Kern River Brewing Class V Stout is a smooth brew. I made it a point to try more stouts as I got away from them for some time now. I went in looking for some bourbon barrel stouts and saw this gem. I have tried Just Outstanding IPA by Kern River Brewing and they make some quality brews. I knew this Stout will not disappoint, I picked up the last one they had in stock along with other craft brews and was on my way. It pours a nice dark brown color with a tan head. I tasted hints of chocolate but not to over whelming, goes down smooth. I went back the next day to pick up some more and was informed that it was a limit one per person. God it sucks when that happens.
Kern River Brewing Co. describes this Stout as: This non-traditional beer is an Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout and an Imperial Stout all in one. With a complex flavor profile ranging from coffee to chocolate, the sweetness is complemented with Chinook and Cascade hops to produce an extraordinary finish. But at 8.5% ABV, don’t let the smooth taste fool you; this beer is like the Kern at high water – “Not for the Timid”.