First Anniversary Three-Hundred-Sixty-Five - Kane Brewing Company

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

70% Belgian Style Dark Ale % 30% Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels.

(Beer added by: claspada on 09-21-2012)
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look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm so disappointed in this beer. It was hyped as a limited release and I was really excited about the stout being aged in a bourbon barrel cask with a hint of cherry, chocolate flavor. The issue is it is TOO carbonated.
It does taste terrific and gives a nice buzz, but the over carbonation doesn't allow me to truly appreciate what I think would be a terrific taste. If they can calm the bubbles down, this beer is a 5. Right now, the best I can do is 3.5.

I'm going to leave it out in the open, which hopefully, will allow the bubbles to go away.

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AKA, Three Hundred Sixty-Five
70% Belgian Style Dark Ale & 30% Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels
$12.99 for a bomber, December 2012.

Black body with a two finger Cafe Ole colored head that lingers to some extent throughout the drinking experience. You can see an over-abundance of carb bubbles on the side of the glass, which gives rise to the thick, pillowy head.

Definitely coffee forward on the nose and the palate. The initial sip is roasty, bitter, coffee which transforms into bittersweet dark chocolate, espresso beans, and a hint of vanilla. Also has a lingering coffee type acidity, which I find to be slightly offputting. Some syrupy sweetness kicks in on the finish, but you don't get that initially.

The bourbon is there, but faint. I would have also liked longer aging time and stronger oaky bourbon complexity. The oak is lost here. Needs more body, more richness of flavor, less acidity, less sweetness, and lower carbonation levels.

I am surprised this is 70% BSDA. Tastes more like a big ol' coffee stout to me.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a viscous liquid that is deep black color. Zero head. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aromas begin with mainly fresh black coffee, lots of darkly roasted espresso beans. This does not change much even as the beer gets close to room temperature. Subtle complementary notes of roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate and the faintest trace of whiskey.

The tastes follow the nose with a straightforward coffee flavor, overtaking all the complementary base beer flavors. A little bit of milk chocolate, burnt bitterness from the malt. Slight hint of dark chocolate. The barrel aging did not impart much flavor, definitely would have liked a little more. Alcohol is well hidden. Just slightly warming in the finish. Sweeter than most coffee beers I have had to date.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and with a lower amount of carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter from the abundant coffee additions.

Overall, the flavors were way too dominated by one element; the coffee. Little to no barrel flavors, bitter roasty coffee overshaddows everything else here. It is not bad by any means, flavor-wise, but I can go get a cup of Joe for a buck at the convenience store. Needs more of the base Imperial Stout flavors to stand out and balance the intense Java.

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Thanks to dfclav for sending me this in a big random box of goodies for another essentially. Shared with rudzud and others.

Decent fizzy head rises quickly and fades quickly, just about pitch black beer.

Nose had a slight infection sour or possibly just a very acrid roast mineral character, then dark malts, some roast and super dark malts, bit of roast, char, faint hint of bourbon barrel.

Taste starts rich with dark malts, little creamy, light choc and roast, fluffy, earthy char, bitter roast and light barrel char, hint of bourbon barrel, super dark choc and creamy choc. Some Belgian dark stout flavours too. Finish is sticky sweet and syrupy, light booze and bitter dark choc lingering.

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Overall not bad, but not super special, nice dark malts and Belgian dark malts, faint barrel notes, interesting beer

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Poured into a wine glass.
The cork exploded off while releasing the cage.

Appearance
Just a shade below black with no light penetration. Big, loose tan head.

Nose
Tart raspberry, blackberry, dark fruit and overripe plum.

Taste
Very sweet Quad-like flavors. Dark fruits, overripe plum and black raspberries. Candy sugars and red grapes. Finishes with dusted cocoa and roasted coffee.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, overly carbonated, sweet and oily.

Overall
I really wasn't feeling this. The Quad flavors were nice and the berries were a good addition. Maybe mixing the bourbon barrel Imperial Stout was a bad idea? Either way I'd like to try more from them. Mike from NJ tells me they make a kick ass IPA.

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First Anniversary Three-Hundred-Sixty-Five from Kane Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.