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
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
19
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of NonicPanic
4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of njcraftguy
4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a dark - almost black color with perfect foamy head. Very nice aroma. This brew blew me away, thick and dark but so easy to drink with many layers of flavor. Possibly the best offering from Kane I've had to date - and that's saying a lot. Great job guys, Cheers

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Photo of Tobes181
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Drew88
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JasonSmith1992
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ryanflc
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jerseyjoe555
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of malfunxion
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lembeh
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Neorebel
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap. Completely opaque, black midnight appearance with a caramel colored head. Aroma screams of an extremely malty presence. Tart, dark fruits, cherry, and fig notes filled the thick flavor. Grainy finish, with noticeable alcohol presence. This is my first brew by Kane, consider me impressed!

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Photo of CraigMack61
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jallen5076
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice black color with good light brown head, leaves lacing

Smell: Nice bouquet of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate

Taste: Again, nice roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, decent earthy hop flavors

Mouthfeel: Full body, good carbonation

Overall: Fantastic Imperial Stout from Kane. Drinks easy, no signs of the high alcohol content. This could easily go up against the big names in imperial stouts

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of bbrown12
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Russf3181
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Scottz5
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of zekeman17
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a good sized tan head that leaves good lacing.

The aroma is super roasty with notes of coffee, dark roasted malt, bitter bakers chocolate, and earthy vinous hops.

The taste is superb! I prefer my stouts to be roasty rather than overly sweet, and this one hits the nail on the head! Big bold roasted malt and black coffee notes up front, followed by some bitter bakers chocolate. There is some sweetness that begins to creep in, but then a nice punch of vinous hops quenches it in the finish.

Thick, but not super viscous. It has solid carbonation, allowing it to be very drinkable. Slight bitter dryness on the end.

This is one of my all time favorite standard imperial stouts! Kane hits all the right notes with roasted malts, light sweetness, and vinous hops for days! So glad they finally bottled this. FYI this ages SUPERBLY (I've had it on draft ~2 years old)

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Photo of ppavlick
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thampel09
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Silent Nights from Kane Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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