Saturday Night Lights
Kane Brewing Company

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Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #538
Ranked #2,805
4.35 | pDev: 3.68%
Oct 31, 2022
Aug 24, 2019
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Notes: Saturday Night Lights started with an imperial stout brewed with bourbon barrel-aged Vermont maple syrup and marshmallows added to the kettle. From there, this full-bodied, indulgent beer was then conditioned on toasted graham crackers, cacao and vanilla beans. Saturday Night Lights is best enjoyed by the bonfire with a s'mores in hand. ⁣⁣
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Rated: 4.5 by edthehead from Maryland

Oct 31, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jun 28, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by mig100 from Texas

Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by alexsergio from New York

Jan 16, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Dgman8053 from New York

Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle served in a tulip. 2021 release, No other date that I see. Received from @MacMalt in NBS BIF #14.

Pours black or maybe a very dark brown, tiny head, small amount of very fine, very slow carbonation. Seemed like a fair amount of sediment started coming out at the end of the pour. Smell is a chocolate explosion with some vanilla notes that I can interpret as marshmallow. More of a milk chocolate vibe than dark chocolate.

Taste is sweet chocolate and vanilla, but with a strong roasted grain background (almost burnt toast or maybe a charred marshmallow). There also seems to be a little bit of anise lurking in the background. I don't get any clear graham cracker, but I do get a hint of cinnamon and ginger.

Mouthfeel is thick, sticky, chewy, still. Overall, this is a very nice beer.
Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 09, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2021
Rated: 4.66 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Oct 27, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Oct 22, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by mdfb79 from New York

Sep 15, 2020
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Recent 2020 release...bottle to matching tumbler glass. First decently cool night of the season and although I do not have a fire going, the opening of this bottle seems to be a virtual equivalent experience.

LOOK: super thick black, foamy light brown head, very good retention.
AROMA: cocoa is upfront and strongest, vanilla, marshmallow, little touch of the graham cracker. Maple is also very subdued, but I can get it.
TASTE: bittersweet chocolate, graham cracker and vanilla. Little half-hints of coffee, raisin, cinnamon, red wine. marshmallow gets lost in the taste, but that really just sugar, right?
FEEL: a touch lighter than full body, silky smooth like all dark Kane beers.

Very good representation of S'Mores. Not perfect, but another great Kane beer that just begs to be sipped for Breakfast or Dessert. Bring on the Fall.

Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2020
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep brown motor oil in the glass--a total dessert beer. The ingredients all come through--strong cacao smell, graham cracker, vanilla, maple syrup--really delicious. The flavors blend well. There is not an evolution of flavors foretaste to aftertaste that would make this truly exceptional. But on a chill night, when you're in sipping mode--a nice choice.
Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by RollTide7 from New Jersey

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 28, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A used motor oil black liquid plops out of the bottle, building a short pock marked tan foam that dies to nothing but a thin chain around the edge.

This is another sweeeet one that's like a hot cocoa delight with dunked graham cracker. The sweetness becomes a little sharp and cloying at times, amped up a little by the alcohol heat, but the round gooey medium body mitigates that. A fine crisp carbonation cuts through to a semi-sticky finish, bringing out a bit of marzipan marshmallow. Overall it's just super chocolatey, even feigning a gritty hot cocoa vibe at times.

I hate to say this, because even though it's good, brewing Saturday Night Lights and Lunchbox Hero with barrel aged maple syrup was a complete waste of a luxury product. Neither the maple nor any of its barrel character come through. Also, as I said with Lunchbox Hero, this is a fun stout and will satisfy the pastry hoard, but it's just not as complex or mature and refined as their more renowned bottles.
Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours pitch black with an enormous head that tastes amazing. Aroma is mainly chocolate with notes of vanilla and maple. Very sweet, tastes like adult chocolate milk. Lots of chocolate, sweet vanilla, maple is very noticeable. Thick and creamy, very rich. Overall a fantastic pastry stout.

Bomber from brewery 8/24/19
4.5 rating

6/21/20 update - still tastes great, flavors have not faded.
Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by cp45 from New Jersey

Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2019
Saturday Night Lights from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 22 ratings