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A Night To End All Dawns - Kane Brewing Company

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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 194
Gots: 56 | FT: 3
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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Reviews by Treb0R:
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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small cola colored head and a lot of carb bubbles sticking to the glass when pouring. This dissipates quickly and you're left with a mostly black body with a red hue to it.

I get a lot of vanilla and dark fruits, with bourbon barrel, as well as some coconut and chocolate syrup. It's not too sweet and not too dry. Smack in the middle for a beer of this style.

An excellent bourbon barrel beer indeed. I prefer this beer to your typical barrel aged RIS because the drinkability is increased without all of that roasty, bitter cocoa and very heavy, full body.

Treb0R, May 07, 2013
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Picked up at the ANTEAD release day at the brewery 5/3.

Poured from a black waxed top 750 mL bottle into a Kane teku also picked up Saturday. Interesting they ditched the cork and cage for the first time in this release. I recall last year's release was quite thin and unbalanced, curious to try this year's.

Pours jet black. No light getting through this one. Aggressive pour straight down into the teku yields a 2 finger light brown head. Head dissipates rather quickly to a thin film around the top.

First whiff: bourbon. This one puts the barrel first and foremost. Chocolate is the 2nd most evident smell in this even though this is the plain variant. I can see how the cacao beans would set that flavor off.

The creamy mouthfeel is a great improvement over last year's batch. Thick but not as chewy as you could find. For a BB imperial stout, it's sitting around 6 or 7 in the thickness department. Enjoying it thoroughly.

Bourbon is at the forefront of taste as the nose would suspect. This thing is BCBS jr. For a stout nearing 13% it is dangerous. Tasty stout with no heat whatsoever. If you can snag a bottle somehow, I would jump at the chance. Very excited to try the variants.;

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black but not inky. Sizable khaki head. Medium collar. Nice surface wisps.

Smell - Whiskey, booze, caramel, some chocolate roast. Yeasty, strangely.

Taste - Chocolatey. Boozy. Caramel. Whiskey is decent here. Vanilla. Really boozy, but the other flavors are equally strong.

Mouthfeel - Very boozy. High carbonation.

Overall - I'm torn on this one. Tough to tell if it's just too big or if the flavors aren't complete.

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A Night To End All Dawns from Kane Brewing Company
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