Driftwood - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Kane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Driftwood, our imperial brown ale brewed with maple syrup and molasses then aged in barrels for 12+ months.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 13
Photo of von_kaiser
4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this, to me, is the by far the farthest thing from a brown ale and I’m not complaining. I’m finding it extremely hard to find a barrel treatment brew from Kane that I do not enjoy. strong ale presence with a ton of sweetness and a flavor profile that enhances with each sip. full feel for the style.

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Photo of joe16siny
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer is black like a stout but not as thick as Christian Patrick. There is some sweetness from the maple syrup but its not overly sweet, barrel aging brings it all together. Hides it ABV very well, sorry i only had one.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


bottle to tulip glass.

LOOK: dark black, looks more like a porter than a brown ale. Healthy white head initially, but retention is difficult after head fades.
AROMA: sweet syrup, maple, nice medium hint of bourbon.
TASTE: similar to nose, mild malt, grass, maple, bourbon.
FEEL: super syrupy, thick.

Good beer (of course from Kane). Super tasty, although not extremely complex.


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Photo of Sabtos
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The pour is nearly black dark brown with a moderate, fizzy tan blanket settling to a thin chain.

Delectable smoked maple fills the nose and pairs well with charred, slightly waxy dark bourbon oak. As it warms, the aroma blossoms to full on dessert mode with bruleed brown sugar oats, luscious vanilla and dark chocolate.

Taste both becomes more stout-like, with a deep chocolatey roast, and even more barleywine-like, with that molasses that adds a bit of dark fruit to the peppery bourbon sting. It's less sweet and maple forward here than the nose would have you believe, but that's a good thing as I'd imagine that might be overboard if delivered in full force. As you go on, it continues to develop notes of vanilla, rum & coke, and brown toast.

Feel is slick and moderately light of body with a bubbly crispness and a slight warmth, finishing slightly sticky and semi-dry.

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Photo of srw
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a dark black with minimal tan head that fades quickly with no lacing.
S: Smells of maple syrup, licorice, and huge amount of bourbon with hints of chocolate and rasin
T: Taste is sweet maple syrup, some chocolate and even more bourbon barrel presense than the nose. Some boozyness is noticeable on the finish.
F: Full bodied mouthfeel with light carbonation.
O: Fantastic brown ale, the bourbon barrel really stands out

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Photo of Tony210
4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours very dark, nearly impervious to light. Aggressive pour yields minimum head due to the amazing viscosity of this beer. Big bourbon barrrl aroma mixes with maple and cocoa. Big, full bodied beer, lots of barrel presence, sweet, maple syrup is definitely noticeable, base beer adds a nice dose of chocolate. Touch of booze on the finish. Thick and chewy with moderate carbonation creates a perfect mouthfeel. Overall a fantastic BA beer; Kane sets the bar high, again.

Bomber from brewery today
4.75 rating

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Driftwood - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 13 ratings