Reading another post thought there was someone with the same problem but it seems I'm "unique" in my situation. Having an issue where despite having the parameter of stack=off as part of bars(), Kibana is indeed stacking a bar graph. The "green" is the much lesser value yet it's on top of the blue leading to believe green has a larger value despite, again, it's being told to disable stacking. Any insight/thoughts?
For future searches/reference to similar problems, nreese on github caught the error. Knowing stack was a boolen value (yes/no, off/on, true/false), it's a literal true/false and nothing else is accepted. So should be stack=false to stop kibana from stacking. This issue is resolved.