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

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84
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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:
70% Belgian Style Dark Ale % 30% Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels.

(Beer added by: claspada on 09-21-2012)
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Photo of mdfb79
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

mdfb79, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Joelboy
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Joelboy, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RonfromJersey, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

jlindros, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown with a thin mocha head that fades to leave a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light sour funk, perhaps infection, no real barrel. Light chocolate aromas,faint cherries.

T - Taste is nice roasted toffee and caramel, chocolate, light cherries, gentle roast, lingering,

M - Mouthfeel is a bit sharp, semi distracting.

O - Overall I was semi disappointed, a bit sour.

rudzud, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of cp45
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

cp45, May 31, 2013
Photo of Zimm
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Zimm, May 15, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

InspectorBob, May 09, 2013
Photo of asicilianonj
4/5  rDev +7.5%

asicilianonj, May 07, 2013
Photo of oglmcdgl
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

oglmcdgl, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of gr0g
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

gr0g, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Chugs13, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

acurtis, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of bonkers
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I poured from a bomber into A SA perfect pint. I was nearly killed when I took the cage off, the cork shut up to the ceiling. The beer is way over carbonated, first pour, all head. when it settles down the beer is jet black with a rock solid white head. the aroma is sweet dark fruit. the taste follows the nose, can not really taste the BA stout. The Finnish is sweet, boozey. Disappointed in this one, the 30 percent stout is not detectable, was hoping for more.

bonkers, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of beernut
3/5  rDev -19.4%

beernut, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +7.5%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Brushkanna
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Brushkanna, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ShemRahBoo, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of bbrown12
4/5  rDev +7.5%

bbrown12, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

brandoman63, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of AntLeatherface
4.5/5  rDev +21%

AntLeatherface, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of glitchedmind
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

glitchedmind, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The cage on this is wound really tight and as I'm fighting with that it gets loose enough that the cork is able to explode off the top of the bottle and hints me on the side of the head. WTF! I still can't find the cork, or maybe I have a concussion. Seriously at fridge temp it came off like a champagne cork. I poured this quickly because I was afraid of the mess it was going to make, but surprisingly most of the carbonation stayed in suspension, I'm thankful I opened this right out of the fridge. Pours a solid slightly hazy dark brown with a huge foamy tan head that takes forever to recede and leaves some stickies on the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet and fruity with a roasty edge to it. Lots of plums cherries and raisins with a fair amount of caramel and brown sugar and a hint of coffee and chocolate. Spicy yeasty esters remind us that this is a Belgian inspired brew. The flavor follows the aroma quite well, but adds a bit of oxidation and a hint of ash to the mix. Medium to thick body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Not a bad tasting brew. Its obviously way over carbonated which affects the mouthfeel, and based on the residual sweetness I can only see that getting worse. Thanks to Alex M for giving me the opportunity to be impaled by cork ;)

johnnnniee, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of swetsastonic
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

swetsastonic, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Jonada
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 750ml corked and caged bottle. Served in a Chimay trappist glass. Cork removed with a loud pop. Beer poured a dark brown with 2 fingers of a thick tan head. Head stuck around through the whole glass, leaving some nice lacing.

Smell: Candied sugar, rasin, fig, alcohol, slight vanilla.

Taste: Basically follows the nose. Starts off very sweet. Lots of dark fruit, candied sugar, red grape. Alcohol is hidden fairly well. Finishes with a slight roasted coffee bitterness to help balance things out a bit, but this is still a very sweet beer. Slight bourbon in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Leaning more towards the fuller side of medium bodied. LOTS of carbonation. This beer was tearing up my tongue while in the mouth.

Overall: Overall I'm not sure what to make of this beer. It had some nice Belgian quad characteristics, which I liked, but the main problems it has are it's too sweet and overcarbonated. This is a blend of 70% belgian dark ale and 30% bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, but the flavor is dominated by the quad characteristics. The only hint of an imperial stout comes in the finish and aftertaste and even then it's more of a background note. The lack of bourbon and barrel characteristics were a little disappointed as well. Overall this was a decent brew, but has a few flaws that really hold it back from being very good or great. I'm glad I tried it, but would probably not pick it up again.

Jonada, Dec 25, 2012
First Anniversary Three-Hundred-Sixty-Five from Kane Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.