 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#959
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
113
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
3
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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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.

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4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Class X (Bourbon Barrel Aged Class V) from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 113 ratings
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