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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
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 ;)

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jonada
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of xnicknj
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks brad

Beware of the cork - this shot off almost as soon as the cage was taken off. Blacked out pour with a lightly tanned head resting on top. Slowly dissolves into thick patchy lacing on the glass with spotty film.

Mix of dark fruits, burnt sugar and rich, roasted malts in the nose with oak and soft bourbon. Vanilla with raisins and dates. Hoppy bite and alcohol warmth.

Decent blending of the two different styles with dark fruit and oaky bourbon. Chocolate and vanilla swirled with raisins and dates. Full malty backbone, toasted oak, bread crust. Finishes boozy and sweet.

Wildly overcarbonated, rough and bubbly on the tongue. Drinks alright, but I'm not sure if this would benefit from more time in the bottle or not.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Heynow007
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of justintcoons
2.6/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Treb0R
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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