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Drift Wood - Kane Brewing Company

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Drift Wood
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90
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: claspada on 09-21-2012)
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

01-28-2014 17:43:40 | More by xnicknj
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Kane driftwood

A - Pours a deep opaque brown, very close to black. It looks very close to a stout. 2 fingers worth of bubbly light tan foam on top which quickly fizzles out.

S - the oak/wood character is very apparent. Notes of sawdust, tree bark, and browned butter upfront. Notes of cocoa, bakers chocolate and dark bread. Hints of vanilla hang lightly in the background.

T - pumpernickel bread. Buttery character enters slowly after. Grainy, malty character throughout. Hints of vanilla at the backend while the finish is fairly chocolaty.

M - medium bodied. Medium carb, fairly bubbly.

O - a nice rendition on a well done brown ale. I really enjoy how the wood character comes through. Paired very well with a toblerone.

Serving type: growler

02-23-2014 14:35:30 | More by Teleweizen2
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RollTide7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-15-2014 21:46:47 | More by RollTide7
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-09-2014 02:14:05 | More by WDJersey
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-31-2014 17:57:40 | More by CTJman
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Durge

Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found at the Tap Room at the Somerset Hills Hotel in Warren, New Jersey this distinctive brown ale shows a solid, deep black-brown color with a modest off-white (vaguely light tan) colored cover with a solid ring around the edges of the glass and decent waves of lacing left in retreat. The aroma offers a nice bourbon/courvoisier over tobacco malt and peat peachy fruit. Very complex but hard to define. The flavor brings out big oatmeal malt with a decided vegetable grapefruit counter that blends nicely into the bourbon-grass qualities that you anticipate. This is pretty well constituted with a medium-full body that has mellow carbonation for a silky feel that suits this intense brown ale. It suggests a higher ABV than noted but it goes down just fine with great flavor for those that appreciate the bourbon qualities. I'm not typically a big fan of bourbon beer concoctions but this one is done very well and serves as a great introduction to this New Jersey brewer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2014 03:58:35 | More by Durge
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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MadCat

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice dark brown / black color, good tan head, leaves some lacing

Smell: Oak, vanilla, roasted malts

Taste: Some nice barrel character and oak up front, vanilla, theres really mellowed out roasted malts, some caramely malts. Lots of depth to this flavor, but some real good smooth mellowness from the barrel aging

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, low to medium carbonation

Overall: Fantastic. Best barrel aged beer I have had so far. Also appreciate that it is a normal abv beer being barrel aged, doesn't have any boozy character, and is well rounded

Serving type: growler

01-21-2014 02:48:34 | More by MadCat
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New Jersey

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themind

New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Amazing brew! this may be one of the all time greats for drinkability regarding bourbon barrel aged beers. Beer pours a subtle head, has a wonderful aroma and the taste is amazing! subtle yet recognizable bourbon notes tease the palate as the brown ale base beer holds strong. This brew was a big surprise and I would purchase it again for sure.

Bottom line: great brew!

Serving type: growler

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

One day, hopefully in the not-too-distant future, the fad of bourbon barrel aging having passed on finally, select breweries will revive the vintage process, painstakingly nurturing already tried-and-true recipes through daily samplings, racking at the moment of perfect harmony, achieving heavenly balance... One day...

Had this on tap at "best of Philly" Pour House in Westmont, NJ. Final visit before leaving South Jerz as a resident for the last time.

Truly, I can tell there's a decent brown ale at the base of this, however, as it went along, it became a tannin bomb of historic proportions. My taste buds still feel raked 30 min after the final gulp.

Strangely, the lion's share of the bourbon flavor I tasted was in the very first sip. A brief burst of it atop the mildly caramel-kissed chocolate cookie malts. It was a rather quick decent into the abyss of stave-licking after that.

Balance - that's all I ask for. Having this potentially fine brown ale's complexity enhanced with a subtle background note of sweet bourbon would have been a treat. 6 months may be a tad too long, hoss. Might wanna dial it back a few notches. Shoot me an email when that happens.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2014 06:11:28 | More by Bouleboubier
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The liquid chocolate arrives with a modest khaki head that leaves copious amounts of lacing behind

Smell: Caramel and chocolate with a hint of Bourbon

Taste: The caramel and chocolate opening is followed up by some oak and vanilla tones; the Bourbon arrives in the finish along with a hint of nuts

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; very creamy

Overall: Just an impressive job with a low ABV barrel-aged beer; extraordinary balance and creamy mouthfeel

Serving type: on-tap

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Drift Wood from Kane Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.