A Night To End All Dawns (2015) - Vanilla | Kane Brewing Company

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4.52/5
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65 Ratings
A Night To End All Dawns (2015) - VanillaA Night To End All Dawns (2015) - Vanilla
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
65
pDev:
5.75%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
24
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of M_chav
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCCIndy
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of troupos40
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 ANTEAD set.

Dark brown body with a thin, beige collar of broken bubbles. Aromas of oak, bourbon, prevalent vanilla. Sweet, vanilla forward, delicious. A terrific imperial stout series.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an inky black with a mocha-colored head that dissipates towards the edges. Nose reveals vanilla and bourbon - big and bold! Taste follows nose (no surprises here). Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation just shy of still. Texture is pleasant and silky. Overall, the nose and flavor profile on this beer are amazing. The body is quite good, but a little more depth would really enhance an already great beer.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mindfuldave
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corby112
3.81/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger frothy mocha head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Good retention lasting most of the way through. Sporadic streaks of soapy are lacing left clinging to the glass.

Strong vanilla extract in the nose slightly overpowering the complex barrel notes and robust malt bill of regular ANTEAD. Decent oak presence with slight char but it's not too toothy. Sweet, slightly spicy spirit with some coconut and really strong mallow/vanilla bean sweetness. French vanilla ice cream, vanilla bean and vanilla extract really stand out. Underneath the vanilla sweetness, there's some roast and decadent dessert like sweetness. Deeply roasted gourmet beans, oatmeal and dark cacao countered by fudgey, gooey chocolate sweetness and a hint of licorice and dark fruit esters. Interesting but the vanilla character is a bit too strong hindering the complexity usually found in this series.

Full body, slightly oily and viscous. Dry with charred oak stave and light toothpick flavor. Toasted coconut along with gooey mallow, spicy spirit and sweet boozy heat. high quality bourbon flavor. Complex malt bill of the base is again overpowered by strong vanilla extract. Heavy vanilla sweetness countered by delicate roast, gourmet coffee beans, oatmeal and dark cocoa. Gooey chocolate sweetness with licorice, date, fig and raisin. ABV well masked but still a bit tough to drink with such strong vanilla flavor and overpowering sweetness.

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Photo of muzzy
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dddddddd
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of devilfluff
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is absolutely delicious. Stacked against the rest of the 2015 ANTEAD set, I would put this one right in the middle, behind Double Barrel and Coconut, but in front of regular and Cacao. Just incredible and tasting great about 6 months after release.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baybum
4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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A Night To End All Dawns (2015) - Vanilla from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 65 ratings