A Night To End All Dawns (2016) - Cacao
Kane Brewing Company

A Night To End All Dawns (2016) - CacaoA Night To End All Dawns (2016) - Cacao
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
12.2%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 6.85%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
19
From:
Kane Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
93
Outstanding
A Night To End All Dawns (2016) - CacaoA Night To End All Dawns (2016) - Cacao
Notes: Brown wax
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by yesterdayfaraway:
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 09, 2018
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 19, 2018
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Jhfinn from New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 15, 2017
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Philcassella from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 09, 2017
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johnlatona from New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 02, 2017
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NCCIndy from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 13, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pouring slappy yet viscous, the body is jet black and is topped by an intensely stark mocha fizz that settles to a thin ring.

Bourbon and dark oak have a substantial presence on the nose, but play nicely with creamy, rich and luscious melted dark chocolate and vanilla bean brownie batter that's like it's been dunked into Port.

Taste is raisiny brownie, fudge and bourbon maple syrup. All kinds of charred oak and crispy brownie crust come out in the exhale. As it warms, a Tootsie Roll aftertaste emerges. Don't get it twisted though, this isn't solely a candy beer or pastry Stout, it's still the very complex and sophisticated Stout that regular ANTEAD was, but with an insanely beneficial added layer from the roasted cacao.

The silky medium body has a crisp but faint fizz and a woody, cotton dry finish.

May 28, 2018
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billab914 from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 07, 2017
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Jimmys from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

opened about a month after picking up at the brewery.

pours jet black. one of the more interesting noses on a barrel-aged stout that I have come across. there is almost something slick about it. the cacao and bourbon, hmmm, not sure if they play the best together. flavor is much better. hugely chocolate. one of the most coating beers my palate has seen in a while. drinks as advertised. good start to this grouping of ANTEAD, but hoping for some better ones.

May 25, 2017
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 10, 2017
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.62/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 17, 2017
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oline73 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 25, 2017
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured out as a oily black liquid that gives a little bit of head on top. The smell of the beer reminded me of fresh warm brownies out of the over. Overloaded with fudge aromas. The taste of the beer was also loaded with chocolate flavors, The feel was silky smooth. Overall a pretty impressive variant of a damn good base beer.

Apr 22, 2017
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acurtis from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 24, 2017
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vfgccp from New York

4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 19, 2017
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jun 24, 2017
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 03, 2017
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Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 30, 2017
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Bunuelian from Minnesota

4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aug 08, 2017
A Night To End All Dawns (2016) - Cacao from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 19 ratings