First Anniversary Three-Hundred-Sixty-Five - Kane Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +21%
750ml bottle from FreeBridge.
After the geyser adventure on the Fourth with Night to End All Dawns, I learned. I cut the cage off this bottle in the sink, and was ready when the cork popped and hit me in the chest. Lost only a few sips to the sink, and poured out the first cup of foam into a tulip.
The body is perfectly black, capped by three fingers of medium tan dense foam.
Aroma is dark fruits and licorice. Some candy sugar in the background.
Taste follows the aroma. Dark fruits. Licorice. Candy sugar. Then some Belgian chocolate. Deep roast coffee. Warming alcohol in the belly.
Rich slick smooth as silk mouthfeel.
Another terrific beer from Kane. Now if they could just fix things so I decided when the corks came out of their bottles.
07-07-2013 05:01:36 | More by RonfromJersey
3.84/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice carb, hint of booze.
Overall not bad, but not super special, nice dark malts and Belgian dark malts, faint barrel notes, interesting beer
06-10-2013 12:56:31 | More by jlindros
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
Reviewed from notes taken on 12/8/2012.
Not quite pitch black, capped by a billowy tan head. Some sticky lacing. This has the best visual characteristics of both a quad and an imperial stout going for it. Aroma shows notes of quad and imperial stout but they never truly meld harmoniously. Chocolate maltiness abruptly interrupted by fruit note that's like white grape. Surprisingly estery.
A lot going on in the flavor department. More like a quad upfront - sugary, dark fruit. Then more like an imp stout - rich malt profile, roasted grain. Good sweet / bitter balance, could actually be sweeter. Carbonation is too fizzy, harsh. Champagne yeast is not a good fit for the style.
This beer had a lot of potential but the harsh texture was a major knock against it. It seems plenty of others on BA felt the same.
03-19-2013 03:37:56 | More by gr0g
3.79/5 rDev +1.9%
Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.
Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, dark fruit, and brown sugar flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a slight sourness all around that isn't bad if it wasn't intended.
06-04-2014 04:46:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.79/5 rDev +1.9%
From 07/23/13 notes. Picked this up back in October at the Whole Foods in Middletown, NJ. After hearing horror stories of Kane beers popping on their own and being gysers, I popped this in the fridge and opened it rather than hold on to it. 750ml bottle poured into my Bruery tulip. Huge pop from the cork, but I had a glass ready and didn't seem to be a gusher at all.
a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with tons of tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Loads of head and retention, and lacing left on the glass.
s - Smells of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, molasses, sugar, chocolate, oak, toasted malts, fruity malts, plums, and figs. Tons of dark fruits and sweet, with some nice roasted notes. No bourbon in the nose; seems very much like a Belgian dark ale.
t - Tastes sweet plums, raisins, figs, sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, toasted malts, burnt malts, light oak, and veyr light bourbon. Bourbon is there a little bit unlike the nose, but barley. Again, just like a Belgian dark ale.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No heat to it at all which is nice.
o - Overall a nice beer, though the Belgian dark ale dominates the BA stout portion. Not a big deal as the Belgian dark ale is nice, with tons of sweet dark fruits and roasted notes throughout, but if they want to make this a more interesting beer and have the bourbon and stout come through more, they need to revisit the blend and %'s. Worth checking out, especially if you like Belgian beers, would try it again.
07-24-2013 14:39:50 | More by mdfb79
First Anniversary Three-Hundred-Sixty-Five from Kane Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.