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A Night To End All Dawns - Kane Brewing Company

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A Night To End All DawnsA Night To End All Dawns

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226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 166
Gots: 57 | 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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LakerLeith

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-29-2014 16:00:43 | More by LakerLeith
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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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-17-2013 15:12:39 | More by brez8791
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InsaneHatter42

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-21-2013 18:10:30 | More by InsaneHatter42
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thampel09

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-07-2013 14:46:50 | More by thampel09
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Jonrusso

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-16-2013 23:19:58 | More by Jonrusso
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threeviews

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

Poured from a 750ml black, wax-dipped bottle (May 2014 edition) into a Rastal, Teku 2.0 high-stemmed glass.

A- As expected, pitch black (think, used motor oil) with a mocha-colored head that reaches nothing more than a 3/4 finger before dissipating very quickly. (5.0)

S- A Pungent nose not for the faint of heart. Notes of milk chocolate, bourbon, coffee and cherry cordial are the dominant aromas. Although faint, vanilla rounds out the nose. As it rises to room temperature, the alcohol heat from the bourbon becomes very apparent. (5.0)

T- Dessert in a glass! Bourbon-soaked M&M's and cherry cordial are immediate. Sweetness is curtailed by the heavy dose of Roasted Barley contributing to a coffee-like bitterness in the finish. Immense flavor with a focus on chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit and coffee. (5.0)

M- Brilliant...velvety, palate-coating, full-bodied, but hardly thick. The light carbonation allows the taste and alcohol to linger long after the sip. This monster is very well balanced in lieu of all of its excessive glory. (5.0)

O- As evidence by my rating, this is a very, very well-executed version of a BBA Imperial Stout and is very hard to rate it anything less than perfect. ANTEAD is worthy of inclusion among the greats: BCBS, KBS, BBA Plead the 5th and BBA Imperial Biscotti Break. Despite being a brewery-only release, I am fortunate to live within driving distance where I was able to obtain a few bottles for more future enjoyment. (5.0)

08-20-2014 18:40:03 | More by threeviews
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Tgmckinn

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-13-2014 13:54:30 | More by Tgmckinn
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SMcGuire33

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-25-2014 20:04:29 | More by SMcGuire33
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kjrod20

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-18-2014 19:10:36 | More by kjrod20
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bbrown12

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-03-2013 14:42:07 | More by bbrown12
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devilfluff

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-19-2014 12:04:56 | More by devilfluff
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-23-2014 03:31:11 | More by tkdchampxi
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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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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.93/5  rDev +14.7%

Excited to pick up this beer as soon as I could. Got a few bottles and did not hesitate to pop one open. Poured pretty much pitch black witha small khaki head. Smelled mainly of bourbon but some sugar too. (reminded me of bourbon county in the smell). Taste was phenomenal. Bourbon, vanilla, sugar, some dark fruits. Very complex - different flavors as the beer warmed. (Kane specifically wants this beer to stay refrigerated). Mouthfeel wasn't quite as thick and heavy as I would have liked

Overall: One of the best beers I've ever had. So much flavor so complex and I'm a sucker for bourbon barrel beers.

05-02-2013 15:15:01 | More by Givemebeer
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CassinoNorth

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +12.8%

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.;

05-06-2014 04:18:12 | More by CassinoNorth
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SHU06Les

New Jersey

4.84/5  rDev +12.6%

Served in a tulip glass from a bottle. The bottles were kept refrigerated in a back room because according to the clerk, the brewery wants it kept cold.

Pours black with a nice tan head. Smells of bourbon, with some chocolate and caramel. Very smooth and easy to drink for 13%. Mouthfeel is surprisingly lighter than I expected for the abv.

This is very complex, with a lot going on. Easily one of the best beers I've had and a must try.

05-03-2013 02:00:38 | More by SHU06Les
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DaGrizz

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-28-2013 11:49:40 | More by DaGrizz
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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GoGators

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-14-2013 20:54:41 | More by GoGators
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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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-07-2014 13:13:13 | More by ShanePB
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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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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-12-2013 05:43:08 | More by nesarebad
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-08-2014 04:55:48 | More by mportnoy
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A Night To End All Dawns from Kane Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.