A Night To End All Dawns - Kane Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
A Night To End All Dawns from Kane Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.