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

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A Night To End All Dawns : Vanilla (2015)A Night To End All Dawns : Vanilla (2015)
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4.52/5
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64 Ratings
A Night To End All Dawns : Vanilla (2015)A Night To End All Dawns : Vanilla (2015)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-10-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
64
pDev:
5.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
25
Trade:
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by muzzy:
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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of John_M
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pour a blackish brown color with excellent head retention and good lacing. As with all these ANTEAD variants, this beer has the look of motor oil, as it's that viscous. On the nose, the vanilla dominates, and is nearly too much of a good thing. However, as the beer warmed and opened up, the bourbon aroma seemed to come out more, and blended beautifully with the vanilla. Otherwise, there are some underlying hints of chocolate and coffee that are nice as well. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in a pretty sweet package. Mouthfeel is terrific, and enhances the flavor profile. The beer is just so rich, full and soft on the palate, with the alcohol is so very well integrated into the flavor profile. There's no heat on the finish, and despite the richness and sweetness, drinkability is terrific.

Excellent beer. Maybe not quite as wonderful as the coconut, but still just an absolutely delicious beer.

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

Got this one from dbawd a while back. Cheers for the brews man!

From a 750 into a snifter
Vintage: 2015
White Wax

APPEARANCE: Pours out thick, syrupy black and yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, creamy, slightly crackly dark tan head with very good retention. Jet black body with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full, thick cap. Slight faint wisp and ring remain leaving some decent lacing on the glass. Good looking, menacing brew.

SMELL: Lots of vanilla, sweet cream, roasted marshmallow, some pure and milk chocolate, notes of oak and some bourbon on the nose. Touches of toffee and butterscotch as well, but the vanilla and creamy milk chocolate are more prevalent. Really nice and not artificial at all.

TASTE: Vanilla and sweet cream, with lots of nice caramel fudge, butterscotch pure dark chocolate up front. Really flavorful. Some bourbon barrel at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of oak, bourbon, nice vanilla flavors, coconut, sweet cream, caramel fudge, milk chocolate and some pure chocolate brownies as well. Really flavorful and lots going on. Decadent sweetness and well balanced between the base beer, barrel aging and the vanilla addition.

PALATE: Just like the base beer, this one has a medium-fuller body with medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate with enough weight for sure, goes down smooth with a light scratch at the swallow and finishes quite sticky. A bit of an alcohol burn lingers. A heavier and thicker feel for sure, which is nice.

OVERALL: This stuff is excellent. This is the bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with vanilla that Goose Island and Three Floyds would love to make. Top notch look and feel, with an incredibly rich and decadent aroma and flavor profile that shows wonderful balance between the stout, barrel and adjunct, while simultaneously avoiding becoming a booze bomb. Lots of the right stuff in lots of the right places here. This series is definitely as good as everyone says it is. Maybe even better. Thanks again dbwad. Stellar stuff.

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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 acurtis
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawner
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KT123
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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 Hessian257
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 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 Samsel83
4.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryanflc
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.78/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of corysmith01
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | 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 IPAchris
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rifugium
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of allenson21
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Bferber
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The aroma smacks of smores, marshmallows, chocolate syrup, vanilla, bourbon. A dessert lover's dream in on the nose. Double chocolate cake for days.

The flavor hits of vanilla, bourbon throughout, a hint of heat in the middle, then graham cracker, chocolate, lots of cocoa powder, and luscious thick mouthfeel.

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

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A Night To End All Dawns : Vanilla (2015) from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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