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A Night To End All Dawns - Kane Brewing Company

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 159
Gots: 58 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Night To End All Dawns began life as an imperial stout and was transformed into a massive dark ale during 15 months spent in bourbon barrels.

2014 Version is 12.4% Aged 12 months in bourbon barrels from Four Roses.

2014 release has black wax.

(Beer added by: axeman9182 on 03-12-2013)
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mgr78704

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-20-2014 01:47:29 | More by mgr78704
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JStewart00

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

My first and only 5 rating given. This blows other bourbon aged beers out of the water. Compare this to KBS and GI Bourbon County and be prepared to be impressed.

08-20-2014 01:42:30 | More by JStewart00
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TechBrew

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

08-18-2014 15:05:54 | More by TechBrew
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

08-18-2014 03:14:01 | More by stereosforgeeks
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malfunxion

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-17-2014 14:18:07 | More by malfunxion
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2014 22:28:37 | More by tarheels4life23
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-12-2014 16:43:49 | More by CavemanRamblin
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-11-2014 04:16:14 | More by cultclassic89
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-11-2014 02:01:09 | More by zekeman17
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-09-2014 21:36:19 | More by Bobbydigi
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Bartos

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-09-2014 01:15:08 | More by Bartos
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-06-2014 23:11:17 | More by soulcougher
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-05-2014 19:40:36 | More by ArtZan
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John_M

Oregon

4.74/5  rDev +10.2%

Many thanks to Derek for the opportunity to try this one.

The beer pours a blacksih brown color with excellent head retention and considerable lacing all around. The beer looks impressive enough, but then I stuck my beak in the glass. If you're a fan of huge bourbon notes in your BA stout, you'll love this bad boy. Yowsa! The nose gives off a huge aroma of bourbon, milk duds, vanialla, chocolate and light coffee. This beer smells as if it will rich and slightly boozy, and on the palate, the beer doesn't disappointed. The flavor profile genrally replicates the nose in this moderately sweet beer, with just a hint of licorice in the profile as well. Mouthfeel is full and soft, somewhat creamy, and very, very long on the finish. Also, while the abv. is noticeable, this beer is not the least bit hot or heavy on the finish. So given the abv., drinkability is pretty good in this beer (was with some friends who had been drinking abyss and mexican cake all afternoon, and they had no problem with this last bottle of "dessert.").

A couple of thoughts. Obviously, this is an exceptional version of a bourbon barrel aged stout, but what sets it apart, I think, as compared to GI BCBS for example, is that the alcohol is so well integrated into the flavor profile. While the alcohol and heavy sweetness in BCBS wear me out after a very short while, the sweetness and booziness is more restrained in this beer, making it more drinkable and ultimately more enjoyable. So while this beer reminded me very much of the BCBS stout, ultimately I preferred this beer.

Excellent stuff!

08-05-2014 15:38:06 | More by John_M
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-04-2014 15:37:27 | More by ygtbsm94
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ripps1

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-04-2014 00:00:28 | More by ripps1
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BobbySue22

Oregon

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%

Appearance: Black. The color was pitch black and no light passed through it. Had a wonderful milk chocolate colored head that dissipated into a thin layer after a few minutes.

Aroma: Bourbon. The bourbon aroma is the most prevalent and hits you immediately. The 15 months aging in the barrels is absolutely noticeable and appreciated. After the bourbon, there is a nice dark chocolate aroma coming from the malt.

Taste: Again the bourbon is very evident as well as the chocolate. There was a subtle caramel taste as well. The description on the bottle said notes of vanilla but I was unable to taste any vanilla. The bourbon lingers in the mouth very nicely.

Mouthfeel: This beer was thick but not unpleasant where you feel like you're chewing it. The beer coats your mouth just long enough for the flavors to be absorbed into every part of your mouth.

Overall: Wonderful. Had not heard of the brewery before having this and now I want to try everything they brew. The beer was one of the nicest and most bourbon forward aged Imperial Stouts I've had. Bourbon was not overpowering, like brink straight bourbon, so it was nice and went well with the chocolatey malt character. Would highly recommend this beer.

08-03-2014 19:55:50 | More by BobbySue22
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cmacwiz

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-02-2014 16:37:05 | More by cmacwiz
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-30-2014 23:06:41 | More by brother_kenneth
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jallen5076

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-30-2014 00:48:06 | More by jallen5076
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CraigMack61

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-28-2014 19:17:26 | More by CraigMack61
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-28-2014 04:23:20 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-23-2014 23:07:54 | More by Eighty
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corysmith01

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-21-2014 19:36:12 | More by corysmith01
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2014 16:35:51 | More by Hopheadhiker
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A Night To End All Dawns from Kane Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.