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Silent Nights | Kane Brewing Company

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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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American-style Imperial Stout. This is a hopped-up version of a classic Imperial Stout. Starting with Halcyon Pale, a traditional British base malt that adds a toasty, biscuity character to the beer, we add dark roasted and caramel malts for notes of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. Generous use of American hops, Simcoe, Chinook and Columbus, add bold but complementary flavors and aromas that bring everything together in a full bodied and richly complex ale for the quiet off season here on the coast.

Added by beenitty on 01-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,503
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
123
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
20
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by NiceTaps:
Photo of NiceTaps
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a growler in a snifter glass.

A- Crude oil black in color with a 1f taupe-tan colored head. Heavy lacing completely coats the inside of the glass, falling off very slowly. Hearty look.

S- Coffee and chocolates, sweet and bitter. Molasses perhaps. Roasted malts pushed to the limit of smokiness. No alcohol presence, very pleasant.

T- Chocolaty with coffee and caramel. Some nuttiness and earthy hops. Roasted characteristics.

M- Velvety smooth. No booze burn. Creamy.

O- The most drinker friendly high abv stout that I've had. There's no sign of its 12% abv. And it looks, smells and tastes great.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bobv
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch tan head over a dark brown body. Nose of dark malt, chocolate, and slight dark fruit. Taste of milk chocolate, bitter chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, slight dark fruit, and black strap molasses. Nice velvety feel and overall, another dark Kane offering that I really enjoyed. Cheers!

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Photo of thetommo
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsonta
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beenitty
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only a few sixtels of this one was released, figured I would do the honors of adding this one plus review.

A: Pitch Black, sizeable mocha head had dissipated once the glass reaches me.

S: Should have let this one warm but didn't have much time, smell is chocolate, slight roast and malt but definitely subdued, would most likely improve if let warm. However, had other Imperial Stouts that even cold the smell jumps out of the glass

T: Choclatey goodness. Not getting some of the stronger flavors (coffee etc) some Imperial stouts boast. Not much else going on, tastes like almost like a imperial milk stout, not thin though, very nice.

M: Nice. Very Very smooth and silky.

D: High, milky mouthfeel, no booze present makes this one go down pretty easy

O: Nice treat. I don't think this one will blow anyone away considering some of the stronger character yet highly drinkable Imperial Stouts like Founders etc, but definitely worth a pint.

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Photo of pjvie
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of CraigMack61
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hessian257
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of shoretaxi
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobDB
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of zero_signal
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Moopband
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Samsel83
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Barry the other day, thanks dude.

This one pours a unsurprising deep dark black, with a small head, and basically no lacing.

Smells like roasted malt, some earthy piney hops, and dark chocolate.

I'm not sure if this is the base for A Night to End All Dawns- the name certainly seems to suggest it. But it's definitely a top tier non-BA Imperial Stout. It's got highly roasted malt, and some nice complimentary hop flavor, and a bit of bitter dark chocolate. It's straightforward, but incredibly well constructed.

This is big bodied, full rich and creamy, with a normal level of carbonation.

Awesome stuff.

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Photo of ryanflc
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elpadrino42069
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drew88
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of salthemonster
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Silent Nights from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 123 ratings
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