Object Permanence | Kane Brewing Company

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4.36/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Object Permanence began as a rich English-influenced Barleywine brewed with floor malted Pearl barley from the United Kingdom. To this base malt we added dark Munich, Honey and three levels of crystal malts to add rich caramel, toast and dark fruit flavors. This chewy base beer was then racked into freshly emptied bourbon barrels were it sat for over a year developing flavors of molasses, vanilla, bourbon and caramel. The added layer of oak leaves a perception of dryness to balance this big, malty finish.

Added by GRG1313 on 10-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,136
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
64
pDev:
6.19%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
13
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Furlinator
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2017.
Pours a murky dark brown with a half-inch khaki head that remains as a thin ring on top and leaves faint spots of lace. The smell is of caramel and booze with subtle raisin accents. The taste follows but, is much less boozy than the aroma would suggest. Toffee, burnt sugar, fig, vanilla and toasted bread. Full texture with low carbonation. Outstanding.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is that of dark brown lacquered wood with a surprisingly tall but uniform tan foam that slowly, evenly settles to a thin film and thin, bubbly ring.

Smell is rum raisin, maple and oak with a hint of sticky, slightly pungent candied orange peel running along the mildly present bourbon.

Flavor also brings rum raisin right up front, as well as toffee, honey graham and a sweeter, but slightly stinging bourbon on the gut-warming swallow before bananas fosters comes out on the exhale.

The medium body has a mild, firm carbonation before a slightly sticky, semi-dry finish with a measured level of alcohol warmth.

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4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Gold Session. Murky brownish color. Aroma is sweet and syrupy with dried fruits and toffee notes. Taste is balanced, bittersweet, really fruity with dried dates and figs. There is also some bourbon and burnt sugar.

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4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taster at barley wine night. Murky amber pour with small foamy beige head. Nose is pit fruit, raisins, sweet malts, boozy barrel notes. Taste brings more of the same, silky smooth and warm, almost sticky. Comes together nicely, getting better as it warms.

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3.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I've had some exceptional barrel-aged brews from Kane, but this ain't it. Sticky-sweet barrel-aged barleywine that struck me as overtly sweet and cloying; it almost hurt my tummy. Nothing subdued about this one, and nothing terribly outstanding about it either.

A couple of days later I had Revolution Straight Jacket and I was reminded of how good BA barleywines can truly be. But again, this is not it, despite all the fanboys swearing by Kane.

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4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

**2016 vintage >>>>>2017**
L: pours thick brown with minimal head
A: awesome bourbon soaked caramel covered raisins! Big barrel and sweetness, everything I hope for in a babw.
T: just awesome like the nose. Big barrel forward caramel covered raisins. Fabulous
F: medium thickness and lacks stickiness, but very smooth and I like the appropriate low carbonation
O: awesome babw! So much better than 2017!

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4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheGent
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrederickTatum
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barleywine is one of my least favorite styles - they are often too sweet for me - but, wow, this one is pretty stunning. A slow sipper for sure, but what a pleasure.

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4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is barleywine for the most grizzled and hardened of barleywine drinkers, to whom which i would sheepishly nominate myself for consideration as a peer. its sturdy and huge, the kind of drink that quite literally does put hair on your chest. copper to even crimson in color, not a ton of head on it, but a nice luster and some wine-like legs on the edges of the glass. its layered up like a wedding cake in terms of its malt components, with notes of molasses, honey, maple, and brown sugar all apparent, here the sweet vanilla notes of the whiskey are apparent as well. i get bran muffin, honey granola, butterscotch, and toffee out of this, as earthy and grainy as it is candied and caramelized and concentrated. i get all of that in the flavor as well, the nose and taste mirror each other brilliantly. tons of bourbon on this in the latter stages, faint smoke, raisin, date, and a penny type of minerality to it, not weird but interesting. some robust english ale yeast patiently worked here too, its needed as a unifying element and it does its job admirably. there isnt a ton of carbonation but the beer isnt all that thick either for how flavorful it is. you have to like barleywine, and to want to have your night lit up a little bit, but this is up there with the very best examples of the style in the world. kane is blowing me away right now!

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4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Object Permanence from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 64 ratings