A Night To End All Dawns (2014) - Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans
Kane Brewing Company

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From:
Kane Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
13%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 8.58%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
162
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 10, 2018
Added:
Feb 18, 2014
Wants:
  178
Gots:
  14
SCORE
97
World-Class
Notes: White wax
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Reviewed by Dankacheese from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I would've given this higher marks if I could actually taste the vanilla bean. It was a phenomenal beer overall but if you're going to advertise it with Madagascar vanilla beans then it seems only fair it shouldn't receive a super high score on Taste if there is none present.
Apr 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.61 by DrederickTatum from New Jersey

Nov 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by KingforaDay from New Jersey

Nov 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by atrocity from Virginia

Aug 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.64 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Aug 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Apr 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.48 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Mar 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Oct 28, 2016
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Kane Tulip Glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a thick, inky, opaque black body with a deep brown one finger head that reduces fairly quickly, leaving spotty lacing and a ring of retention.

Aromas are heavy on the bourbon, very whiskey forward, with a light chocolate-vanilla aroma, judging by the aromas I think this will be sweet.

Upon sipping, sweet milk chocolate upfront, mingled with caramel-bourbon, sweet toffee, light vanilla on the follow through, finished by roasty charred malt, coffee-like.

Rich, thick mouthfeel, very smooth and silky, low carbonation, defintiely the shining point of this beer.

This was a big one.. this highlight of this beer was the oily, rich look and feel, and the aromas and flavors were there as well. Would have liked a little more vanilla, but overall excellent.
May 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by Stevedore from Oregon

May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.53 by mltobin from Connecticut

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.54 by rspauldi from Texas

Feb 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.38 by KAF from Iowa

Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by yeaprolly from Washington

Nov 04, 2015
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Rated by themaj from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Vanilla bomb but in a good way. Way better than vanilla rye. Not an artificial vanilla taste. Great brew. Glad to have gotten a bottle.
Nov 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Dustin_Sallitt from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Was lucky enough to get a pour from Glen from Kane at an event. Thanks man! This beers pours pitch black with a khaki to brown head, good looking on the eyes. The smell is a perfect mix of bourbon, vanilla, some sweet cocoa, and slight oak. The taste is even better. The sweet cocoa base with a hint of coffee hits first, before a wave of bourbon and vanilla come in. The vanilla mixes with the oak tannin flavor to make a brilliant flavor. The beer finishes smooth, creamy, and no boozy ness whatsoever. This reminds me of kbs, with some added vanilla, and a more rounded out flavor overall. I'd have to say this is the best barrel aged beer I've ever had. Absolutely cannot wait for this year's release.
Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.66 by exl_90 from Texas

Sep 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by ALC82 from Iowa

Aug 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.51 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.52 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.42 by emottram from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.85 by SeeingMeansMore from Oregon

Jun 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.52 by iJyuken from New Jersey

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.45 by Devman171 from Maryland

May 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

May 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by devilfluff from New Jersey

May 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.98 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Apr 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.85 by linnymtu from Michigan

Apr 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.6 by jason3125 from Vermont

Mar 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.6 by 1424IpA from California

Mar 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Mar 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.55 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.85 by KCBeerNerd from Missouri

Mar 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.36 by rhong187 from Pennsylvania

Mar 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by unclekeith from Alaska

Mar 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.73 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by earljones199 from New Hampshire

Feb 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.32 by Mike from New Hampshire

Feb 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

Feb 24, 2015
A Night To End All Dawns (2014) - Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 171 ratings